Sunday, 30 October 2016

History Fun Facts October 30

Historical facts for October 30
On This Day In History in 1485, King Henry VII of England was crowned King of England.
Henry-The-Father-Of-The-famous-One, seventh of his name was the last king to win the crown on the field of battle. That field of battle was The Battle of Bosworth Field, both a battle, and an actual field. He was fighting against the child and nephew killer, Richard III.
When Henry VII died in 1509, his son, Henry VIII became King of England. Wow, that's like fifteen Henrys.
Upon ascending to the kinglyshop of the land of Eng, Henry climbed on top of the tallest pauper and sang, "I'm Henry the 8th I am. Henry the 8th, I am I am. I've been married to the girl next door, she's been married seven times before. But I'll only be married once, as I'm a loyal and trustworthy husband."
On This Day In History in 1905, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia issued the October Manifesto, which granted the people of Russia basic civil liberties and the right to form a Duma.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate the Russian throne in March 1917 and, as such, was the last Tsar of Russia. He was also known as Nicholas the Bloody, perhaps due to a strange ritual of covering himself with hedgehog blood before he defecated.
His name Nicholas the Bloody might also have referred to him killing anyone who had a bad word to say about him. Anyone who looked at him funny. And anyone who mocked his hedgehog-blood-defecation ritual. It included an awful lot of people. That hedgehog thing is just weird.
Nicholas abdicated after the February Revolution, held in 1917, in February. The February Revolution was followed later that year by a revolution in October, called, err, wait a minute, I always forget the name of that one. The October Revolution. Yes, The October Revolution.
Anyways, the February and October Revolutions brought with them the downfall of Nicholas II and three hundred years of Romanov rule.

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