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1049 Earthquake in Midlands

1118 Queen Matilda dies

1185 Eclipse

1436 Richard, Duke of York is appointed Lieutenant-general

1511 Joust at Greenwich

1497 John Cabot sets sail for Asia

1536 Anne Boleyn arrested

1471 The Battle of Tewkesbury


1191 Richard sails to Cyprus.

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1429 Siege of Orleans is lifted

1502 Columbus starts his fourth voyage


1291 Edward I meets Scottish Claimants

1307 Battle of Loudoun Hill

973 Coronation of King Edgar

1068 Matilda is crowned Queen

1191 Meeting in Limassol

1258 Treaty of Corbeil


1191 Richard marries Berengaria

1343 The Black Prince becomes Prince of Wales


1515 Mary and Suffolk marry


1264 Battle of Lewes

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1450 Bayeux surrendered to the French

1215 London falls to the Rebels

1216 A storm hits John's fleet

1536 Execution of Anne Boleyn

1217 Battle of Lincoln

1301 Treaty finally signed

1506 Death of Columbus

1172 Compromise of Avranches

1216 Prince Louis of France claims English Throne

1382 Earthquake

1420 Treaty of Troyes

1455 The Yorkists are summoned

1471 The murder of Henry VI

1527 Birth of Philip II of Spain

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1149 Henry (II) knighted by David

1200 Philippe and John sign a treaty

1455 Battle of St. Albans

1430 Joan of Arc is captured

1533 Marriage to Catherine of Aragon declared illegal

1089 Lanfranc dies

1321 Meeting at Pontefract

1444 Betrothal of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou

1487 Lambert Simnel crowned in Dublin

1261 Death of Pope Alexander IV

1502 Columbus leaves the Canary Islands

1465 Elizabeth crowned

1199 John is crowned King

1215 A truce is sought

1265 Edward escapes

1533 Marriage to Anne Boleyn declared legal

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1213 French fleet defeated

1431 Joan of Arc burnt at the stake

1445 Margaret of Anjou crowned

1498 Columbus begins his third voyage

1536 Henry marries Jane Seymour

    
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Other events occurring in May

804 Death of Alcuin of York
946 Eadred becomes King of Wessex
1016 Canute attacks London
1052 Godwines invade England
1066 Tostig invades the south of England
1088 William puts down the revolt
1094 Duncan II becomes King of the Scots
1097 Siege of Nicaea
1123 Egyptian navy destroyed off Ascalon
1138 Robert sides with Matilda
1147 The start of the Second Crusade
1152 Henry marries Eleanor
1169 Dermot retakes Leinster
1170 Raymond de Gros lands in Ireland
1174 Richard (I) seizes the town of Saintes from his father, Henry II
1177 Council at Oxford
1184 Fire destroys Glastonbury Abbey
1194 Richard leaves England
1199 John succeeds Richard I
1199 Important Appointments
1201 John sails to Normandy
1213 King John's first act of submission
1220 Coronation of Henry III
1261 Henry back in control
1264 Henry's war with the Barons
1271 Edward reaches Acre
1274 Little battle of Chalons
1275 Statute of Westminster
1283 Harlech Castle begun
1294 Philippe IV confiscates Gascony
1298 Edward at York
1300 Edward starts another Scottish campaign
1303 Edward's last campaign in Scotland
1312 Gaveston surrenders
1322 Parliament at York
1323 Treaty signed
1328 Treaty of Northampton
1360 Treaty of Bretigny
1381 Start of the Peasant's Revolt
1389 Richard II declared his intention to rule freely
1404 Glendower's Parliament
1405 Scrope executed
1422 Meaux falls to the English
1424 James I crowned
1450 Revolt in Kent
1450 Death of William de la Pole
1463 Alnwick Castle in Lancastrian hands
1464 Edward secretly marries
1464 Battle of Hexham
1470 Warwick and Clarence escape to France
1471 London attacked by rebels
1494 Jamaica Explored
1498 Cabot disappears on voyage
1527 Wolsey sets up secret court