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Queen Victoria Crowned
Today in History: 09 April 1413
Henry V Crowned King of England
On this day in 1413, Henry V was crowned King of England. He succeeded Henry IV and was succeeded by Henry VI in 1422 upon his death.
For more, visit:
– Henry V, by R. B. Mowat
– King Henry V, by B. Nicholson
– Henry V, The Typical Medieval Hero, by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford
Today in History: 03 April 1043
Edward the Confessor Crowned King of England
On this day in 1043, Edward the Confessor became King of England. His reign was among the last of Anglo-Saxon kings, with his successor Harold Godwinson, defeated by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
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Edward the Confessor, by Bennett D. Charron
Today in History: 20 February 1547
England: Edward VI was Crowned
On this day in 1547, King Edward VI was officially crowned King of England and Ireland at the age of 9. Tragically Edward’s reign lasted only 6.5 years, ending with his death on the 6th July 1553 (it had begun on the 28th January 1547 following the death of Henry VIII).
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Today in History – 12 May 1937
George VI Crowned King of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth
Though reigning as king since the 11th December 1936, King George VI was not officially crowned until this day in 1937. His reign lasted until his death on the 6 February 1952, when he was succeeded by the current queen, Elizabeth II.
George VI was crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. He became king following his brother’s (Edward VIII) abdication in 1936.
Today in History – 23 April 1661
England: Charles II Crowned in Westminster Abbey
Following the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, political events led eventually to the restoration of the English monarchy and the ascension of Charles II to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland. His father, Charles I, was executed by Oliver Cromwell at Whitehall on the 30th January 1649 towards the end of the English Civil War and Charles fled the country. With the death of Cromwell and the collapse of the English Commonwealth, Charles was invited to return to England and did so with great public fanfare on the 29th May 1660. He was crowned in Westminster Abbey on the 23rd April 1661.
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