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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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_V_of_England

Books:
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.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_the_Confessor

Book:
Edward the Confessor, by Bennett D. Charron


Today in History: 20 February 1547


England: Edward VI was Crowned

Edward VIOn 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).

For more on Edward VI, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VI_of_England


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 VIIIabdication 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.

For more on Charles II, visit:
Charles II

 


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