This Day In History
This Day In History
Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Edward VI

Edward VI
(October 12, 1537 - July 6, 1553)
Edward VI became King of England and Ireland on 28 January 1547 and was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine. The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and England's first monarch that was raised as a Protestant.
England, Edward

November 14, 1940

In England, the city...
In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. The Coventry blitz was a series of bombing raids that took place in the English city of Coventry. The city was bombed many times during the Second World War by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). The most devastating of these attacks occurred on the evening of 14 November 1940. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.
World War II, Luftwaffe, Coventry, England

December 19, 1154

Henry II of England...
Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey. "By The Grace Of God, Henry II, King Of England". He was thus the first to be crowned "King of England", as opposed to "King of the English." Henry, a vassal of Louis VII, was now more powerful than the French king himself. Henry used the title Rex Angliae, Dux Normaniae et Aquitaniae et Comes Andigaviae (King of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of Anjou).
Henry II, Westminster Abbey, England
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