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1287 – St. Lucia’s flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses

14 December

St. Lucia’s flood was a storm tide that affected the Netherlands and Northern Germany on this day in 1287 (the day after St. Lucia Day) when a dike broke during a storm, killing approximately 50,000 to 80,000 people in the sixth largest flood in recorded history. Continue reading “1287 – St. Lucia’s flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses”

1282 – The last native Prince of Wales is killed

11 December

The Battle of Orewin Bridge was fought between an English force (led by the Marcher Lords) and the Welsh army of  Llywelyn ap Gruffudd on this day in 1282 near Builth Wells in mid-Wales. It was a decisive defeat for the Welsh as their army was destroyed and their leader, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (Prince of Wales) was killed, and this effectively ended the independence of Wales.


1200 – Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England


Isabella of Angoulême (c.1188 – 4 June 1246) was queen consort of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John’s death in 1216. She was also reigning Countess of Angoulême from 1202 until 1246. Continue reading “1200 – Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England”

1229 – Battle of Portopí

12 September – On this day

The Battle of Portopí was fought between the Almohad troops that occupied the island of Majorca and the Christian army led by King James I (the Conqueror) of Aragon. Continue reading “1229 – Battle of Portopí”

1213 – Battle of Muret

12 September – On this day

At the Battle of Muret was fought on this day in 1213, by the Crusader army of Simon IV de Montfort who defeated the Catharist, Aragonese and Catalan forces of Peter II of Aragon, at Muret near Toulouse. Continue reading “1213 – Battle of Muret”

1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge

11 September – On this day

The Battle of Stirling Bridge was a battle on this day in 1297, the forces of Andrew Moray and William Wallace defeated the combined English forces of John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, and Hugh de Cressingham near Stirling, on the River Forth. Continue reading “1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge”

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