What Happened in August 1549

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Historical Events

  • Aug 8 Henry II of France declares war on England and orders the siege of Boulogne
  • Aug 12 French troops conquer Ambleteuse, in the Pas-de-Calais, and kill all the English prisoners.
  • Aug 15 Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
  • Aug 27 Battle of Dussindale: John Dudley Earl of Warwick destroys Robert Kett's army, ending Kett's rebellion in Norfolk, England