On This Day

What Happened in May 1382

Historical Events

  • May 3 Battle of Beverhoutsveld near Bruges in modern-day Belgium - the army of Ghent beats a drunken Bruges militia
  • May 21 Earthquake centered on Dover Straits with estimated magnitude of 6.0 causes widespread damage, including to Canterbury Cathedral

Famous Deaths

  • May 12 Johanna I, Queen of Naples/Provence, dies