On This Day

What Happened in July 1403

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Jul 21 Battle of Shrewsbury: Army led by the Lancastrian King of England, Henry IV defeats a rebel army led by Henry "Harry Hotspur" Percy of Northumberland thus ending the Percy challenge to the throne. Also the first battle English archers fought each other on English soil.

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 21 Henry Percy [Harry Hotspur], English Knight, killed at the Battle of Shrewsbury at 39
  • Jul 23 Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)