On This Day

What Happened in July 1403

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory 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.

King of England and Lord of Ireland Henry IV of England
King of England and Lord of Ireland
Henry IV of England

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 23 Henry Percy [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39
  • Jul 23 Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)