On This Day

1403 in History

Events in History


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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 11 Jan IV, Duke of Brabant/Limburg
  • Feb 22 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove the English out from Northern France, (d. 1461)
  • Jun 11 John IV, Duke of Brabant, born in Arras, France (d. 1427)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 8 Bajezid I Jildirim, 4th sultan of Turkey (1389-1403), dies at 42
  • Jul 23 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39
  • Jul 23 Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)