On This Day

On This Day in History for May 30

Events in History

  • 1035 Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders
  • 1087 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Conrad
  • 1100 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1381 English peasant uprising begins in Essex
  • 1416 Jerome of Prague burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance
  • 1431 Hundred Years' War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in Rouen, France
  • 1434 The Battle of Lipany (also called the Battle of Česky Brod), ending Taborites influence
  • 1445 Coronation as Margaret of Anjou as Queen Consort of England at Westminster Abbey
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Weddings in History

  • 1536 English King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour, his 3rd wife
  • 1797 Abolitionist William Wilberforce (37) weds Barbara Spooner (25) at St Swithins Church in Walcot, Bath
  • 1998 Nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds to commoner Marilene van den Broek (28) in Apeldoorn

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