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Asked by jaya, 05 Aug '11 09:54 am
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642 Battle of Maserfield Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
910 The last major Danish army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Earl Aethelred of Mercia.
1071 ByzantineNorman wars: Italo-Normans begin a nearly-three-year siege of Bari.
1100 Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
1305 William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed.
1388 The Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England, is fought near Otterburn.
1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert establishes the first English colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland.
1600 The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.
1620 The Mayflower dep ...more
Answered by ankit shivam, 05 Aug '11 09:57 am

 
  
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Ur presence in the rediff qna ;-))
Answered by virupaksha, 05 Aug '11 09:59 am

 
  
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