Today in World History: December 16th

Henry VI, King of England, was crowned as King of France on this day in 1431. The Hundred Years’ War was raging, King Charles VI died, leaving Henry the disputed King of France. Eventually, Henry lost his claim on the title, and in 1453, lost the throne to Charles VII. During his reign, the War of the Roses broke out, as a result of him being a “weak” ruler, which led to the collapse of the House of Lancaster. Henry died in May of 1471.

“I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned.”

-Sylvester Stallone


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