14 May: On this day in history

14 May 1264: Montfort crushes Henry III’s hapless army at Lewes The king suffers an early setback in the Second Barons’ War In the long list of royal catastrophes, the battle of Lewes holds an especially ignominious place. Like his father, the ill-starred John, Henry III had spent decades feuding with

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Your free wallpapers for your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet featuring exclusive All About History art from issue 117 Subscribe to All About History now for amazing savings! Here are your All About History 117 wallpapers, based on our exclusive Greek Gods artwork. Order your copy today from MagazinesDirect or

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7 May: On this day in history

7 May 1659 With the Protectorate collapsing after the death of Oliver Cromwell eight months earlier, 50 members of the Rump Parliament he forcibly dissolved in 1653 reassemble at Westminster. 7 May 1697 Stockholm’s royal palace is destroyed by fire. 7 May 1748 Birth in Montauban of French playwright and

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