14 March 1590: The Battle of Ivry

The Battle of Ivry by Rubens

On 14 March 1590 the Protestant forces of the new French king, Henry IV, faced the armies of the Catholic League, led by the Duke of Mayenne, on the plain of Épieds near Ivry, Normandy. The end of the battle, which was one of many during the long

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7 March 1810: Death of Cuthbert Collingwood, British Admiral

Cuthbert Collingwood was born on 26 September 1748 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the eighth child of Cuthbert and Milcah Collingwood. He was the eldest of three sons. After a schooling at the Newcastle Free School, Collingwood went to sea on the Shannon at the age of twelve on 28 August 1761. He was accompanied by

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