The ceremony of crowning a king or queen (and their consort).
Fact of the Day
Up to 11 men may have sought election to the 1614 parliament to avoid paying their debts.
Quote of the Day
"No-one loves armed missionaries "
~ Robespierre, 1792
On This Day
1265 Simon de Montfort and the rebellious barons were defeated by the future King Edward I at the Battle of Evesham.
1870 The British Red Cross was founded, with the aim to provide impartial help to all those suffering in war and, later, in peacetime.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany, after Germany violated the Treaty of London and invaded Belgium.