In the late 16th century, the legal age for marriage in Stratford-upon-Avon was 14 for men and 12 for women.
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"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. "
~ Friedrich Engels
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1420 Charles VI cedes France to Henry V of England in the Treaty of Troyes after Henry's victory at Agincourt 5 years earlier.
1471 Henry VI was murdered in the Tower of London, although the Yorkists claimed he died from displeasure and melancholy.
1991 Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a female suicide bomber. His mother, prime minister Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, had been assassinated in 1984.