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On This Day in February
 
A selection of events either directly or indirectly connected with the Tower which have happened during the month of February.
 
King Charles II
King Charles II
2nd February 1685 - Charles II, King of England/Scotland/Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=charles2
Duke of Clarence
18th Feb 1478 - George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/clarence.htm
Duke of Clarence
The Battle of Great Torrington
The Battle of Great Torrington
16th February 1646 - Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War. http://www.information-britain.co.uk/famdates.php?id=658
King Henry VIII
11th February 1531 - Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensofengland/thetudors/henryviii.aspx
King Henry VIII
English/French treaty
English/French treaty
17th Feb 1676 - Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/charles_ii_king.shtml
Wyatt rebellion
9th February 1554 - Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/wyatt_rebellion_1554.htm
Wyatt rebellion
Elizabeth of York
Elizabeth of York
4th February 1503 - Queen Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII of England, dies http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/elizabethyork.htm
King Edward III
1st February 1327 – At 14 years old, Edward III is crowned King of England, however, his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer rule the country in his name until he is of age. http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensofengland/theplantagenets/edwardiii.aspx
King Edward III
Death Warrant of Mary Queen of Scots
Death Warrant of Mary Queen of Scots
1st February 1587 - Queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/mary_queen_of_scots.htm
King Stephen
2nd February 1141 - King Stephen captured during the battle at Lincoln http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/stephen_king.shtml
King Stephen
King Richard I
King Richard I
4th February 1194 - 100,000 marks ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/richard_i_king.shtml
King Richard II
14th February 1400 - Richard II dies. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=richard2
King Richard II
Cato Street Conspiracy
Cato Street Conspiracy
23rd February 1820 the plotters of the Cato Street Conspiracy, a group who wanted to blow up the British Cabinet, were arrested.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/rights/cato.htm
King Edward VI
20th February 1547 – King Henry VIII’s son Edward, becomes King Edward VI of England.
http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/kingedward.htm
King Edward VI
Pope Pius V
Pope Pius V
25th February 1570 Elizabeth I was declared a heretic by Pope Pius V, who releases her subjects from allegiance to her
https://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensofEngland/TheTudors/ElizabethI.aspx