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On This Day in September
 
A selection of events either directly or indirectly connected with the Tower which have happened during the month of September
 
William of Normandy
William of Normandy
1066 28th September William of Normandy lands at Pevensey on the south coast of England at the start of his invasion.
http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensofengland/thenormans/williamitheconqueror.aspx
Sir Francis Drake
26th Sept 1580 Sailing into Plymouth, Francis Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman. The ship he sailed into Plymouth on was called the Golden Hind, which he had renamed from the Pelican, whilst on his journey. A full scale replica of the Golden Hind can been seen on the South Bank of the Thames, just along from Southwark Cathedral in London. This replica was built by F Hinks and Sons Shipbuilders in Appledore Devon in the early 1970’s. http://www.biography.com/people/francis-drake-9278809
Sir Francis Drake
Richard the Lionheart
Richard the Lionheart
3rd Sept 1189 - King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) crowned in Westminster
http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=richard1
The Great Fire of London
2nd Sept 1666 The Great Fire of London begins in a bakery on Pudding Lane and will destroy much of the city. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/great_fire_01.shtml
The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London
6th Sept 1666 The Great Fire of London is finally extinguished after much of the city and St Paul's Cathedral are lost. However, it is not all bad news, as the Great Fire helped put an end to a terrible Plague which had started in London the year before, and the burning of the building had helped to stop the spread of the plague even further. After the fire it was deemed that no building would be able to be built within the city limits with a thatch roof. The only exception to this rule was the Globe Theatre. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/greatfire.htm
Oliver Cromwell
3rd Sept 1658 - Oliver Cromwell, British general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cromwell_oliver.shtml
Oliver Cromwell
Richard Cromwell
Richard Cromwell
3rd Sept 1658 - Richard Cromwell succeeds his father as Lord Protector
http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/richard-cromwell.htm
Queen Catherine Parr
5th Sept 1548 - Catharine Parr, queen of England/wife of Henry VIII, who was Henrys wife when he died, dies at age 36
http://www.britroyals.com/tudor.asp?id=catherine_parr
Queen Catherine Parr
King James II
King James II
6th Sept 1701 - King James II, the king that was overthrown by his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange, dies at 68,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/james_ii.shtml
King Richard I, The Lion Heart
8th September 1157 King Richard I, The Lion Heart, is born
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/richard_i_king.shtml
King Richard I, The Lion Heart
King Charles II
King Charles II
6th September 1651 Charles II spends the day hiding in an oak tree following defeat by Oliver Cromwell at Worcester.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/charles_ii_king.shtml
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
September 4th1588 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, one time favourite of Queen Elizabeth I dies at the age of 87.
http://www.elizabethi.org/contents/queensmen/robertdudley.htm
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
James II
James II
September 6th 1701- James II (1685-88), dies in exile at the age of 67
http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=james2
George III
September 8th 1761 George III marries Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte).
http://www.history.com/topics/british-history/george-iii
George III
Annie Chapman
Annie Chapman
September 8th 1888 the body of Annie Chapman, another of the Whitechapel Murder victims is found in a backyard in Hanbury Street, Whitechapel London.
http://www.karyom.com/The%20Whitechapel%20Murders.htm