1066The death of Edward the Confessor, usually considered the last king of the House of Wessex. He was called ‘the Confessor’ because of his great piety. He died childless, sparking a succession crisis that led to the Norman Conquest.
Liberal Democrat MP and leadership candidate Layla Moran has announced she is pansexual and in a relationship with a woman.
1777The Battle of Princeton, in New Jersey, ended with George Washington’s defeat ofthe British, led by Cornwallis.
Between 25 per cent and 40 per cent of courts are empty, with the Ministry for Justice confirming that it had cut the number of sitting days for judges by 15 per cent.
1727The birth of British general James Wolfe, known for his training reforms but remembered chiefly for his victory over the French in Canada. His service in Flanders and in Scotland, where he took part in the suppression of the Jacobite Rebellion, brought him to the attention of his superiors. Wolfe's part in the taking of Quebec in 1759 led to his death in battle but earned him posthumous fame and he became an icon of Britain's victory in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion.
THE son of Labour MP and Mathematician Diane Abbott appeared in court yesterday over an alleged string of attacks on NHS staff and cops.
Two top colleges have rejected an offer to fund the education of poor white boys, for fear of violating anti-discrimination laws.
Another day, another bloody rampage in the Khan's wasteland, once known as London.