1470 Henry VI returned to the English throne after the Earl of Warwick (known as Warwick the Kingmaker) defeated the Yorkists in battle.
1618 Sir Walter Raleigh, English seafarer, courtier, writer and once a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I (he named Virginia after her) was beheaded at Whitehall. He had been falsely accused of treason and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment. He was released after 13 years to try and find the legendary gold of El Dorado. He failed, and returned to an undeserved fate.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has caved and formally written to the European Council president Donald Tusk to formally accept a Brexit extension until January 31, 2020.
A man who came to the United Kingdom from Ethiopia as a refugee has been convicted for roaming the country by train assaulting women.
1216 Henry III was crowned. His son was England's warrior king, Edward I.
Many lawyers and constitutional commentators have pointed out that Lady Hale, the President of the Supreme Court, who delivered the Judgment in the proroguing of Parliament case, and her colleagues in the Supreme Court, invented a completely new basis on which “Proceedings in Parliament” would be dealt with by the courts.
939 Edmund I succeeded Athelstan as King of England.
0899 King Alfred the Great, Saxon King of Wessex is believed to have died on this date. A soldier and scholar, he fought against the invading Danes and formed England's first navy. His son, Edward the Elder became King. Winchester was Alfred's capital, and he developed the town and to keep it safe from attack.