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This decisive battle in 1265 effectively ended the 2nd Baron's War
The rebel leader Simon de Montfort was killed
The royal army was led by Edward, son of Henry III (later Edward I)
23 March, 1743
First English performance of Handel's Messiah
During the performance at Covent Garden, George II started the tradition of standing for the 'Hallelujah Chorus'
This king lost his baggage in an ill-advised crossing of The Wash
He died shortly afterwards from eating too many peaches
He was buried at Worcester Cathedral