This Day in History Entry #309

January 7th, 2015 by Wordsman

Held by England two cent’ries and more
Henry II sought to Calais restore
Wentworth, forced to back down,
Gave up keys to the town
That they’d owned since the Hundred Years’ War

Event: France captures Calais, the last territorial possession of England on the European continent
Year: 1558
Learn more: Siege of Calais (1558) (not to be confused with Siege of Calais (1346, 1348, 1436, 1596, 1940, or 1944))

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