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17 June 1497 – The Battle of Blackheath (Battle of Deptford Bridge)

Coat of arms of Lord Daubeney.

On this day in history, 17th June 1497, the Cornish Rebellion was brought to an end by the Battle of Blackheath, which is also known as the Battle of Deptford Bridge, when Henry VII's forces were triumphant against the rebels.

Rebel leader Michael An Gof was forced to surrender after losing somewhere in the region of 1-2,000 men to the king's forces led by Giles, Lord Daubeney. Members can click here to read more about the battle.

Today is also the anniversary of the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Loch Leven Castle after her surrender to the Protestant nobles at the Battle of Carberry Hill a couple of days earlier. You can click here to read more about that.

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