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Battle of Shrewsbury (1403)

The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought between Henry IV of England and a rebel army led by Henry “Hotspur” Percy at today’s Battlefield on July 21, 1403. Hotspur was killed in the battle, while his forces fled from the field when he was hit by an arrow in the face. Thus Henry IV who was wounded by an arrow in the face as well won the Battle of Shrewsbury and saved his throne. Hotspur later became an important character in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 subtitled the “Life and Death of Henry surnamed Hotspur”.

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