Strapped into his P-51 fighter, Charles Yeager was ready for his mission to attack targets in the Bordeaux area of France. He was twenty-one years old and already had three months’ experience in combat managing to shoot down two German aircraft. On this day his luck was to change. He occupied the “tail end Charlie” position of his four-plane flight.
Today in History on March 24th, 1603: Queen Elizabeth I of England died at Richmond Palace in London. The last days of Elizabeth saw her in a great depression due to the death of Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham, the niece of her cousin and close friend Lady Knollys. This was a massive blow to Queen Elizabeth’s heart, leaving her grief stricken.
Heroines Of the Medieval World is a book written by Sharon Bennet Connolly, the author of the blog called History.. The Interesting Bits! I was really looking forward to reading and reviewing this one because I have been following Connolly’s blog and work for quite some time now. It has been a pure joy watching her blog grow into what it has become.