November 13th

On 13th November 1002, English King Ethelred ordered the massacre of all the Danish in England on St Brice’s Day. East Yorkshire being in the Danelaw, where Danish and English were well integrated, the order appears to have been ignored here.

On 13th November 1684, John Largeman of Patrington married for the 3rdtime; he married his second wife Elizabeth Dunn on 31stJuly, and she died in September; his first wife had died in April of the same year. It is not known what killed his 3 wives, although plague is recorded in parts of Yorkshire in that year.

On 13th November 1916, was a private in the Hull Sportsmen’s Pals Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, at the Battle of the Ancre, WW1. His heroism in seizing German positions alone was rewarded with a Victoria Cross (for valour). (b 28.6.1897 died 21.2.1941) photo shows members of the 13th Battalion (Hull Sportsmen)

Hull PALS 13Btn sportsmen

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