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June 17

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1194: Richard I crowned again
After having been held captive for two years by Emperor Henry VI, Richard felt it was necessary to demonstrate his sovereignty over England, and so he had a second coronation. Less than one month later he left the country, never to return.

1397: The Kalmar Union
The coronation of Erik of Pomerania as king of Norway, Sweden and Denmark united the kingdoms in a union that would last until 1523.


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1239: Edward I

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