The battle of Albuera (1811) took place during the Peninsular War, when Anglo-Portuguese forces defeated the French.
The 57th (West Middlesex) Foot suffered very heavy casualties during the battle and later celebrated the anniversary as a regimental day.
The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.
St Helena’s national day commemorates the island’s discovery in 1502 by Galician navigator João da Nova, then serving the King of Portugal.
Anchoring in the present James Bay, da Nova named the island ‘Santa Helena’ after St Helena of Constantinople, whose feast according to the Orthodox Church falls on 21 May.
St Aldhelm (639–709) was Abbot of Malmesbury and Bishop of Sherborne.
Bermuda Day first took place as Empire Day on 24 May 1902.
It continued on that day until 2018, when it moved to the last Friday of May.
It is also known as Heritage Day, celebrating the island’s culture and heritage.
St Augustine of Canterbury (d.604) became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in 597.
The Church of England considers him to be one of its founding fathers.
Anguilla Day takes place annually on 30 May.
On 30 May 1967 the Anguillans began a revolution that led to independence from the union of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.