Good morning everyone, History Mom with Friday Fun Facts! On this date in 1899, the British army lost the Battle of Ladysmith, leading to the siege of the same name. But on an upbeat note, the British governor, Sir Henry Smith, had named the town after his wife, Maria de los Dolores de Leon Smith in 1850. Also, on this date in 1485, Henry VII was crowned the first Tudor king of England, following the defeat of Richard III. ("Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain", remember that one?) Have a great weekend and stay safe!!