Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-26

  • 1356 – The Battle of Poitiers: the English, led by the Black Prince defeat the French during the Hundred Years’ War #
  • Happy Birthday 866 – Leo VI ‘the Wise’, Byzantine Emperor #
  • R.I.P. 690 – Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • 1187 – Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem #
  • 1378 – Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Anti-Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism #
  • Happy Birthday 1486 – Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VII of England #
  • 1217 – Livonian Crusade: The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo are killed in the Battle of St. Matthew's Day. #
  • Happy Birthday 1415 – Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor #
  • 1435 – An agreement between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good ends the partnership between the English and Burgundy in 100 Years War #
  • 1236 – The Battle of Saule: the Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword #
  • 1499 – Treaty of Basel: Switzerland becomes an independent state #
  • @misspmj I plan on watching it this weekend. With 3 rugrats we don't get to the movies very often. I rely on Netflix and PPV in reply to misspmj #
  • @marlinlowe you're welcome. I hope it is available in the States on BBC America or any channel soon! in reply to marlinlowe #
  • @pab8484 I will send you some suggestions tonight. Would you like a specific time period or just an overall historical view? in reply to pab8484 #
  • 1459 – Battle of Blore Heath: the first major battle of the War of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire #
  • Happy Birthday 1158 – Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany #
  • @pab8484 Life in a Medieval Castle/Village/City by Joseph & Francis Gies, 3 different books, all very good. in reply to pab8484 #
  • @pab8484 Also try The Middle Ages by Morris Bishop in reply to pab8484 #
  • #ff @historyinanhour @steven_till @thehistoryguy @ospreyrich @navalhistoryguy #
  • 1180 – Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline #
  • R.I.P. 768 – Pippin the Short, King of the Franks #
  • R.I.P. 1143 – Pope Innocent II #
  • 1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England #
  • R.I.P. 1066 – Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria; killed in the Battle of Stamford Bridge #
  • R.I.P. 1066 – Harald III of Norway; killed in the Battle of Stamford Bridge #



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