Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-17

  • 837 – Halley's Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equaled 0.0342 AU 3.2M miles #
  • Happy BIrthday 1374 – Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March #
  • R.I.P. 1240 – Llywelyn the Great, King of Gwynedd #
  • 1241 – The Battle of Muhi: Batu Khan and his Mongol Horde defeat Béla IV of Hungary #
  • Happy Birthday 1357 – John I of Portugal #
  • R.I.P. 1165-– Stephen IV, King of Hungary #
  • Happy Birthday 1492 – Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre #
  • R.I.P. 1034 – Romanus III, Byzantine emperor #
  • 1079 – Bishop Stanislaus of Krakow is executed by Bolesław II of Poland #
  • Bishop Stanislaus criticized King Boleslaw for sexual immorality and King Boleslaw accuses Bishop Stanislaus of treason… #
  • King Boleslaw orders Bishop Stanislaus death but the King's men refuse to touch the Bishop so Boleslaw kills Stanislaus during Mass… #
  • Bishop Stanislaus' body is hacked into pieces and thrown into a fountain outside of the church…. However… #
  • The Bishops body is said to have miraculously restored itself while the fountain was guarded by four eagles… #
  • The murder of Bishop Stanislaus stirred outrage and led to the dethronement of King Bolesław II the Bold, who had to seek refuge in Hungary #
  • Saint Stanislaus was Canonized September 17, 1253 by Pope Innocent IV #
  • The Stanislaus/Boleslaw conflict draws comparisons to the Becket/Henry II feud…or is it the other way around… #
  • @charlieconnelly Haha, that's right. You can make fun of his name, just not his sexual activities!! in reply to charlieconnelly #
  • Updated the Game of Thrones page with a new trailer and 3 new character features, Robb, Sansa and Arya Stark #
  • 1204 – The Fourth Crusade: Crusaders breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city #
  • R.I.P. 1443 – Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • Happy Birthday 1484 – Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect #
  • 1111 – Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor #
  • 1204 – Fourth Crusade: Constantinople falls to the Crusaders temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire #
  • 1434 – The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid #
  • 1028 – Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans #
  • R.I.P. 1471 – Richard Neville 'the Kingmaker', 16th Earl of Warwick #
  • The 'Kingmaker' dies and York wins RT @BBCHistoryMag: A stroll round the site of the Battle of Barnet @GeneralJules #
  • See the preview here RT @camelot_starz: Tonight on STARZ: Episode 104 of #Camelot "Lady of the Lake". 10pm e/p. #
  • 1450 – Hundred Years War: Battle of Formigny: the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in N. France #
  • R.I.P. 1220 – Adolf of Altena, Archbishop of Cologne #
  • @thehistoryguy Haha, I bet the French learn about it! England lost over 50% of its forces while the French lost less than 5%! in reply to thehistoryguy #
  • @thehistoryguy And it was the first time France used field artillery in battle! in reply to thehistoryguy #
  • Check out these bad boys RT @AncientDigger: 10 of the Most Notoriously Evil Medieval Torture Weapons #medieval #WEAPONS #
  • @thehistoryguy If you include the English killed and captured at the battle of Formigny it is about an 85% casualty rate! in reply to thehistoryguy #
  • @Badger688 Only if your the CIA! in reply to Badger688 #
  • R.I.P. 1446 – Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect #
  • R.I.P. 1053 – Godwin, Earl of Wessex #
  • Happy Birthday 1452 – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath #
  • "The Vitruvian Man" ~ da Vinci #
  • Anatomy of the Arm from da Vinci's journal #
  • Fetus study from Leonardo da Vinci's journal #
  • 'Mona LIsa' ~ da Vinci #
  • @keithbraidwood3 Thanks I will keep an eye out for the program. in reply to keithbraidwood3 #
  • @KedlestonDerby Thanks for the #FF today. It is a great list of historians! in reply to KedlestonDerby #
  • @daykim71 Thansk for including me in your #FF list! in reply to daykim71 #
  • @sam_lockton Sorry I missed this. I have never been to Warwick Castle…time to go! in reply to sam_lockton #
  • I'm off to the Department Motor Vehicles to get my car tags. With their efficiency I should be back in 12-15 hours… #
  • Get caught up with Camelot before tonight's episode. First three recaps are here -> #
  • Got DirecTV but no HBO. Free preview this weekend so you won't miss the premiere of Game of Thrones! #
  • Happy Birthday 1319 – King John II 'the Good' of France #
  • R.I.P. 1198 – Duke Frederick I of Austria #
  • R.I.P. 1113 – Sviatopolk II, Grand Prince of Kiev #
  • Happy Birthday 1495 – Petrus Apianus, German mathematician, astronomer and cartographer #
  • R.I.P. 1118 – Adelaide del Vasto, third wife of Roger I of Sicily #
  • 1346 – The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje by Dusan Silni, occupying much of the Balkans #
  • Discovery channel USA is showing Filthy Cities Medieval London but it's not hosted by @thehistoryguy ! Why make a US version? Epic Fail!! #
  • Winter is Coming…Tomorrow night!! Catch up on the characters and houses in Game of Thrones #
  • @sirthopas If you have DirecTV it is free this weekend. in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas I am in the same boat as you, no HBO. I will get to see the 1st Ep. then have to wait for the rest! Have you read the books? in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas Ah yes DirecTV is an American Satellite Company. in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas The books are well worth the time. in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas Haha, Yep a series of 5 books. Each season of the show will be about one book. The books are on average 1000 pages each in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas Like another 'reality' show… Let's hope not! in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas Haha, Winning with Tiger Blood! in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas That's true, you can't underestimate Charlie the Warlock in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas No I missed that. That's pretty good. 'I know Warlocks and you Mr. Seen are no Warlock!" in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas Nice, A spell for thoughts of unicorns and full double rainbows! in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas I wonder if he liked the 'Warlock' movie from the 1980's. That might be his inspiration! in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas I will look him up. Being psychic he knew last week we were going to talk about him…He is probably one his way here! in reply to sirthopas #
  • @sirthopas Speaking of Warlocks, it is fast approaching the witching hour here! I am off to bed. Thanks for the chat…we must do it again! in reply to sirthopas #



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