Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-08

  • "He was as fresh as the month of May." ~Geoffrey Chaucer , Canterbury Tales #
  • 1328 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton is ratified by the English Parliament at Northampton #
  • The Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton stipulated three terms: 1) The Kingdom of Scotland as a fully independent nation #
  • The Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton stipulated three terms: 2) Robert the Bruce, and his heirs and successors, as the rightful rulers #
  • The Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton stipulated three terms: 3) The border between Scotland and England as recognized under Alexander III #
  • The Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton stipulated three terms for the low price of £20,000 sterling, that's over 8.9 million in today's money #
  • The Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton only lasted five years and was overturned in 1333 by Edward III #
  • Happy Birthday 1285 – Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician #
  • Happy Birthday 1225 – Jean de Joinville, chronicler of medieval France #
  • R.I.P. 1118 – Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England #
  • Happy Birthday 1218 – John I, Count of Hainaut #
  • "He was as fresh as the month of May." ~Geoffrey Chaucer , Canterbury Tales #
  • Podcast is complete! Find it in your favorite pod catcher now…or download it directly from the web page. #
  • 1194 – King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter #
  • Happy Birthday 1451 – René II, Duke of Lorraine #
  • R.I.P. 1450 – William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader #
  • R.I.P. 1230 – William de Braose, Norman-English nobleman; Executed by hanging #
  • William de Braose was caught in Prince Llywelyn's private bedchamber with Llywelyn's wife, Joan, Lady of Wales #
  • R.I.P. 1219 – Leo I "The Magnificent", King of Armenia #
  • Podcast is complete! Find it in your favorite pod catcher now…or download it directly from the web page. #
  • Happy Birthday 612 – Constantine III, Byzantine Emperor #
  • Happy Birthday 1415 – Cecily Neville, mother of King Edward IV of England and King Richard III of England #
  • Happy Birthday 1446 – Margaret of York, wife of Charles I "the Bold", Duke of Burgundy; Sister of King Edward IV and King Richard III #
  • R.I.P. 1152 – Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England ; wife of King Stephen #
  • R.I.P. 1270 – Béla IV King of Hungary #
  • R.I.P. 1294 – John I "The Victorious", Duke of Brabant #
  • Happy Birthday 1469 – Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, Italian philosopher, humanist, writer based in Florence during the Renaissance #
  • Machiavelli's best known book is the political treatise 'Il Principe', The Prince #
  • @PrimitiveMethod While the term 'Machiavellian' is viewed negatively I always thought 'The Prince' was and excellent book. in reply to PrimitiveMethod #
  • Medieval jewels found in Austrian garden #
  • 1256 – Pope Alexander IV issues papal bull 'Licet ecclesiae catholicae' constituting The Augustinian monastic order at the Lecceto Monastery #
  • Happy Birthday 1008 – King Henry I of France #
  • 1471 – Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV and the House of York loyalists defeat a Lancastrian Army #
  • R.I.P. 1471 – Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales; Killed in the Battle of Tewkwsbury #
  • 1493 – Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation #
  • 1415 – Council of Constance: Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics #
  • DVR is set! RT @thehistoryguy: If you're in the US watch this! "@donwildman: Off Limits debuts in States May 16, Travel Channel Mondays 9pm #
  • 1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England; the first step leading to the signing of the Magna Carta #
  • 1260 – Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire #
  • 1494 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain #
  • Happy Birthday 1210 – King Afonso III of Portugal #
  • R.I.P. 1194 – Casimir II "the Just", King of Poland #
  • @thehistoryguy I am outraged! Outraged that I am not helping with the castle!! #
  • R.I.P. 1309 – Charles II "THe Lame", King of Naples #
  • @thehistoryguy we have the same saying in the US. Post some pictures
    for me. in reply to thehistoryguy #
  • R.I.P. 1471 – Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander, Lancastrian Loyalist, executed after Battle of Tewkesbury #
  • @thehistoryguy Thanks for the hard work and picture! I'm off to the pub to have a pint…just looking at the work site is making me thirsty! in reply to thehistoryguy #



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