Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-24

  • 1203 – The Fourth Crusade: Crusaders capture Constantinople by assault, Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus flees the city into exile #
  • 1453 – Hundred Years' War: Battle of Castillon: The French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury #
  • Died today in 1453; John Talbot "Old Talbot", 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader; killed in the Battle of Castillon #
  • Died today in 924; Edward the Elder, King of England #
  • @andrewdbuck the final siege was in 1204 but the assault that sent Alexius III running was in 1203 in reply to andrewdbuck #
  • 3,000 Brick Castle Made Entirely From Human Hair! #
  • 1290 – Edict of Expulsion: issued by King Edward I of England banishing all Jews, about 16,000 from England #
  • 1389 – Hundred Years War: Charles VI of France and Richard II of England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem #
  • The Truce of Leulinghem was the longest period of peace during the Hundred Years War, lasting 13 years. #
  • Died today in 1100; Godfrey of Bouillon, Protector of the Holy Sepulcher #
  • After the siege of Jerusalem in 1099, Godfrey of Bouillon became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem #
  • @andrewdbuck very true. I should have used better wording. Thanks for keeping me honest! in reply to andrewdbuck #
  • @andrewdbuck no need to apologize. I welcome all comments, criticisms and fact checking! Thanks again. #
  • @gisellevirginia I have never seen them performed, only read the book. It would be good to see it live. in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • 1333 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill: Edward III defeats Sir Archibald Douglas and his Scottish army #
  • Battle of Halidon Hill: The English archers held the higher ground and slaughtered Sir Archibald and the Scots as they charged uphill #
  • Died today in 1333; Sir Archibald Douglas, killed in the Battle of Halidon Hill #
  • Died today in 514; Pope Symmachus #
  • Died today in 1374; Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch), Italian scholar, poet humanists "Father of Humanism" #
  • Archaeologists Excavate Medieval Fort near Sevlievo #
  • 1304 – First War of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle: King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf #
  • Edward I refused the first Scottish surrender, instead waiting for his his new weapon 'War Wolf' to arrive and used it on the Castle #
  • 911 – Siege of Chartres: Rollo lays siege to Chartres, resulting in the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte #
  • The Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte formed an alliance between Charles III of France & Rollo establishing Rollo as the first Duke of Normandy #
  • Died today in 985; AntiPope Boniface VII #
  • Died today in 1031; Robert II “the Pious”, King of France #
  • @gisellevirginia I was there once too. It is a great castle. in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • Thanks for the RTs today! @Steven_Till @ChristyEnglish @assyria777 @Codexcalixtinfo #
  • 1403 – Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats a rebel army led by Henry "Hotspur" Percy #
  • Died today in 1403; Henry "Hotspur" Percy, English nobleman and soldier #
  • Died today in 1425; Manuel II Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor #
  • Beautiful! RT @LondonHistorian Southwark Cathedral #
  • 1099 – First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem #
  • @rexfactorpod Richard III gets my vote…he just looks guilty! in reply to rexfactorpod #
  • Born today in 1210; Joan of England, Queen of Scots, wife of Alexander II of Scotland #
  • @rexfactorpod A high priced PR firm would have served him well! #
  • Died today in 1461; Charles VII "the Victorious", King of France #
  • Died today in 1362; Louis of Durazzo, Count of Gravina #
  • Louis of Durazzo started revolts against Joan I, was imprisoned in the Castel dell'Ovo in Naples and poisoned while in prison #
  • 1298 – Battle of Falkirk: King Edward I of England and the English army defeat William Wallace and his Scottish army #
  • 1298 – Battle of Falkirk: Edward I used his longbowmen to decimated the Scottish schiltron, then the cavalry entered to finish them off #
  • 1298 – Battle of Falkirk: William Wallace survived but resigned as the Guardian of Scotland after the battle #
  • @ChristyEnglish Sad indeed, especially after the great victory at Stirling Bridge in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • 1499 – Battle of Dornach: The Old Swiss Confederacy decisively defeat the Imperial army of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I #
  • The Old Swiss Confederacy victory at the Battle of Dornach led to led to Switzerland's independence from the Holy Roman Empire #
  • 1484 – Battle of Lochmaben Fair: 500-man raiding party led by Duke of Albany & Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal James III #
  • 1456 – Siege of Belgrade: John Hunyadi, Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary, defeats Mehmet II of the Ottoman Empire after an 18 siege #
  • Siege of Belgrade: Ottoman soldier tries to plant the Sultan's flag atop a bastion, a Hungarian knight grabs him and jumps off the wall #
  • Siege of Belgrade: John Hunyadi survived the siege but died three weeks later of the plague #
  • @ChristyEnglish I think Ed I was a great King. But I always root against him! I guess I'm conflicted… in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • Born today in 1478; Philip I "the Fair", King of Castile #
  • @ChristyEnglish i haven't read her books. I will have to check them out in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • Heading to the mountains… spotty cell coverage so tweets will be limited this weekend #
  • Died today in 1403; Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel; captured at the Battle of Shrewsbury and publicly beheaded #
  • Thomas Percy is Henry "Hotspur" Percy's uncle. Henry was killed during the Battle of Shrewsbury #
  • Died today in 1373; Bridget of Sweden, Swedish mystic and saint, founder of the Bridgettine Order #
  • Saint Bridget of Sweden is the patron saint of Europe, Sweden, Widows #



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