Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-04

  • 1189 – Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan #
  • Died today in 1481; Afonso V "the African", King of Portugal #
  • 1498 – Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal #
  • 1475 – The Treaty of Picquigny: Louis XI paid Edward IV to return to England and not take up arms to pursue his claim to the French throne #
  • Treaty of Picquigny: Edward IV was paid 75,000 crowns plus a yearly pension of 50,000 crowns #
  • 1350 – Hundread Years War: Battle of Winchelsea: The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships #
  • Born today in 1434; Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet, diplomat and Bishop of Pécs #
  • Died today in 1123; Eystein I, King of Norway #
  • Died today in 1442; John VI, Duke of Brittany #
  • Died today in 1093; Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy #
  • @gisellevirginia great! It is a good book and series. in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • Died today in 1395; Albert III, Duke of Austria #
  • @gisellevirginia did you buy all 4 books? I just started #4 again to get a refresher before Iget the newest book in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • Died today in 886; Basil I, Byzantine Emperor #
  • @gisellevirginia Excellent! I hope you enjoy them. in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • Born today in 1334; Peter "the Cruel", King of Castile #
  • Died today in 1483; Louis XI "the Prudent", King of France #
  • Did they survive?!? RT @battlecastle: DP Sean F. White and TA Rory Lambert discover a #medieval tunnel #Gaillard #
  • Excellent! RT @David_Oakes @THR: 'Pillars of the Earth' Gets Second Run on @ReelzChannel #
  • 1056 – After a sudden illness, Byzantine Empress Theodora, dies without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty #
  • Died today in 1158; Sancho III, King of Castile #
  • 1314 – King Håkon V Magnusson moves the capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo #
  • 1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months #
  • Coat of Arms of Henry V #
  • Henry V's great victory was at the Battle of Agincourt, a lesson in English longbow supremecy. The battle also produced the Treaty of Troyes #
  • The Treaty of Troyes stated that Henry and all his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI #
  • Henry V died 2 months before Charles VI and the Treaty of Troyes was never enforced, adding more fuel to the fire of the Hundred Years' War #
  • Died today in 1372; Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier #
  • Died today in 1422; Henry V, King of England #
  • "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers" ~Henry V by William Shakespeare #
  • @commish24 excellent! Branagh did it best. in reply to commish24 #
  • @commish24 that's great. It's good to know kids today are still interested in those kinds of movies in reply to commish24 #
  • Born today in 1286; Elisabeth Richeza, Queen of Poland #
  • Died today in 1414; William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England #
  • Born today in 1453; Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general; El Gran Capitán "The Great Captain" #
  • Died today in 1159; Pope Adrian IV #
  • Died today in 1067; Baldwin V, Count of Flanders #
  • Medieval artefacts hidden in church’s secret room #
  • Died today in 1031; Saint Emeric of Hungary #
  • @WHS_Mr_DeBoer Glad it helped. Are you teaching the medieval period right now? in reply to WHS_Mr_DeBoer #
  • Thanks for the #FF today! @gisellevirginia @Bebejax #
  • Died today 1397; Francesco Landini, Italian composer #



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