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Today in Medieval History

Poster: Mark Mettler <mettler@bulloch.net>

Good Gryffri! It's Tuesday, June 1

On this day...
   In 0794 Charles the Great opens general synod in Frankfurt
   In 1217 Pope Innocent III calls for the Fifth Crusade
   In 1281 Othon de Grandson returns to England
   In 1283 Charles of Anjou enters Bordeaux
   In 1421 At Caslav, the representatives of Bohemia and Moravia
           the authority of the Emperor Sigsimund and found a government

   In 1459 Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
   In 1495 1st written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer
Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
   In 1498 Pagolo Vitelli appointed Captain of the Florentine Republic
   In 1533 Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England
   In 1562 Emperor Ferdinand & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
   In 1568 Duke van Alva beheads 18 nobles in Brussels
   In 1608 A second "False Dimitri" attempts to usurp the Russian throne

   In 1616 Death of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan
   In 1621 The Plymouth settlement is granted a Royal Patent
   In 1641 France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
   In 1649 Czar Aleksei throws out English merchants from Moscow

And remember...
   "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
                                                 -George Santayana

Gryffri de Newmarch
Chronicler of Forth Castle - http://www2.gasou.edu/SCA/chronicler
of the Southern Creative Anachronists - http://www2.gasou.edu/SCA
Keeper of the Book - http://www2.gasou.edu/SCA/newmarchbook

"il est bon de frotter et limer notre cervelle contre celle d'autrui."
It is good to rub and polish our mind against those of others.

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