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Today in Medieval History

Poster: Mark Mettler <mettler@bulloch.net>

Greetings from Gryffri on Thursday June 10 ( a very busy day in

 Happy Birthday to...
    In 1603 Sir Kenelm Digby
    In 1613 Johan Georg II, elect of Saxon (1656-80)
    In 1630 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter/etcher

 On this day...
    St. Barnabas' Day
    The Glastonbury Abbey Walnut tree traditionally buds on this day
    In 1144 Dedication of the Abbey Church of St. Denis, the first great

            Gothic church in France
    In 1186 The Glastonbury Abbey "Lady Chapel" is consecrated
    In 1190 Frederik I van Hohenstaufen "Barbarossa", German King, dies
    In 1216 Death of Henry, Emperor of Rumania
            supposedly poisoned by his wife
    In 1258 Provisions of Oxford reforms proposed by Parliament
    In 1292 Death of Roger Bacon
    In 1358 French boer leader Guillaume Cale captured
    In 1381 "John Ball hath rungen his bell" Peasant revolt in England
    In 1488 SAUCHIEBURN; Murder of James III, King of Scotland
    In 1474 Louis XI, King of France, ratifies the "Perpetual Peace"
    In 1496 Columbus returns to Spain
    In 1509 Marriage of Henry VIII, King of England, to Catherine of
    In 1514 Coronation of Christian II as King of Norway and Denmark
    In 1534 Revolt in Ireland of "Silken" Thomas Fitzgerald
    In 1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neurenberg
    In 1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister
    In 1556 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies
    In 1559 Tristan de Luna y Arellano sets sail for Florida
    In 1560 Death of Mary of Guise, widow of King James V and
Queen-mother of Scotland
    In 1578 Sir Humphrey Gilbert granted a charter to search for the
Northwest Passage
    In 1580 Louis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal's national poet (Os Lusiados),
    In 1584 French crown prince Francois-Hercule de Valois dies at 28
    In 1605 Valse Dimitri crowned Russian tsar for 1st time
    In 1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan
    In 1611 Henrick Hudson's ship, the "Half Moon," freed from the ice
    In 1624 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of CompiSgne
    In 1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 38 ships at bay of Salvador
    In 1648 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov

Gryffri de Newmarch

"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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