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Today in Medieval History

Poster: Mark Mettler <mettler@bulloch.net>

Thursday June 17,

Happy Birthday to...
   In 1239 Edward I, King of England
   In 1604 Count of Nassau-Siegen Johan Maurits, (Maurits House)

On this day...
   In 0656 Caliph Uthman hacked to death by rebels
   In 0900 Fulk, Archbishop of Rheims, killed by the Count of Flanders
   In 0956 Death of Hugh, "the Great" of France
   In 1056 HEREFORD (Gruffydd ap Llewelyn defeats English)
   In 1091 Floris II de Vette becomes Earl of Holland
   In 1094 Valencia taken by Don Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar "El Cid"
   In 1119 Charles the Good becomes Earl of Flanders
   In 1128 Marriage of Geoffrey V (Plantagenet) of Anjou to Matilda,
           daughter of King Henry of England and widow of Henry V,
           Holy Roman Emperor
   In 1191 Philip II of France lauches a second attack on Acre, which
   In 1252 Pierre de Grandson granted a pension by
   In 1291 Akko reconquered after 200 years by French crusaders, &
   In 1579 Anti-English uprising in Ireland
   In 1580 Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels
   In 1609 Netherlands, England & France sign 12 year Covenant

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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