Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

  • Spent the day with wenches and rogues at the Renaissance Festival. Tweets and pics to follow. #
  • Entering the medieval world http://twitpic.com/28r3hy #
  • Is this what happens to retired war elephants??? $2 a ride at the Colorado RenFest http://twitpic.com/28r710 #
  • Is this the Miller's best friend? http://twitpic.com/28rloz #
  • 811 – Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I is killed and his heir Stauracius is seriously wounded #
  • 1469 – Wars of the Roses: the Battle of Edgecote Moor, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against Edward IV of England #
  • 1309 – Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V #
  • R.I.P. 1471 – Pope Paul II #
  • 1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland to support Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth of Scotland Macbeth is defeated at Dunsinane #
  • 1214 – Battle of Bouvines: In France, Philip II of France defeats John of England http://twitpic.com/298dxz #
  • R.I.P. 1276 – King James I of Aragon http://twitpic.com/298p6r #
  • Happy Birthday 1452 – Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan http://twitpic.com/299t0g #
  • We have reached 100 followers. Thanks for the support! #
  • 1364 – Battle of Cascina, between Pisan troops and Florentine troops #
  • R.I.P. 1057 – Pope Victor II #
  • R.I.P. 1230 – Duke Leopold VI of Austria http://twitpic.com/29i9yz #
  • R.I.P. 1285 – Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia #
  • Complete list of medieval Welsh buildings receiving grant money for restoration http://bit.ly/cwghhh #
  • 1014 – Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion – Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army #
  • Happy Birthday 1166 – Henry II, Count of Champagne and King of Jerusalem #
  • 1030 – Battle of Stiklestad – King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes #
  • R.I.P. 1099 – Pope Urban II http://twitpic.com/29tz6w #
  • 762 – Baghdad is founded #
  • 1419 – First Defenestration of Prague seven members of the city council were killed by a crowd of radical Czech Hussites #
  • R.I.P. 579 – Pope Benedict I http://twitpic.com/2a40hi #
  • Last weekend for the Colorado Renaissance Festival. Get out and enjoy festivities! #
  • 1009 – Pietro Martino Buccaporci is elected the 142nd pope and takes the name Pope Sergius IV http://twitpic.com/2afezc #
  • 904 – Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city #
  • 1423 – Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant – the French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne #
  • Pillars of the Earth Episode 3 now available on Netflix instant streaming. #

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