Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-31

  • 1148 – Second Crusade: Louis VII of France begins the siege of Damascus, the siege will last four days #
  • 1411 – Battle of Harlaw; Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar versus Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles over claims to the Earldom of Ross #
  • The Battle of Harlaw is remembered as one of the hardest fought that ever took place on Scottish soil and is dubbed "Red Harlaw" #
  • Died today in 1240; Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights #
  • Back from the mountains. Had a relaxing weekend of mt. biking and swimming. Now back to knights, castles and damsels in distress! #
  • Thanks for the RTs this weekend! @ntomlinson @assyria777 #
  • @majanovelist That's great family history! But we know how MIL's can be… 🙂 in reply to majanovelist #
  • Died today in 1492; Pope Innocent VIII #
  • Died tody in 1472; Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader #
  • Born today in 1421; Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician; grandson of Henry "Hotspur" Percy #
  • 1139 – Reconquista: Battle of Ourique: Portuguese Prince Afonso Henriques and his army defeats the Almoravids Moors led by Ali ibn Yusuf #
  • Born today in 1336; Albert I, Count of Holland #
  • Born today in 1404; Philip I, Duke of Brabant #
  • @QEleanorAquitai there's a good chance you made the list today! in reply to QEleanorAquitai #
  • 1137 – Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine marry in the Cathedral of Saint-André in Bordeaux by the Archbishop of Bordeaux #
  • At the time of the wedding Louis VII was 17 and Eleanor was 15 #
  • @Mori_Irvine Good call. It never seems to work out when they marry so young! in reply to Mori_Irvine #
  • @ncpemberton yep, husband #1 Husband #2 is Henry II in reply to ncpemberton #
  • @gisellevirginia I need to do some research on her. She supposedly had the same character traits as her mother. Would be good to know in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • @ncpemberton yes she was! Quite influential for her time in reply to ncpemberton #
  • @QEleanorAquitai @gisellevirginia you had too many kids to keep track of! in reply to QEleanorAquitai #
  • @gisellevirginia no worries. it will be good to know about her in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • @QEleanorAquitai your sons were the better kings than George III…well Richard anyhow. What happened to John anyway? Did you drop him? 🙂 in reply to QEleanorAquitai #
  • 1309 – Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V #
  • 1469 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote Moor: Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (Lancaster) versus Edward IV of England (York) #
  • Warwick helped put Edward IV on the throne. But after he learned of Edward's secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville he started a rebellion #
  • Warwick and his forces defeated Edward IV's forces, a major turning point in the Wars of the Roses #
  • Iron Lord available on DVD and iTunes on August 1 http://darkag.es/IronLrd #
  • @Mori_Irvine it was the final straw. Warwick arranged a marriage of EdIV and Louis XI daughter. Then discovered that Ed was already married in reply to Mori_Irvine #
  • Born today in 1030; Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and martyr #
  • Saint Stanislaus is the patron saint of Poland, Kraków, moral order #
  • Died today in 1471; Pope Paul II #
  • Died today in 811; Nikephoros I Logothetes, Byzantine Emperor #
  • 1214 – Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France defeats John of England ending the Angevin-Flanders War #
  • Philip II's victory in the Angevin-Flanders War ensured France's sovereignty over the Angevin lands of Brittany and Normandy #
  • 1302 – Battle of Bapheus: Osman I and his Ottoman army defeat a Byzantine army led by George Mouzalon #
  • Born today in 1452; Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan #
  • Died today in 1101; Conrad II, King of Germany(1087-1098) and King of Italy(1093- 1098) #
  • Died today in 1276; James I "the Conqueror", King of Aragon, Count of Barcelona, and Lord of Montpellier #
  • Died today in 1365; Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria #
  • @ChristyEnglish It's pretty easy to root against King John. in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • @ChristyEnglish it's because he's French, isn't it… 🙂 in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • Died today in 1057; Pope Victor II #
  • Died today in 1128; William Clito, Count of Flanders #
  • @GeorgieLeeBooks thanks for the RT. I am looking forward to seeing this movie. in reply to GeorgieLeeBooks #
  • Born today in 1347; Queen Margaret of Durazzo, consort of Charles III of Naples #
  • Good article by @ntomlinson RT @battlecastle Caernarfon: profile of a medieval defensive system http://ow.ly/5PUhS #blog #Conwy #Edward #
  • @TheGatekeep Sure thing. I love all the updates. I hope the show will air in the US. in reply to TheGatekeep #
  • 904 – Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen pirates led by Leo of Tripoli sack Thessalonica. The pirates plunder the city for a week. #
  • Born Today in 1166; Henry II, Count of Champagne and King of Jerusalem #
  • 1030 – Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad: King Olaf II fights trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes #
  • Died today in 1030; Olaf II, King of Norway; killed in the Battle of Stiklestad #
  • During the Battle of Stiklestad Olaf II was wounded in the knee and neck. The mortal wound was to the heart. http://twitpic.com/5xi2tv #
  • Olaf's body was carried away and buried secretly in the sandy banks of the Nidelva River south of the city of Trondheim #
  • Olaf was canonized Saint Olaf of Norway in 1164 by Pope Alexander III #
  • Saint Olaf of Norway is the patron saint of carvers; difficult marriage; kings; Norway, Faroe Islands, Åland #
  • Died today in 1099; Pope Urban II #
  • Died today in 1108; King Philip I of France #
  • 1014 – Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II routes the Bulgarian army and captures 15,000 prisoners #
  • Emperor Basil divided the prisoners into groups of 100 men, he then blinded 99 men, leaving 1 with sight to lead the group home. #
  • @kimawhitaker yes he is in reply to kimawhitaker #
  • Died today in 579; Pope Benedict I #
  • Thanks for the #FF this week!@TheGatekeep @mightyminerva #
  • Didn't mean to forget you, thanks for the #FF @daykim71 #
  • @David_Oakes Excellent! Do you have a role in #WorldWithoutEnd or would that be too confusing… #

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