Tag Archive: Henry III

The Queen appoints new members to the Order of the Garter

Order_of_the_Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded by Henry III in 1348. Henry, his son Edward, The Black Prince and 24 other Knights were the founding members. Since inception, the order only allows 24 living members besides the King (or Queen) and the Prince of Wales Normally new Knights are appointed on St…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Television

The White Queen

While the silver screen offered very little for medieval viewing the small screen is taking over! There was the obvious Season 4 of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t alone. HISTORY, Starz, PBS and even Netflix offered something for TV Viewing. In fact your best bet for medieval fantasy is Television. Game of Thrones continues…

Henry III’s Confirmation of Magna Carta in March 1265

Magna Carta 1215

The purpose of this Feature of the Month is to bring attention to a little-known text of the confirmation of Magna Carta made by Henry III, in March 1265. The text survives in the form of an inspeximus of the 1225 issue of Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest and includes a witness list…

The search begins for archaeological evidence of the Battle of Lewes

Battle of Lewes plaque

A major archaeological search began on Tuesday to find evidence from the Battle of Lewes. The dig got under way in driving rain at Landport Bottom on the anniversary of the battle 749 years earlier. Tantalisingly, it achieved immediate results. Luke Barber, Research Officer for the Sussex Archaeological Society, said the first day uncovered a…

Westminster Abbey – a royal wedding venue steeped in history

No fewer than 38 kings and queens have been crowned there in an unbroken run since it was built by Edward the Confessor on the site of a former monastery in the 11th century. He was buried at the Abbey in 1066 and on Christmas Day that year, William the Conqueror became the first monarch…

Rare collection of medieval coins is to be auctioned off

A hoard of medieval coins is due to go under the hammer at Lichfield Auction Centre next month. The “extremely fine collection” of gold and silver coins was discovered on one of Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ valuation days last week. “It is the best collection in terms of hammered quality that I have seen in 10…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-06

1431 – in Rouen, FR Joan of Arc age 19 is burned at the stake by an English tribunal during the Hundred Years War http://twitpic.com/1snc0h # 1469 – Manuel I the 14th king of Portugal is born http://twitpic.com/1sx7pu # 1246 – Isabella of Angoul√™me the second wife of King John dies # 1443 – Lady…