Tag Archive: Pope Innocent III

MAP#71: The Children’s Crusade 1212

The Children's Crusade

The Children’s Crusade 1212 In the summer of 1212 a French boy and a German boy had separate visions of freeing the Holy Land from the Muslims. Their quests included over 20,000 medieval children and is known as the Children’s Crusade. Stephan of Cloyes, a French shepard boy, claimed Jesus told him to gather a…

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 Medieval Anarchy – eBook review

The Medieval Anarchy

Ah, The Anarchy, a period in England’s history when war raged and chaos reigned. A time so turbulent medieval chroniclers claimed that ‘Christ and his saints slept.’ You’ve had a chance to explore the Anarchy on this site through various podcasts and posts, but today we are going to look at an eBook on The…

Magna Carta to get modern makeover for 800th birthday

Magna Carta 1215

The Magna Carta, the English medieval document considered a cornerstone of modern democracy, is to get an overhaul and be brought back into the public spotlight in time for its 800th anniversary, academics said on Thursday. A three-year research project will also attempt to discover whether King John, the monarch who signed the document in…

MAP: Ep 17 – Magna Carta eBook

Today is the 796th anniversary of the “signing” of the Magna Carta by King John. King John’s reign can be summed up thus: high taxes, unsuccessful wars, and conflicts with the Pope, making him an unpopular King with the Barons. The barons forced King John to agree to a document later known as the ‘Articles…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 04 – The Anarchy

In this episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast we discuss “The Anarchy” a nineteen year period of civil war and chaos. The death of King Henry I set off a chain reaction of events that set England on a path of destruction. The Scots in the North, the Welsh in the West and the English…