Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-09

  • 533 – Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name http://twitpic.com/3m8zse #
  • 1492 – The Reconquista is complete as the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders #
  • 1496 – Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine #
  • R.I.P. 1437 – Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V of England #
  • 1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon #
  • R.I.P. 1322 – King Philip V 'the Tall' of France #
  • @KarenGuglielmo it is not intentional. I don't even know if that is possible. perhaps it is a software glitch. in reply to KarenGuglielmo #
  • R.I.P. 1098 – Walkelin, first Norman bishop of Winchester #
  • "The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons" by Jean Fouquet circa 1450's http://twitpic.com/3mviez #
  • 871 – Battle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by an invading Danish army #
  • 1490 – Anna of Brittany announces all who ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lèse majesté #
  • Happy Birthday 1341 – Wat Tyler leader of the English Peasants' Revolt of 1381 #
  • Happy Birthday 1334 – Amadeus VI of Savoy #
  • R.I.P. 1248 – King Sancho II of Portugal #
  • 1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman Conquest of England #
  • Happy Birthday 1209 – Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans #
  • 1477 – Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France #
  • R.I.P. 1387 – King Peter IV of Aragon #
  • R.I.P. 1465 – Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet #
  • Charles d'Orléans imprisoned in the Tower of London. Taken from an illuminated manuscript of his works. http://twitpic.com/3n61gc #
  • 1355 – Charles I of Bohemia was crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan #
  • R.I.P. 1066 – Edward the Confessor, King of England #
  • R.I.P. 1477 – Charles, Duke of Burgundy; killed in the Battle of Nancy #
  • @Mori_Irvine Excellent! What's the title? Is it available at my local book seller yet? #
  • @Anne_at_Hever Happy Anniversary 1540 – King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves #
  • Happy Birthday 1412 – Joan of Arc, French military figure and Roman Catholic Saint #
  • 1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England #
  • 1205 – Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans #
  • Happy Birthday 1367 – Richard II of England #
  • R.I.P. 1448 – Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden #
  • R.I.P. 1481 – Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Golden Horde #
  • 1449 – Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra #
  • @AustinAni good catch. It is indeed Sir Patrick Stewart. in reply to AustinAni #
  • R.I.P. 1088 – Berengar of Tours, French theologian #
  • @AustinAni haha, that's awesome! He will always be Capt. Picard to me. in reply to AustinAni #
  • RT @tudortutor: Today in 1536, Cat of Aragon died, probably of cancer. Although I could swear she got rid of that tumor 11 years prior. #
  • Thinking of making the jump to Hoot Suite on all platforms. Is it as good as 'they' say? #
  • 1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal #
  • Happy Birthday 1355 – Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England #
  • R.I.P. 1285 – King Charles I of Naples #
  • R.I.P. 1325 – King Dinis 'the Farmer King' of Portugal #
  • R.I.P. 1400 – Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician #
  • R.I.P. 1451 – Count Amadeus VIII of Savoy aka Antipope Felix V #
  • @KedlestonDerby @halomanuk @nickthorbs @tudortutor @scotsinamerica Thanks for the FF today! #
  • @tflewis60 Thanks for the support. I will keep the tweets coming. in reply to tflewis60 #
  • #FF @tudortutor If you love the Tudors, and honestly who doesn't, then she is essential. #
  • #FF @KedlestonDerby For all things Derby and Kedleston, you won't be disappointed #
  • @Medievalists Thanks for enduring the torture. We can all benefit from your sacrifice and save $15! in reply to Medievalists #
  • The kids Christmas play was postponed for unknown reasons until tonight. We are off to listen to Christmas carols performed by toddlers… #
  • The youngsters put on a good song and dance…Christmas is officially over… #
  • 1499 – Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany #
  • 1297 – Monaco gains its independence #
  • R.I.P. 1107 – Edgar (Étgar mac Maíl Choluim), King of Scotland #
  • R.I.P. 1198 – Pope Celestine III http://twitpic.com/3o1ab9 #
  • 871 – Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel invading Vikings #
  • Marco… #
  • …Polo #
  • R.I.P. 1324 – Marco Polo, Italian explorer #
  • R.I.P. 1456 – Saint Lorenzo Giustiniani (Lawrence Justinian), Italian bishop and first Patriarch of Venice #

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