Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

  • 853 – Sack of Damietta: the Byzantine navy attacked and destroyed the port city of Damietta on the Nile Delta in Egypt #
  • 1377 – Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe #
  • 1455 – Wars of the Roses: First Battle of St Albans: Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England #
  • The First Battle of St Albans was the first battle of the Wars of the Roses, but certainly not the last. #
  • 1176 – The Hashishin attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo #
  • R.I.P. 985 – Saint Bobo of Provence #
  • R.I.P. 1455 – Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician; killed at the First Battle of St. ALbans #
  • R.I.P. 1455 – Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander ; killed at the First Battle of St. Albans #
  • R.I.P. 1457 – Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian Augustinian saint #
  • 1430 – Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne #
  • 1498 – Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI #
  • Happy Birthday 1052 – King Philip I of France http://twitpic.com/51ccd5 #
  • R.I.P. 1125 – Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor #
  • R.I.P. 1304 – Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer #
  • R.I.P. 1498 – Girolamo Savonarola, Italian religious reformer and ruler of Florence #
  • 1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt #
  • 1487 – 10yr old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, as Edward VI, a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign #
  • R.I.P. 1084 – David I, King of Scotland #
  • R.I.P. 1425 – Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician #
  • @NiallBartlett good catch. Thanks. in reply to NiallBartlett #
  • Correction David I died in 1153, not 1084, He was born in 1084 RT @MedievalArchive R.I.P. 1084 – David I, King of Scotland #
  • R.I.P. 1543 – Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer #
  • R.I.P. 1456 – Ambroise de Loré, French military commander #
  • 1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors #
  • 1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ #
  • R.I.P. 615 – Pope Boniface IV #
  • R.I.P. 1452 – John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • 1328 – William of Ockham & Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena secretly leave Avignon fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII #
  • 1135 – Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as "Imperator totius Hispaniae", Emperor of all of Spain #
  • Happy Birthday 1478 – Giulio di Giuliano de' Medic, the future Pope Clement VII #
  • R.I.P. 604 – Augustine of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • R.I.P. 735 – The Venerable Bede, English historian, theologian and saint #
  • Saint Bede the Venerable is the patron saint of English writers and historians!! #
  • R.I.P. 946 – King Edmund I of England #
  • R.I.P. 1421 – Mehmed I, Ottoman Sultan #
  • Busy day at the Archives. Tying up all the loose ends and then packing for our field trip to Mayan ruins and sun kissed beaches… #
  • 893 – Simeon I of Bulgaria is crowned Emperor of the first Bulgarian empire #
  • 927 – Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats Simeon I and the Bulgarian Army #
  • 1120 – Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death #
  • 1153 – Malcolm IV "The Maiden" becomes King of Scotland #
  • 1328 – Philip VI is crowned King of France #
  • Happy Birthday 1332 – Ibn Khaldun, Arab historiographer and historian #
  • R.I.P. 927 – Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria; died of heart failure #
  • R.I.P. 1039 – Dirk III, Count of Holland http://twitpic.com/52m5ws #
  • R.I.P. 1444 – John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader #
  • @ProjectEthereal that's right. John the EARL was the father of John the DUKE in reply to ProjectEthereal #
  • My day started out looking like this…
    Medieval tweets later tonight http://twitpic.com/53ukro #
  • Sorry for the lack of tweets. Coverage is poor here. I will send out/respond in the evening hours throughout the week. Thanks for following! #
  • @Dave_1964 he died unmarried and was given the moniker of 'maiden' in reply to Dave_1964 #
  • Happy Birthday 1371 – John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy #
  • R.I.P 1023 – Wulfstan, English Bishop of London, Bishop of Worcester, and Archbishop of York #
  • R.I.P. 1357 – Afonso IV "The Brave", King of Portugal #
  • R.I.P. 576 Saint Germain of Paris "Father of the Poor", French bishop #

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