Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-12

  • Sorry for the late reply, but thanks to @bellicoseblkcat @daykim71 and @tudortutor for the #FF last friday! #
  • Born toady in 1436, Regiomontanus, German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, translator and instrument maker. #
  • Died today in 1480, Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect #
  • 1099 – The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins #
  • 1420 – Troops of the Republic of Venice capture the city of Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli #
  • 1494 – Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries #
  • Died today in 1329, Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland #
  • Robert the Bruce died of an 'unclean ailment' thought to be leprosy, However modern theories cite syphilis or a series of strokes #
  • "Now, God be with you, my children: I have breakfasted with you and shall sup with my Lord Jesus Christ this night." ~Robert the Bruce #
  • Died today in 1394, Anne of Bohemia, "Good Queen Anne", wife of Richard II of England http://twitpic.com/584ara #
  • Anne of Bohemia died of the plague at the age of 28 #
  • @kimawhitaker correct, he destroyed it within the year. Henry V began rebuilding it in 1414 in reply to kimawhitaker #
  • @madmonarchs very true it must have been the leprosy or syphilis that took him in reply to madmonarchs #
  • @kimawhitaker the 'new' Sheen palace burned down in 1497. Henry VII rebuilt it and named it Richmond Palace in reply to kimawhitaker #
  • I'll buy 2!! RT @phillipdjwa Having a focus group Thursday with awesome guys to talk @battlecastle game and look at some ideas. #gomedieval #
  • @DansHistoryFact and to put a medieval spin on it, both are descendants of Edward I 'the Longshanks' in reply to DansHistoryFact #
  • @Mori_Irvine WP is pretty easy. I've been using it for 5+ years. You should be up and running in no time. If you need help I can lend a hand in reply to Mori_Irvine #
  • 1191- Richard I arrives in Acre and begins organizing the assault on the city; this is the start of the Third Crusade #
  • 1405 – Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed for treason, in York, on Henry IV's orders #
  • 793 – Vikings raid the abbey Lindisfarne in Northumbria, the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England and start of the Viking Age #
  • @rexfactorpod Henry V FTW!! Ahem, I mean splendid review. I agree completely with the outcome. in reply to rexfactorpod #
  • @tangerine_tea I love a good cup of mead!! in reply to tangerine_tea #
  • @tangerine_tea there's a meadery here that makes a honey mead. I will have to try it this summer. in reply to tangerine_tea #
  • @tangerine_tea Nice I will try some chilled as well in reply to tangerine_tea #
  • Died today in 1376 Edward, the Black Prince, son of Edward III of England #
  • 1310 – Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy http://twitpic.com/58yi93 #
  • 721 – Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse #
  • RT @JonathanFoyle Unusual view (at great personal risk) of the shrine of Thomas Becket's skull:Canterbury's Corona http://twitpic.com/590nv3 #
  • Died today in 597 Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary "Apostle of the Picts" #
  • Saint Columba is the patron saint of Ireland, Scotland, floods, bookbinders, poets, #
  • @rexfactorpod must be all the French historians 🙂 in reply to rexfactorpod #
  • Check out the new Conan Movie posters http://darkag.es/kAh5jg #
  • 1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem #
  • @rexfactorpod I suppose with popularity comes more scrutiny in reply to rexfactorpod #
  • Frederick Barbarossa tried crossing the river Saleph on horseback, the current dragged him under and he drowned in his heavy armor #
  • @iandevlin accounts vary, Arab historians have him bathing in armor, others have him swimming/falling off horse back @medievalists thoughts? #
  • Died today in 1075 Ernest, Margrave of Austria #
  • @Medievalists Thanks! in reply to Medievalists #
  • I heard 'Rapture' by Blondie on the radio today and I was singing 'Dante Alighieri wrote the Divine Comedy…' @historyteacherz rock! #

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