Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-28

  • Born today in 1165; Philip II Augustus, King of France #
  • Died today in 1153; Bernard of Clairvaux, French theologian #
  • Bernard of Clairvaux was the primary builder of the reforming order of Cistercians #
  • Bernard of Clairvaux was canonized Saint Bernard by Pope Alexander III on 18 January 1174 #
  • Pope Pius VIII bestowed upon Saint Bernard the title "Doctor of the Church" #
  • Saint Bernard is the patron saint of Cistercians, Burgundy, beekeepers, candlemakers, Gibraltar, Speyer Cathedral and the Knights Templar #
  • Saint Bernard dogs are named after Saint Bernard of Menthon, not Saint Bernard of Clairvaux #
  • @Chadwickauthor He was quite the active theologian, preaching crusade, fighting schisms and heresy and Dante's final guide in reply to Chadwickauthor #
  • @Chadwickauthor Research for a character in your new book?? in reply to Chadwickauthor #
  • 565 – St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland #
  • 1138 – Battle of the Standard: David I of Scotland invades England in support of Empress Matilda but is defeated by the army of King Stephen #
  • 1485 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Bosworth Field: Henry Tudor defeats Richard III to become King Henry VII, 1st king of the Tudor dynasty #
  • Died today in 1485; Richard III, King of England; Killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field #
  • Richard III was the last King in the Plantagenet dynasty, which had ruled since 1154 #
  • Richard III was the last English king to die in battle #
  • The death of Richard III is loosely regarded as the end of the Middle Ages, with Henry VII bringing in the Renaissance #
  • Died today in 1358; Isabella, Queen of England, “She-Wolf of France” #
  • Died today in 1241; Pope Gregory IX, #
  • Died today in 1280; Pope Nicholas III #
  • @Ianguildford @RSArchery I had to look up Ladybird books, never heard of them over here. They look great! in reply to Ianguildford #
  • 1305 – William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason by Edward I of England #
  • The best known portrayal of W. Wallace is the movie Braveheart, however it highly fictionalized and should not be used as a history lesson #
  • Wallace did not have an affair with Isabella of France as we see in Braveheart, she was 9 and still in France #
  • Wallace did defeat the English at Stirling Bridge and served as the Guardian of Scotland until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk #
  • Wallace Memorial http://t.co/KHiyvw1 #
  • Died today in 1106; Magnus, Duke of Saxony #
  • Died today in 1387; Olav IV; King of Norway #
  • Born today in 1486; Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian http://t.co/KyJz8zf #
  • @mickeyboyc The movie would have you believe it was the Battle of Stirling *Field* in reply to mickeyboyc #
  • @digieyes thanks for the article! in reply to digieyes #
  • 1200 – King John of England, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral #
  • 1349 – Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz, Germany after being blamed for the bubonic plague #
  • 1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible, the first major book printed with a movable type printing press, is completed #
  • 1215 – Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid #
  • What was all the fuss over the Magna Carta? Get your free ebook here and decide for yourself… http://t.co/6pvzgYe #
  • Born today in 1113; Geoffrey Plantagenet "the Handsome", Count of Anjou #
  • Geoffrey Plantagenet married the widow Empress Matilda and fathered the future English King Henry II #
  • Died today in 1217; Eustace the Monk, French mercenary and pirate #
  • Learn more about Eustace the 13th century monk turned pirate… http://t.co/sq5hxVm #
  • Born today in 1358; John I, King of Castile #
  • Died today in 1103; Magnus III, King of Norway #
  • Born today in 1198; Alexander II, King of Scotland #
  • Died today in 1042; Michael V, Byzantine Emperor #
  • @digieyes You're welcome. And thanks for including it in your article! in reply to digieyes #
  • 1248 – The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht #
  • 1258 – George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed in a coup, allowing Michael VIII Palaiologos to usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea #
  • Died today in 1192; Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy #
  • Died today in 1227; Genghis Khan, Khagan of Mongol Empire #
  • Died today in 1270; Louis IX, King of France #
  • Louis IX was a devout Catholic and conducted two unsuccessful Crusades. He died in Tunis during his second Crusade #
  • Part of Louis IX's entrails were buried in Tunis, his heart was sealed in an urn and placed in the Basilica of Monreale, Palermo #
  • Louis IX's body was taken to the French royal necropolis at the Basilica of Saint Denis #
  • In 1297 Pope Boniface VIII canonized Louis IX as Saint Louis. He is the only French monarch to become a saint. #
  • Cities named after St Louis: San Luis Potosí , Mexico; St. Louis, Missouri; San Luis, Colorado; Saint-Louis du Sénégal; Saint-Louis, Alsace #
  • Saint Louis is the patron saint of Third Order of St. Francis, France, French monarchy, hairdressers and lacemakers #
  • Died today in 1282; Thomas Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford and English saint #
  • Died today in 1330; Sir James Douglas "Black Douglas", Scottish knight who fought in the Scottish Wars of Independence #
  • @samwisemoss thanks! That is a beautiful bow! in reply to samwisemoss #
  • @JAMVMD thank you! I am glad you enjoy them in reply to JAMVMD #
  • @gisellevirginia @ChristyEnglish welcome back! I'm glad you had an enjoyable trip. in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • @HistoryNeedsYou great bit on Saint Thomas! in reply to HistoryNeedsYou #
  • @jkhsquonk you're welcome. He was an interesting character. in reply to jkhsquonk #
  • 1278 – Battle of Marchfield: Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia near Dürnkrut in Moravia #
  • 1346 – Hundred Years' War: Battle of Crécy: Edward, the Black Prince and his Longbowmen annihilate the French crossbowmen and knights #
  • Battle of Crécy casualties: France: 11 nobles, 2,500 knights, 2,300 crossbowmen, 13,000+ infantrymen; England: 2 knights, 300-400 soldiers #
  • The Battle of Crécy is one of the first examples the proved the supremacy of the English longbow on the battlefield #
  • Died today in 1346; Charles II “the Magnanimous”, Count of Alençon, Killed in the Battle of Crécy #
  • Died today in 1346; Louis I, Count of Flanders, Killed in the Battle of Crécy #
  • Died today in 1346; John “the Blind”, King of Bohemia, Killed in the Battle of Crécy #
  • King John was blind at the time of the Battle of Creçy. He rode into battle flanked by two of his knights, his horse strapped to theirs #
  • Died today in 1346; Rudolph “the Valiant”, Duke of Lorraine, Killed in the Battle of Crécy #
  • Died today in 1346; Louis II, Count of Blois, Killed in the Battle of Crécy #
  • @allthingsregal that is correct. They shot large arrows and grapeshot in reply to allthingsregal #
  • Correct @adesmith1972 Prince Edward was so impressed with King John's bravery that he adopted the Kings symbol as his own badge in reply to adesmith1972 #
  • Badge of the Prince of Wales http://t.co/nWNuDeK #
  • Good point RT @HHamwich @MedievalArchive The "English" Prince of Wales of course. Crest of the native princes #cymru http://t.co/0lPf8Hr #
  • 1172 – Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are formally married at Winchester Cathedral and crowned junior king and queen of England #
  • Born today in 1471; George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony #
  • Born today in 1487; Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark #
  • Died today in 827; Pope Eugene II http://t.co/bHSVOcX #
  • Died today in 1450; Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician #
  • @nadinehengen Correct, and he was also the Count of Luxembourg in reply to nadinehengen #

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