Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-25

  • @datadivajf Benedict refers to her as a saint. Maybe at some point he will make it official. in reply to datadivajf #
  • Died today in 1180: Louis VII "The Younger", King of France #
  • 1180 – Philip II Augustus becomes king of France #
  • 1454 – Thirteen Years' War: Battle of Chojnice: the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic Knights #
  • Born today in 1434: Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress #
  • Born today in 1344: Marie Valois, Princess of France, Duchess of Bar #
  • Died today in 690: Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • Born today in 866: Leo VI "The Philosopher", Byzantine Emperor #
  • Born today in 1377: Albert IV, Duke of Austria #
  • 1356 – Hundred Years' War: Battle of Poitiers: Edward, the Black Prince and his English army defeat a French army and capture King John II #
  • Battle of Poitiers: The English were outnumbered 2-1 but routed the French due to superior tactics and longbowmen #
  • Battle of Poitiers: French POWs: King John II, Prince Philip, Arnoul d'Audrehem,Marshal of France, Count of Eu, Count of Marche and Ponthieu #
  • Battle of Poitiers: French POWs: Count of Étampes, Count of Tancarville, Count of Dammartin, Count of Joinville, and the Archbishop of Sens #
  • Battle of Poitiers: England demanded a ransom of twice the yearly income of France for the safe return of King John II #
  • Battle of Poitiers: King John was allowed to return to France to raise the ransom money but returned to England unable to raise the ransom #
  • Battle of Poitiers: France was only able to pay 1/5 of the ransom. King John II died months later still a POW in England #
  • Died today in 1356: Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed in the Battle of Poitiers #
  • Died today in 1356: Walter VI, Count of Brienne and Constable of France, killed in the Battle of Poitiers #
  • Died today in 1356: Jean de Clermont, Marshal of France, killed in the Battle of Poitiers #
  • Died today in 1356: Geoffroi de Charny, carrier of the Oriflamme, killed in the Battle of Poitiers #
  • Thank you! RT @CathHanley: @MedievalArchive @Medievalists @Medievalbooks I had no idea there was such great medieval stuff on twitter. #
  • @christielester Excellent! If you need anything specific let me know. in reply to christielester #
  • Interesting… RT @AncientTorfaen: @MedievalArchive Cumin was also used extensively as part of a payment in land exchanges. #
  • @gisellevirginia She certainly is a favorite among a lot of people! in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • @gusandleo Good luck! let me know if you are looking for anything specific in reply to gusandleo #
  • @christielester I have some things coming up on the 100 Years War and Medieval Popes in the next month. I will let you know when it is out in reply to christielester #
  • 1187 – Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem, setting the stage for the Third Crusade #
  • Died today in 1384: Louis I, King of Naples, Duke of Anjou #
  • 1260 – Great Prussian Uprising: old Prussians revolt against the Teutonic Knights #
  • 1378 – Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Anti-Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism #
  • Cardinal Robert of Geneva is called the Butcher of Cesena because he authorized the massacre of 4000 Cesena citizens #
  • Cardinal Robert of Geneva was elected Anti-Pope Clement VII by French cardinals who opposed Pope Urban VI #
  • Anti-Pope Clement VII was the first Avignon antipope of the Western Schism #
  • Born today in 1486: Prince Arthur Tudor, oldest son of King Henry VII of England #
  • 1498 – Meiō Nankaidō earthquake: tsunami washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Japan #
  • 1435 – Hundred Years' War: Treaty of Arras: Philip the Good reconciles with King Charles VII and ends Burgundy's alliance with England #
  • 1217 – Livonian Crusade: Battle of St. Matthew's Day: The German crusading order 'Sword Brethern' defeat the Estonian tribes #
  • Died today in 1217: Caupo of Turaida, Livonian military leader; killed in the Battle of St. Matthew's Day #
  • Died today in 1217: Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian military leader; killed in the Battle of St. Matthew's Day #
  • Born today in 1415: Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor #
  • Died today in 1397: Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader, Executed for treason against King Richard II #
  • "Torment me not long, strike off my head in one blow" ~Richard FitzAlan's final words to his executioner #
  • Born today in 1411: Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne #
  • Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York would never became the King of England but two of his sons did. The first was Edward IV, the second… #
  • Richard Plantagenet's second son to become King of England was also a Richard, the vile Richard III #
  • Died today in 1327: Edward II, King of England #
  • Edward II was overthrown by his wife Isabella the "She-Wolf" of France and her lover Roger Mortimer #
  • Many theories exist as to the murder of Edward II including suffocation, a red hot poker or that he escaped and lived out his life in exile #
  • Richard III can rest easy. There is a lot of love for him in the Twitter-verse. #
  • Richard III usurped the throne, executed rivals, most likely killed the 'princes in the tower' and had to suppress a rebellion #
  • Richard III was a great warrior king dying in battle while defending his throne. The last English king to die on the battlefield. #
  • @Courcelette he was also trained as a knight in Middleham in reply to Courcelette #
  • @ladytess maybe vile was to harsh. But there was a lot of scandal surrounding him in reply to ladytess #
  • @Mellybaggins no he had a scandalous reign. in reply to Mellybaggins #
  • Haha, very true! RT @andrewdbuck @MedievalArchive You could argue that "great" warrior kings don't die on the battlefield 😉 #
  • @HistoryNeedsYou very true. History is written by the victors, as they say in reply to HistoryNeedsYou #
  • @Lyn_113 scandalous? Infamous? in reply to Lyn_113 #
  • @missbluemoo nope, on usurping the throne, killing the princes, executing his rivals…but other than that he was a pretty good king in reply to missbluemoo #
  • Died today in 1345: Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster #
  • 1499 – Treaty of Basel: Switzerland becomes an independent state #
  • 1236 – Battle of Saule: Pagan forces of Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Catholic military order Brothers of the Sword #
  • Brothers of the Sword were the first Catholic military order established in the Baltic lands #
  • After the defeat in the Battle of Saule the remaining Brothers of the Sword incorporated in the Teutonic Knights as the Livonian Order #
  • Died today in 1399: Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician #
  • @historyteacherz My sons World His teacher showed your mummification video in his class today. Great job! #
  • @amyburvall yes he did and the whole class according to him. Keep up the great work! in reply to amyburvall #
  • 1122 – Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V agree to the Concordat of Worms to put an end to the Investiture Controversy #
  • @Lyn_113 I don't think so. But it is a heated debate to be sure in reply to Lyn_113 #
  • Thanks for the #FF @75nicole75 @gisellevirginia #
  • @Lyn_113 The Tudors certainly didn't try to make him look good though, they had no reason to and every reason to make him look bad in reply to Lyn_113 #

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