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September 8 in history

70  Roman forces under Titus sacked Jerusalem.

1151 King Richard I of England, was born (d. 1199).

1264  The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving… 728 more words


Today in History: The Third Crusade's Siege of Acre begins (1189)

On August 28, 1189, a Crusader army under the command of “King of Jerusalem” (in reality Saladin had captured Jerusalem almost 2 years earlier) Guy of Lusignon laid siege to the city of Acre, which Saladin had also conquered on his way to Jerusalem. 620 more words


Don't mention the crusades: Holy Warriors at Shakespeare's Globe

Sunday 10th August, 2014

You’d be hard pressed to find a more ambitious building project than Shakespeare’s Globe – lovingly researched and rebuilt using traditional craftspeople (with just a few concessions to modern fire regulations), this space is inviting and impressive.   790 more words


My Notes from Episode 1 of 'The Plantagenets' Shown on BBC 17.03.2014

All 15 Plantagenet kings were supposedly descended from the Countess of Anjou.

Family politics and dynastic ambition.

War, justice, parliament and architecture.

Anjou (West France) 12th century. 628 more words