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Terry Jones' Medieval Lives - The Minstrel

I am obsessed with what we were taught vs what we learn to be true.

This BBC program “Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives” combines a Monty Python animation style with myth busting about history. 73 more words


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… 734 more words


Today in Middle East history: the Treaty of Jaffa ends the Third Crusade (1192)

(Reminder: I’m on a break this week)

While the First Crusade was the only one that could be called an unequivocal success for the Crusaders, the Third Crusade was nearly as impressive. 854 more words


Arms of the Duke of Aquitaine

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p218

Blazon: Gules a lion passant guardant or

Ferne repeats the common trope that the arms of England originated from combining the arms of… 40 more words


The Holy Lance

Gone live today! My review of Andrew Latham‘s wonderful novel about the 3rd Crusade, The Holy Lance.

“It’s 1191 and Richard the Lionheart is leading the Crusaders against Saladin’s Muslim army. 102 more words

Richard I

Richard III to be honoured in France

Unexpected news has reached us from Saumur in the Loire valley. The local wine growers have decided to commission a top artist to honour Richard with a “reclining statue” (possibly an effigy) in nearby… 218 more words

The Burial Places of England's Kings and Queens

This post began as an attempt to visit as many of the burial places of the kings and queens of England as I could. I was intending to photograph each of the burial places and put them into this post. 1,026 more words