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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  767 more words


The Coronation of Richard I, and the Anti-Semitic Riot that followed (1189)

The  Duke of Normandy  was formally crowned King Richard I at Westminster Abbey on this day in 1189.  According to one account, which now  resides in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the coronation ceremony was accompanied by “evil omens”, including the presence of a  bat fluttering around the king’s head during the crowning, and the mysterious pealing of bells.  300 more words

On This Day

Benvenuto Inglese

The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

Shakespeare: Henry V

I usually feel at home in Italy, but in Genoa there was an additional element that contributed to this (and not the red carpet in many of the alleys, which was not a concession to VIP visitors, but an anti-slip device when the steeper sections rendered  unsafe by the rain).  

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‘Fair Rosamund’ – History… the interesting bits!

English history, Medieval History, Medieval WomenEleanor of Aquitaine, Godstow, Henry II, Richard I, Rosamund Clifford, Rosamund de Clifford, Woodstock

Source: ‘Fair Rosamund’ – History… the interesting bits!


'Fair Rosamund'

The story of Rosamund de Clifford is shrouded in more legends than most medieval lives. After Eleanor of Aquitaine, she is the woman most associated with Henry II, king of England. 1,586 more words

English History

Two Kings, A Sheriff and Ninety-Seven Pounds

The Lancashire Pipe Rolls give a snapshot of some of the consequences of falling foul of medieval law or Kings, the creative approaches some Kings used to raise money, and the tricks employed by their subjects trying  to recoup their losses. 937 more words