#1 15th Jan 2015 23:48:17

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On This Day in History.......



Queen Elizabeth I was crowned on January 15, 1559 in Westminster Abbey! Always my personal favorite of the English Monarchy (other than her Father Henry!) wink

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#2 16th Jan 2015 12:55:59

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Thanks for sharing that information with us, it is interesting to hear, especially to us who are not that much familiar with the dates from English history. smile

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#3 16th Jan 2015 15:48:50

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Your welcome! I have entertained placing a THIS DAY IN HISTORY posting covering little one or two sentences dealing with the 8th to 15th Century as a way of sharing. Perhaps even start debates or even just attracting those lone new members. big_smile

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#4 16th Jan 2015 16:19:02

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Today January 16, 1120, The Council of Nablus was established in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Composed of Church hierarchy and lay Royalty, the first Laws for The Kingdom of Jerusalem were set forth. Of key note, permission was given to establish the Military Order of the Knights Templar.

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#5 16th Jan 2015 16:29:48

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Well, you certainly know your history wink

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#6 16th Jan 2015 17:21:53

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Gramercy, My Lord! big_smile

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#7 16th Jan 2015 22:47:51

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Interesting. Thanks for brining this up.

The Kingdom of Jerusalem. I can see a theme for a possible new story here wink

If nothing else, it is always nice to learn something new.

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#8 17th Jan 2015 01:35:27

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I am glad you enjoyed the snipet. If my entries spur on future storyline or map ideas then I have achieved what I set out to do. Truly a love of history (my major in school) is what gave me a keen interest in the Stronghold series of games. Hope you enjoy future entries! sleep :')

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#9 17th Jan 2015 07:58:53

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Today on January 17, 1287.....

The Armies of King Alfonso III, invaded The Kingdom of Minorca (part of Spain). Of note, Alfonso married Elanor of England (by arrangement). He would die before they ACTUALLY met!
For you moviephiles, Elanor was the eldest daughter of Edward I (Longshanks), made infamous in Mel Gibson's "Braveheart''.

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#10 17th Jan 2015 10:03:47

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Maybe adding one thread for history stuff (which I'll stick for you) and adding a new post there everyday would be better than creating a new thread every day for stuff?

Interesting fact though, thanks for sharing. smile

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#11 17th Jan 2015 11:25:04

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I meant to thanks you for this interesting act as well! smile

By the way, I also started to write you the same thing Chris said now - having one thread for all history facts like this would be much better idea, but then I knew Chris will tel you the same, just like he eventually did. smile Also, when you write these facts, you can write them in bold letters, so they would distinguish from our comments. smile

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#12 17th Jan 2015 14:26:48

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Good idea, Chris and Eagle. Much eassier to find, too.

And Crusader - nice to hear about Alfonso III.

I actually spent a holiday on Minorca - a small island in the mediterranean sea, close to the Spanish coast.
They actually have the ruins of come crusader castles still there.

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#13 17th Jan 2015 20:04:06

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Great ideals all. I am glad that everyone appreciates a little brain food. I would love to use a dedicated thread. That way I can post perhaps a little more, maybe even pictures (depending). Hopefully the information will spur past memories of places visited (or places wished to).

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#14 17th Jan 2015 20:15:23

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I've merged the other three threads into this one, that way people won't miss everything so far. And, as promised the thread has been stuck. smile

If you prefer a different title just let me know and I'll change it for you.

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#15 17th Jan 2015 20:39:27

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No the title HISTORY is fine for now as I tend to bounce around from the 7th to 15 or 16th Century (for relevancy of the Stronghold series). As always, thanks and I hope you enjoy further installments!.

Gramercy, My Lord!

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#16 17th Jan 2015 23:11:13

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1486
King Henry VII married Elizabeth of York. Henry (as we all know, was the first of the Tudor line). Elizabeth was niece of Richard III. But marrying into the family was not enough for Henry, who fought and defeated Richard at The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485). This marriage and subsequent merging of the bloodlines will lead to a child of some importance.....Henry VIII!

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#17 17th Jan 2015 23:44:52

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Here's another important date:

January 18, 1189 (+800 years big_smile )
EaglePrince was born, the fierce warrior from a small kingdom (now republic smile ) from Balkan peninsula, who has proven himself in many battles in Middle East on the side of Crusader armies. cool

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#18 18th Jan 2015 01:36:16

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And a Happy Birthday to you, My Lord Prince. May your sword always be raised in defense of the realm. cool

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#19 18th Jan 2015 11:23:12

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Crusader1307 said:

Today on January 18, 1486
King Henry VII married Elizabeth of York. Henry (as we all know, was the first of the Tudor line). Elizabeth was niece of Richard III. But marrying into the family was not enough for Henry who fought and defeated Richard at The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485). This marriage and subsequent merging of the bloodlines will lead to a child of some importance.....Henry VIII!


Ahh, King Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth Field - what a dramatic story (A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!)


And EaglePrince, happy birthday to you !!
May you never be short of a good horse, a sharp sword and may your shield always protect you and show you blazon brightly.  big_smile

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#20 18th Jan 2015 13:33:22

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Sorry it's late, but happy birthday EaglePrince
May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you big_smile


I don't always write something clever as my signature, but when I do...wait...what was I saying?

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#21 18th Jan 2015 15:39:09

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Thank you guys! smile Thank you all for you good wishes. smile

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#22 18th Jan 2015 20:24:18

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On This Day in History... January 19th

639 A.D.
Clovus II of The Mervovingin Dynasty, is Crowned King of Neustria and Burgundy. Known as "The Child King", he ruled as a minor for most of his reign. The Dynasty controlled much of what is now Germany, Belgium and France.

1661
Thomas Verner, leader of a conspiracy group formed to overthrow Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth of England, was executed today. He suffered the traitor's death of being Hung, Drawn and Quartered!


FROM THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR........
1419
Rouen, France surrenders it's 70,000 population to King Henry V of England. As a final act of disdain, French military officer Alain Blanchard hangs captured English soldiers from Rouen's walls. Henry has him summarily captured and executed.

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#23 19th Jan 2015 22:19:47

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On This Day in History, January 20th.......

1191
Frederick VI of Swabia, dies during the Siege of Acre.

1256
The English Parliament meets for the first time at Westminster Palace.

1320
Ladislaus I is crowned King of Poland. Also known as Ladislaus The Short, it is speculated that he stood roughly 5 to 5 1/2 feet tall! He is best known for stopping the 7,000 man strong advance of The Teutonic Knights invading his country at The Battle of Plowce, in 1331.

1296
Edward Balliol abdicates the Scottish throne to Edward III of England, by declaring him Lord Liege. Pensioned off by Edward, Balliol will live out the rest of his life hated by his fellow countrymen.

CAVALIERS AND ROUNDHEADS!

1649
Charles I of England is put on trial today for treason by Oliver Cromwell's Rump House of Commons, established after The English Civil War. This is the first time an English monarch is tried by his Subjects.

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#24 20th Jan 2015 10:16:32

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1356 - Edward Balloi abdicates the Scottish throne to Edward III of England, by declaring him Lord Liege. Pensioned off by Edward, Balloi will live out the rest of his life hated by his fellow countrymen.

This is of particular interest and surprise to me. I never thought a king or queen abdicated! smile

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#25 20th Jan 2015 11:06:07

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England held control over Scotland for many years, Most Scottish Royalty were simply English Grants.  Scotland had no official King.
This continued for 10 years. First, William Wallace attempted to unify the country, next Robert The Bruce (although The Bruce did rule and fight the English) cementing his Reign at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. After Roberts death, his son David will ascend. However the claim of the Balliol Clan for the Throne caused much political strife among the clans. David spent much of his time in exile, allowing an acceptable English choice of Balliol to be enthroned. The rest is history.

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