Today is officially Leif Erikson Day. Commemorated as a national holiday by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the holiday is an observance of Leif Erikson and his companions as the first known Europeans to set foot in North America. The holiday gives the nation a chance to honor the contributions of Americans of Nordic Read more about Today in Medieval History: Happy Leif Erikson Day![…]
Nov. 20 1316 – King John 1, called The Posthumous, died. He was only five years old. His uncle, Phillip V, was accused of causing his death.
Towering 150 feet above the northeast coastline of England, the castle of Bamburgh sits as a formidable defense, a testament to the once great glory of the Northumbrian kingdom. The first written reference to the castle is around 547 AD, when the Anglo-Saxon ruler Ida of Bernicia established the castle as his royal stronghold. The Read more about Bamburgh Castle[…]
August 31, 1422: Death of Henry V, King of England On 10 June 1421, Henry sailed back to France for what would be his last military campaign. From July to August, Henry’s forces besieged and captured Dreux, thus relieving allied forces at Chartres. That October, his forces lay siege to Meaux, capturing it on 2 Read more about Today in Medieval History[…]
Worldtimelines.org.uk places 2,000 artifacts from museums around the British Isles in their geographical and chronological context. You can navigate using interactive maps and timelines by various regions. If you’re looking at the British Isles, for instance, it breaks that region down further into Northern England, Central England, Southern England, etc., and then each of those Read more about World Timelines[…]