Category: history

It’s a casting of the seal of King John of Boh…

It’s a casting of the seal of King John of Bohemia. I got it when I was in Crecy in 2010 as a token of remembrance if that great king who died there in the battle against the English in 1346. Crecy is a fantastic little village complete with museum. #medieval #crecyenponthieu #crecy #battleofcrecy #johnofbohemia #johntheblind #history #heroes #kings
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Frankish Empire AD 814

ekomancer: “Skellig Michael (Irish: Sceilig M…

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“Skellig Michael (Irish: Sceilig Mhichíl), or Great Skellig (Irish: Sceilig Mhór), is an island (the larger of the two Skellig Islands) in the Atlantic Ocean, 11.6 km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. A Christian monastery was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century, and was continuously occupied until its abandonment in the late 12th century. The remains of the monastery, along with most of the island itself, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Skellig Michael was uninhabited prior to the foundation of its monastery. Folklore holds that Ir, son of Míl Espáine, was buried on the island, and a text from the 8th or 9th century states that Duagh, King of West Munster, fled to “Scellecc” after a feud with the Kings of Cashel, although it is not known whether these events actually took place.

The monastic site on the island is located on a terraced shelf 600 feet above sea-level, and developed between the sixth and eighth century. It contains six beehive cells, two oratories as well as a number of stone crosses and slabs. It also contains a later medieval church. The cells and oratories are all of dry-built corbel construction. A carefully designed system for collecting and purifying water in cisterns was developed. It has been estimated that no more than twelve monks and an abbot lived here at any one time. A hermitage is located on the south peak.”

Childhood in the Middle Ages – Medievalists.ne…

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Europe 525 AD.

signorformica: Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew…

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Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew, from Hungarian Anjou legendary single leaves ~ ca.1335 Morgan Library. 

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The Throne Room in #Byzantium, Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902)

signorformica: Detail of a miniature of the…

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Detail of a miniature of the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra. Des Cas des nobles hommes et femmes. Bruges ~ ca.1480 British Library. 

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A 14th century miniature depicting Conradin an…

A 14th century miniature depicting Conradin and his good friend Frederick I, Margrave of Bavaria. Both were executed after a bogus trial at Naples.

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October 29 1268: Hohenstaufen dynasty ends

October 29 1268: Hohenstaufen dynasty ends

Conradin (1252-1268), grandson of emperor Frederick II, is executed which marks the end of Hohenstaufen dynasty. Conradin had tried to reclaim Sicily from French invaders but he was soundly defeated at the battle of Tagliacozzo.by Charles of Anjou. Conradin managed to flee the battlefield, but was eventually captured and handed over to Charles. After a “trial” Conradin, a legitime king of Sicily, was executed. Since he had no heir, the execution marked also the end of Hohenstaufen dynasty

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