“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world” – Louis Pasteur.
Roger de Flor and his 5500 men-strong army arrives to Constantinople in 1303. The Sicilian Condottiere came to help Byzantine empire in a war against Turks.
Painting by José Moreno Carbonero (1888),
Source: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Stupid damned souls protest in vain and try to deny the colossal and minutely detailed account of sins, foolishnesses and assorted wicked things that they committed in life. Jacobello Alberegno, ‘Triptyque de’l Apocalypse’ ~ ca.1390
“He that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.” – Ivanhoe, Walter Scott (Black Knight to Locksley, Chapter 33)
(”Robin Hood entertaining King Richard the Lionheart in Sherwood Forest” – Daniel Maclise, 1839.)
Battle of Lindanise – Dannebrog falls from the sky
In 1219 Danish King Valdemar II led a crusading fleet to Estonia.His army met Estonian forces at Lindanise – present day Tallinn – and defeated them after a hard fight. According to legend Danish flag, Dannebrog, fell from the sky during a difficult moment of the battle and this gave crusaders new hope.
(C.A. Lorentzen’s painting, 1809)