• Here are members of the MSS Bonivant Household https://www.facebook.com/HouseBonivant at Ely Museum https://www.facebook.com/ElyMuseum/ this last weekend. A cracking little event (and dry canvas).

    Today visitors are having an fantastic insight into Med...

    Today visitors are having an fantastic insight into Medieval life with re-enactors from House Bonivant! Come have a chat about Knights, Lords and Ladies with The Bonivants; "who we are and what we do, all things medieval". Tickets last a year so its great value to visit again and again, come see us before 3:30pm…

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    24 July

  • On this day in history in 1411 – Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Harlaw

    The Battle of Harlaw (Scottish Gaelic: Cath Gairbheach)...

    The Battle of Harlaw (Scottish Gaelic: Cath Gairbheach) was a Scottish clan battle fought on 24 July 1411 just north of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. It was one of a series of battles fought during the Middle Ages between the barons of northeast Scotland against those from the west coast.

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    24 July

  • On this day in history in 1304 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle: King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sieges_of_Stirling_Castle

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    24 July

  • Todays medieval saint is Bridget of Sweden, founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridget_of_Sweden

    Bridget of Sweden (1303 – 23 July 1373); born as Birgit...

    Bridget of Sweden (1303 – 23 July 1373); born as Birgitta Birgersdotter, also Birgitta of Vadstena, or Saint Birgitta (Swedish: den heliga Birgitta), was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband of twenty years. Outside of Sweden, she was also...

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    23 July

  • A death on this day in history in 1403 – Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (b. 1343) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Percy,_1st_Earl_of_Worcester

    Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, KG (1343 – 23 July...

    Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, KG (1343 – 23 July 1403) was an English medieval nobleman best known for leading the rebellion with his nephew Henry Percy, known as 'Harry Hotspur', and his elder brother, Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland.

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    23 July

  • On this day in history in 1319 – A Knights Hospitaller fleet scores a crushing victory over an Aydinid fleet off Chios. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chios_(1319)

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    23 July

  • Todays medieval saint is Daniel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_(biblical_figure)

    Daniel (Hebrew: דָּנִיאֵל, Modern Daniyyel, Tiberian Dā...

    Daniel (Hebrew: דָּנִיאֵל, Modern Daniyyel, Tiberian Dāniyyêl; Greek: Δανιήλ, Hebrew "God is my Judge") is the hero of the Book of Daniel.[1] A noble Jewish youth of Jerusalem, he is taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and serves the king and his successors with loyalty and ability unt...

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    21 July

  • On this day in history in 1403 – Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shrewsbury

    The Battle of Shrewsbury was a battle fought on 21 July...

    The Battle of Shrewsbury was a battle fought on 21 July 1403, waged between an army led by the Lancastrian King Henry IV and a rebel army led by Henry "Harry Hotspur" Percy from Northumberland. The battle, the first in which English archers fought each other on English soil, demonstrated "the deadli...

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    21 July

  • On this day in history in 1242 – Battle of Taillebourg: Louis IX of France puts an end to the revolt of his vassals Henry III of England and Hugh X of Lusignan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taillebourg

    The Battle of Taillebourg was a 1242 battle between the...

    The Battle of Taillebourg was a 1242 battle between the Capetian troops of Louis IX and his brother Alphonse of Poitiers, and the rebel followers of Hugh X of Lusignan and Henry III of England. It was fought over the bridge built over the Charente River, a point of strategic importance on the route…

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    21 July

  • Ancestor doodles... http://www.archaeology.org/news/2323-140721-norfolk-cathedral-graffiti

    NORFOLK, ENGLAND—A volunteer project to record medieval...

    NORFOLK, ENGLAND—A volunteer project to record medieval graffiti in Norfolk is spreading across England. More than 28,000 images, perhaps doodled by churchgoers, have been recorded in Norfolk, and only one-third of Norwich Cathedral has been searched so far. “[Medieval graffiti] was believed to be r...

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    21 July

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