• Todays medieval saint is Bede... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede

    Bede (/ˈbiːd/ BEED; Old English: Bǣda or Bēda; 672/3 – ...

    Bede (/ˈbiːd/ BEED; Old English: Bǣda or Bēda; 672/3 – 26 May 735), also known as Saint Bede, Venerable Bede, and Bede the Venerable (Latin: Bēda Venerābilis), was an English monk at the monastery of St. Peter and its companion monastery of St. Paul in the Kingdom of Northumbria of the Angles (conte...

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    25 May

  • A rather ecclesiastical selection of deaths on this day in history... 1085 – Pope Gregory VII (b. 1020) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_VII 1261 – Pope Alexander IV (b. 1185) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_IV 1452 – John Stafford, English archbishop and politician https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stafford_(bishop)

    Gregory VII (Latin: Gregorius VII; c. 1015 – 25 May 108...

    Gregory VII (Latin: Gregorius VII; c. 1015 – 25 May 1085 AD), born Hildebrand of Sovana (Italian: Ildebrando da Soana), was Pope from 22 April 1073 to his death in 1085.

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    25 May

  • A selection of deaths. 1089 – Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanfranc 1136 – Hugues de Payens, first Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. c. 1070) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugues_de_Payens 1153 – David I of Scotland (b. 1083) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_I_of_Scotland 1456 – Ambroise de Loré, French commander (b. 1396) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambroise_de_Lor%C3%A9

    A selection of deaths.
1089 – Lanfranc, Archbishop of C...

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    24 May

  • On this day in history in 1487 – The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambert_Simnel

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    24 May

  • On this day in history in 1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Crusade

    The Fifth Crusade (1213–1221) was an attempt by Western...

    The Fifth Crusade (1213–1221) was an attempt by Western Europeans to reacquire Jerusalem and the rest of the Holy Land by first conquering the powerful Ayyubid state in Egypt.

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    24 May

  • On this day in history in 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to raise the Siege of Compiègne. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Compi%C3%A8gne

    during a skirmish outside the town on 23 May 1430. Alth...

    during a skirmish outside the town on 23 May 1430. Although this was otherwise a minor siege, both politically and militarily, the loss of France's most charismatic and successful commander was an important event of the

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    23 May

  • Want to meet the MSS archers? Michelham Priory is the place to go this coming weekend!

    Want to meet the MSS archers? Michelham Priory is the p...

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    23 May

  • The Medieval Siege Society is looking forward to taking our Trebuchet supported by a Living History camp to Leeds Castle this weekend! See you there!

    The Medieval Siege Society is looking forward to taking...

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    23 May

  • Laughter is a great healer...

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    23 May

  • A death on this day in history, a man who survived the War of the Roses - by swapping sides at the right moment! 1490 – Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, English administrator, nobleman and magnate (b. 1416) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Grey,_1st_Earl_of_Kent

    Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (26 October 1416 – 22 May...

    Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (26 October 1416 – 22 May 1490), English administrator,[1] nobleman and magnate, was the son of Sir John Grey, KG and Constance Holland. His main residence was at Wrest near Silsoe, Bedfordshire.

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    22 May

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