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#OnThisDay in 1002 King Æthelred II Ordered the killing of all Danes in England, known today as ...

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Ever since the Viking raids began upon English shores towards the beginning of the 9th century, thousands upon thousands of Scandinavian raiders ...
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King Æthelred II (King of the English from 978-1013, and again from 1014-1016) (Public Domain) via Wikimedia Commons At the order of King Æthelred II, dubbed “Unræd” or “Ill-counselled” (and later misinterpreted, not inappropriately, as “Unready”), the Danish population of the Kingdom of England was massacred on the 13th of November 1002. The results of this slaughter would later have grave repercussions on King Æthelred, and the rest of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England. The history between the Saxons and the Danes had long been a troubled one. Ever since the Viking raids began upon English shores towards the beginning of the 9th century, thousands upon thousands of Scandinavian raiders pillaged the coasts and rivers of the Anglo-Saxon...
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Past Times: A history of Wolvey

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In the 12th century it was variously known as Wulfheia, Wulfeie and later as Wulfeia. At that time a group of Christians came over from the continent to ...
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The picturesque village of Wolvey claims to be the highest point until one reaches the Ural Mountains in the Soviet Union. It is situated on an incline and is the gateway to the two famous Roman roads, Watling Street which bounds the village to the north east, and the Fosse Way, which runs close to its southern boundary. The River Anker runs in the valley which joins the Tame at Tamworth and eventually flows into the Trent. The name of the village dates back to Saxon origin as it was made up of two parts Wulf and Heia and appears in the Domesday Book (1086) as Ulveia. In the 12th century it was variously known as Wulfheia, Wulfeie and later as Wulfeia. At that time a group of Christians came over from the continent to set up an organisat...
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Constance de Bretagne face à Richard Coeur de Lion et Jean sans Terre

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Constance of Brittany in the face of Richard the Lion and John Lackland
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Arthur, on l'a vu, était son neveu et l'on connaît l'importance de la relation oncle-neveu au Moyen Age. Beaucoup d'enfants de familles nobles étaient ...
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Arthur, we saw it, was his nephew and we know the importance of the uncle-nephew relationship in the middle ages. Many children of noble families were...
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Constance de Bretagne défie le Roi d’Angleterre Si Constance donne à son nouveau-né ce prénom encore jamais porté par un seul duc armoricain, c’est pour défier son beau-père Henri II qui, en réponse, intervient personnellement en Bretagne. Ne pouvant s’emparer de l’enfant, il envoie en Angleterre sa sœur aînée, Aliénor de Bretagne, et marie Constance à un de ses fidèles, Ranulphe de Chester. Celui-ci est chargé de la surveiller et, si possible, de lui faire un fils, que l’on pourra toujours placer à la tête de la Bretagne à la place d’Arthur, si ce dernier devenait trop turbulent. Mais Constance, bien protégée par son entourage, ne laissera jamais à Ranulphe l’occasion de devenir père… En 1189, à la mort d’Henri II, il est d’ailleurs exp...
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Constance of Brittany defies the King of England if Constance gives her newborn that name never carried by a single armorican Duke, to defy his father-in-law Henri II who, in response, is personally involved in Brittany. Unable to seize the child, he sent his sister, Eleanor of Brittany to England, and married Constance to one of his followers, Ranulphe from Chester. It is responsible for monitored and, if possible, making him a son, always can be placed at the head of Brittany in place of Arthur, if the latter became too boisterous. But Constance, well protected by his entourage, will never leave the opportunity to become father Ranulphe... In 1189, at the death of Henri II, he is exp...
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Mittelalterliche Bildgeometrie. La géométrie des images médiévales (Dresden)

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Mittelalterliche Bildgeometrie. The geometry of the medieval images (Dresden)
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On le sait (le sait-on ?), une image, au Moyen-Age, n'est pas composée selon les règles de la perspective. C'est à la compréhension d'un autre ...
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We know (we know that?), a picture, in the middle ages, is not composed according to the rules of perspective. It is the understanding of another...
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La géométrie des images médiévales Dresden, Schlosskapelle (Residenzschloss), 23-25 nov. 2016 On le sait (le sait-on ?), une image, au Moyen-Age, n’est pas composée selon les règles de la perspective. C’est à la compréhension d’un autre modèle géométrique, sur lequel s’appuyèrent les images médiévales, et qui disparut au cours du XVIe siècle, que ce colloque sera consacré. Pour quelles raisons ? Les images médiévales ont-elles quelque rapport avec la géométrie ? N’est-ce pas la plus mauvaise manière de parler d’elles, qui s’entêtent à ne pas respecter des règles simples de proportion, qui sont parfois incapables de tracer deux lignes parallèles, et qui souvent n’essaient même pas d’esquisser un paysage un tant soi peu cohérent ? Il faut ...
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The geometry of the medieval images Dresden, Schlosskapelle (Residenzschloss), 23-25 nov. 2016. we know (we know that?), a picture, in the middle ages, is not composed according to the rules of perspective. It is the understanding of another geometric model, on which leaned medieval, and images which disappeared during the 16th century, that this Conference will be dedicated. For what reasons? The medieval images have something to do with geometry? -That's the worst way to talk about them, who insist did not follow simple rules of proportion, who are sometimes unable to draw two parallel lines, and which often do not even try to sketch a landscape so one little coherent? It takes...
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Archaeologists dig up bizarre remains of a 7ft GIANTESS in mysterious 12th century grave

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THE remains of a medieval giantess more than seven feet tall have been found in a mysterious 12th century grave. The skeleton has one of the ...
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WONDER WOMAN The skeleton has one of biggest human skulls ever found THE remains of a medieval giantess more than seven feet tall have been found in a mysterious 12th century grave. The skeleton has one of the biggest human skulls ever found and is seven foot two inches tall. M. Jozwikowska Remains of medieval giantess discovered in 12th century grave has one of biggest human skulls ever found The grave was discovered by archaeologists lose to a church on an island called Ostrów Lednicki in Poland. The skeleton is estimated to date from between the 12th-14th century. Experts say the giantess would have lived a short life full of traumatic injuries and disease, Mirror Online reports. She would have suffered from acromegaly – a rare condit...
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Archaeologists dig up bizarre remains of a 7ft GIANTESS in mysterious 12th century grave

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The skeleton is estimated to date from between the 12th-14th century. Experts say the giantess would have lived a short life full of traumatic injuries ...
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WONDER WOMAN The skeleton has one of biggest human skulls ever found THE remains of a medieval giantess more than seven feet tall have been found in a mysterious 12th century grave. The skeleton has one of the biggest human skulls ever found and is seven foot two inches tall. M. Jozwikowska Remains of medieval giantess discovered in 12th century grave has one of biggest human skulls ever found The grave was discovered by archaeologists lose to a church on an island called Ostrów Lednicki in Poland. The skeleton is estimated to date from between the 12th-14th century. Experts say the giantess would have lived a short life full of traumatic injuries and disease, Mirror Online reports. She would have suffered from acromegaly – a rare condit...
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Medieval Europeans had noses, eyes and ears — and they used them

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In a late 15th-century Book of Hours, images of the Virgin Mary and sacred texts are surrounded by marginal figures — monks playing blind man's bluff ...
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Tapestry with the Offering of the Heart, ca. 1400-1410, wool and silk. (RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY) BALTIMORE — It can be dizzying to keep up with all the numbers that had symbolic significance during the Middle Ages. There was, of course, the union of three in the Holy Trinity, four cardinal virtues, five wounds delivered to Christ, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and 39 names for Jesus Christ. And not all the numbers expressed religious symbolism. There were also four points on the compass, four seasons and four phases of the moon, plus five essences and five categories for living things, and seven liberal arts. An engrossing exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore focuses on the five senses as a unifying theme, and i...
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These illustrated Persian fables owe their origin to India's Panchatantra

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The Anvār-i Suhaylī is a 15th century version of a story of two jackals, Kalilah and Dimnah, by the Timurid author Ḥusayn Vāʻiz̤ Kāshifi. It is based on ...
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” I am terrified by this dark thing/That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” -Poet and writer Sylvia Plath on depression.Depression has become a word which is commonly and sometimes loosely thrown around. “I’m feeling depressed” is the kind of generic statement made hundreds of times a day by anyone from hormonal teenagers to middle-aged professionals that often gets the response, “Sure you’re feeling sad now. But it’s just a phase.” This obscures the fact that clinical depression is a very real mental health disorder experienced by millions of people.According to the World Health Organization, this disease affects 350 million people globally. The problem is equally worrying in India – if we use suic...
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ÉvÉnement les 19 et 20 novembre, à woippy Woippy : lumière et débats sur le temps des cathédrales

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Event on 19 and 20 November at woippy Woippy: light and debates on the age of the cathedrals
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Le Moyen-Âge est parfois trop méprisé par certains historiens, qui le ... exposition est actuellement ouverte à La Villette, à Paris, sur le Moyen-Âge. ».
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The middle ages is sometimes too despised by some historians that the... exhibition is currently open at La Villette, in Paris, on the middle ages. ».
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Depuis 2003, le Salon du livre d’histoire de Woippy rassemble et attire les passionnés et les curieux.« À la base, nous souhaitions lancer un Salon du livre classique. Mais il en existait déjà un à Metz, et nous ne souhaitions pas le concurrencer. Il y a la BD à Marly également. Du coup, nous avons décidé de nous concentrer sur l’histoire, et nous nous sommes tout de suite rendu compte que c’était très porteur » , rappelle le sénateur-maire de Woippy, François Grosdidier.« Nous avons parfois eu du mal à sortir de la thématique 14-18 ces dernières années, même si on a aussi eu des salons sur la Préhistoire ou Napoléon » , relève Marc Bojic, président de la Société d’histoire de Woippy.Les samedi 19 et dimanche 20 novembre, l’événement se ...
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Since 2003, the history of Woippy book fair gathers and attracts fans and the curious. " Basically, we wanted to launch a classic book fair. But there was already one in Metz, and we didn't want to compete with. Also has the BD at Marly. So, we decided to focus on history, and we immediately realized that it was very promising", reminds the Senator-Mayor of Woippy, François Adam. «» We sometimes had trouble out of the 14-18 theme in recent years, although we also had shows on prehistory or Napoleon", notes Marc Bojic, president of the historical society of Woippy.Les Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, the event is...
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There are fears that sections of Ardee Castle are beginning to break up.

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The Castle was built in the 15th century by John St. Leger and served as a stronghold for the defence of the Pale. In 1641 Sir Phelim O'Neil took ...
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It comes after two instances in the past week where bricks have fallen from the top of the building, narrowly missing people below. A number of people contacted Cathaoirleach of the local council Dolores Minogue to highlight the incidents.'It is very worrying and we need to get it inspected as soon as possible,' she stated. She made contact with the council and they are sending out experts to examine the top of the structure. The castle has been at the centre of a long awaited redevelopment, but with the end of the year looming, work has still to commence on the structure.The Castle was built in the 15th century by John St. Leger and served as a stronghold for the defence of the Pale. In 1641 Sir Phelim O'Neil took possession of the town...
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