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  • Archaeologists Have Uncovered A Royal Palace Used By King Henry II

    09/23/2007 1:38:57 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 212+ views
    Newbury Today ^ | 9-23-2007
    Archaeologists have uncovered a royal palace used by King Henry II AN ANCIENT royal palace near Kingsclere unearthed during recent excavations will be open to the public over the weekend (September 22-23). The Royal Palace of Fremantle has lain hidden under the Hampshire Downs at Tidgrove Warren Farm, in the parish of Hannington, for nearly 900 years. Over the last three years the site has been excavated by staff and students from the University of Southampton in association with the Kingsclere Heritage Association local volunteers. Explorations have revealed a medieval enclosed settlement surrounded by a massive ditch - larger than...
  • Crusade Propaganda: The abuse of Christianity's Holy Wars

    11/02/2001 4:48:53 AM PST · by Darth Reagan · 62 replies · 2,523+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 2, 2001 | Thomas F. Madden
    Crusade Propaganda The abuse of Christianity’s holy wars. By Thomas F. Madden, the author of A Concise History of the Crusades and coauthor of The Fourth Crusade, is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. November 2, 2001 8:00 a.m. ince September 11 the crusades are news. When President Bush used the term "crusade" as it is commonly used, to denote a grand enterprise with a moral dimension, the media pelted him for insensitivity to Muslims. (Nevermind that the media used the term in precisely the same way before the ...
  • Why is King John the classic villain?

    03/01/2011 5:10:48 AM PST · by decimon · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | March 1, 2011 | Unknown
    A new film about King John further underlines history's judgement of the medieval English monarch as a cruel tyrant. But among the dozens of bad kings and despots, why is John always the pantomime villain?Surrendering lands in France, forced into a humiliating climbdown with the nobility and ex-communicated by the Church. Not to mention being blamed for the murder of his nephew. > "He was a very considerable failure as a king. He loses a large amount of possessions inherited, in particular lands in France, like Normandy and Anjou. He manages to surrender his realm to the pope and ends...
  • Austria €10 Richard the Lionheart Silver Coins Issued [Redhead Caucus]

    02/22/2011 5:27:33 PM PST · by WPaCon · 41 replies ^ | October 8, 2009 | Austrian Mint
    The Austrian Mint in Vienna is issuing the second coin in its €10 silver commemorative series "Tales and Legends in Austria". The theme of the new coin is the captivity of the English king, Richard I, on his homeward journey from the Third Crusade in 1192 and the legend of his loyal friend and troubadour who is said to have discovered in which castle the king was being held. Austria 10€ Richard the Lionheart Silver Coin The first part of the story is indeed history. Richard, called the "Lionhearted" even in his lifetime, mortally offended Duke Leopold V of Austria...