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October 2015

1467 – Battle of Brustem

28 October – On this day

The Battle of Brustem was fought on this day in 1467 in Brustem, near Sint-Truiden (present-day Belgium) between the Duchy of Burgundy and Liège, as part of the Second Liège War. Continue reading “1467 – Battle of Brustem”

Early screen-grab of the Free History Bytez e-Magazine due out shortly

We’ve been working hard to put together the first ever History Bytez magazine, and have some great stories for you. As we have mentioned the magazine won’t cost you a cent, and we’re planning on keeping it that way. If anyone would like to advertise in the magazine (that’s how we’re hoping to fund it) please contact us at discounted ad placements are available for the first 3 issues.

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Restoration of Tut’s beard video

You might remember a story we put up some time ago about the mask of Tutankhamen being damaged and the beard breaking off as a result. Continue reading “Restoration of Tut’s beard video”

1760 – George III becomes King of Great Britain

25 October – On this day

George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and Ireland when crowned on this day in 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. Continue reading “1760 – George III becomes King of Great Britain”

1415 – The Battle of Agincourt

25 October – On this day

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years’ War. The battle took place on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin’s Day), near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France.  Continue reading “1415 – The Battle of Agincourt”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary

Battle of the Atlantic – October

Convoys are now provided with escorts as far as 19 degrees west (about 300 miles west of Ireland). The Canadian forces provide similar cover in their waters. There are, however, still very few escorts and the cover is not strong. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary”

1200 – Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England


Isabella of Angoulême (c.1188 – 4 June 1246) was queen consort of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John’s death in 1216. She was also reigning Countess of Angoulême from 1202 until 1246. Continue reading “1200 – Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England”

1805 – Austrian General Mack surrenders his army at the Battle of Ulm.

20 October

The Battle of Ulm fought on 16–19 October 1805 was a series of skirmishes, at the end of the Ulm Campaign, which allowed Napoleon to trap an entire Austrian army under the command of Karl Freiherr Mack von Leiberich with minimal losses and to force its surrender near Ulm in the Electorate of Bavaria. Continue reading “1805 – Austrian General Mack surrenders his army at the Battle of Ulm.”

Viking outpost in Canada

Archaeologist Patricia Sutherland has been putting together a compelling case for the discovery for the second viking outpost ever discovered in the Americas. Whilst working on the Island of Baffin Sutherland found whetstones containing cupric-alloy traces, indicating the presence of bronze which was unknown to the native inhabitants but used by the viking metalsmiths.

Earlier excavations in the 1960’s uncovered parts of a stone and sod building which archaeologist Moreau Maxwell described as difficult interpret led Sutherland to suspect the presence of vikings.

In addition Sutherland has, since 2001, discovered a number of artefacts pointing to the presence of vikings, including : yarn, building remains, a whalebone shovel and  pelt fragments.

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