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1202 – The Crusader Siege of Zara

On This Day – 10 November 1202

The siege of Zara began. This was the first major action of the fourth crusade and the first attack against a Catholic city by Catholic crusaders. The attack was forbidden by Pope Innocent III who threatened the crusaders with excommunication.

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1066 – William the Conqueror sets sail

27 September – On this day

William the Conqueror set sail from the mouth of the river Somme,¬† Continue reading “1066 – William the Conqueror sets sail”

Remains of 50 people found at Westminster Abbey

The remains appear to belong mostly to men from the 11th or early 12th centuries but also include the remains of a 3 year-old child. Continue reading “Remains of 50 people found at Westminster Abbey”

Fallen tree reveals medieval corpse

Heavy rains and winds have caused a large Beech tree to topple in Collooney Ireland. Continue reading “Fallen tree reveals medieval corpse”

1087 – Death of William the Conqueror

9 September – On this day

The first Norman king of England,¬†reigning from 1066 –¬†1087, died on this day in 1087. Continue reading “1087 – Death of William the Conqueror”

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