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1307 – According to legend, William Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head

William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century Swiss illustrated chronicle. It is set in the time of the original foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. Continue reading “1307 – According to legend, William Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head”

1180 – Phillip II becomes king of France

Philip II, called Philip Augustus (21 August 1165 – 14 July 1223) was a King of France from the House of Capet who reigned from 1180 to 1223. Continue reading “1180 – Phillip II becomes king of France”

Archaeology found beneath Bus depot

University of Leicester archaeologists are excavating sites that show evidence of Roman and Medieval occupation. Continue reading “Archaeology found beneath Bus depot”

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”

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