• On this day in history in 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to raise the Siege of CompiΓ¨gne. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Compi%C3%A8gne

    during a skirmish outside the town on 23 May 1430. Alth...

    during a skirmish outside the town on 23 May 1430. Although this was otherwise a minor siege, both politically and militarily, the loss of France's most charismatic and successful commander was an important event of the

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    23 May

  • Want to meet the MSS archers? Michelham Priory is the place to go this coming weekend!

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    23 May

  • The Medieval Siege Society is looking forward to taking our Trebuchet supported by a Living History camp to Leeds Castle this weekend! See you there!

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    23 May

  • Laughter is a great healer...

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    23 May

  • A death on this day in history, a man who survived the War of the Roses - by swapping sides at the right moment! 1490 – Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, English administrator, nobleman and magnate (b. 1416) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Grey,_1st_Earl_of_Kent

    Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (26 October 1416 – 22 May...

    Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (26 October 1416 – 22 May 1490), English administrator,[1] nobleman and magnate, was the son of Sir John Grey, KG and Constance Holland. His main residence was at Wrest near Silsoe, Bedfordshire.

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    22 May

  • On this day in history in 1455 a battle is fought at St Albans, this is now regarded as the start of the dynastic War of the Roses. In the battle, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_St_Albans

    The First Battle of St Albans, fought on 22 May 1455 at...

    The First Battle of St Albans, fought on 22 May 1455 at St Albans, 22 miles (35 km) north of London, traditionally marks the beginning of the Wars of the Roses.[4]Richard, Duke of York and his allies, the Neville Earls of Salisbury and Warwick, defeated a royal army commanded by Edmund Beaufort, Duk...

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    22 May

  • On this day in history in 1200 – King John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet. A short lived treaty that strengthened Philips position at the expense of John. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Le_Goulet

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    22 May

  • A death on this day in history - 1471 – Henry VI of England (b. 1421) His weakness as a leader and loss of French territory were some of the key factors that caused what became known as the War of the Roses. He died in violence while held at the tower of London. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VI_of_England

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    21 May

  • A brief history of (hand) gestures. Nicely debunking the myth that 'V' signs come form medieval archery... http://www.historyextra.com/article/ancient-greece/brief-history-gestures-handshake-high-five?utm_source=Facebook+referral&utm_medium=Facebook.com&utm_campaign=Bitly

    Gestures – usually made with the hand, but in some nota...

    Gestures – usually made with the hand, but in some notable cases with other parts of the body entirely – form a symbolic, non-vocal language; a shorthand way of sending a message without t

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    21 May

  • A funny for your weekend - As seen on http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/extra . A Clumsy soldier with an ill fitting helmet gets himself and his country into a spot of bother... Produced by roughcutpresents.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqktZhj7EFk https://www.youtube.com/embed/LqktZhj7EFk

    As seen on http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/extra . A Clumsy...

    As seen on http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/extra . A Clumsy soldier with an ill fitting helmet gets himself and his country into a spot of bother. A series of fu...

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    20 May

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