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Odo of Bayeux
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Odo of Bayeux

Odo of Bayeux (d. 1097 CE) was the bishop of Bayeux in Normandy and half-brother of William the Conqueror (r. 1066-1087 CE). After the Norman conquest of England in 1066 CE, Odo was given vast Anglo-Saxon estates and made, as the Earl of...
Massachusetts Bay Colony
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Massachusetts Bay Colony

Massachusetts Bay Colony (1628-1691 CE) was the largest English settlement in New England and the most influential both in the colonization of the region and later developments in what would become the United States of America. It was founded...
Anne Boleyn
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn (c. 1501-1536) was the second wife of Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547). Anne, sometimes known as 'Anne of a Thousand Days' in reference to her short reign as queen, was accused of adultery and executed in the Tower of London...
Tomb of Richard I of England, Fontevraud Abbey
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Tomb of Richard I of England, Fontevraud Abbey

An effigy of Richard I of England (r. 1189 - 1199 CE), popularly known as Richard the Lionheart, from his tomb in the Fontevraud Abbey in France. Richard I was buried in the Fontevraud Abbey upon his death in 1199 CE, although his remains...
The Life of Medieval Knights
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

The Life of Medieval Knights

In the Middle Ages, knights were at the top of the social ladder. With the best training, the best clothes, the best weapons and, supposedly, the best manners, they were what everyone else aspired to be. Tales of daring deeds and chivalry...
Wyatt Rebellion
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Wyatt Rebellion

The Wyatt Rebellion of January-February 1554 CE saw Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger lead a group of several thousand Kent rebels in a march on London with the primary aim of preventing Mary I of England (r. 1553-1558 CE) from marrying Spain's...
Skeleton of Richard III of England
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Skeleton of Richard III of England

The skeleton identified by researchers from the University of Leicester as that of Richard III of England (r. 1483-1485 CE). The skeleton was excavated from the ruins of Greyfriars Abbey, then beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012 CE. (Image...
The Weapons of an English Medieval Knight
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Weapons of an English Medieval Knight

The weapons of an English medieval knight in combat included the long sword, wooden lance with an iron tip, metal-headed mace, battle-axe, and dagger. Trained since childhood and practised at tournaments, the skilled knight could inflict...
The Entry of Richard & Bolingbroke into London
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The Entry of Richard & Bolingbroke into London

"The Entry of Richard and Bolingbroke into London" by James Northcote ((1746–1831 CE). The painting depicts Henry IV of England (left; r. 1399-1413 CE) entering London with Richard II of England (right; r. 1377 - 1399 CE) as his captive...
David I of Scotland
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

David I of Scotland

David I of Scotland reigned from 1124 to 1153 CE. Taking over from his elder brother Alexander I of Scotland (r. 1107-1124 CE), David continued to consolidate the kingdom of Scotland as a single nation, built castles and monasteries, and...