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chuck
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Post by chuck » Sun March 15th, 2009, 3:57 pm

This post doesn't belong here......Interesting historic note....A 700 year old grave found next to an old church....the remains is a very young woman who had been ritualistically decapitated...her head was lying next to her....Some experts think she committed suicide...I read somewhere they use to do that to people who committed suicide to punish them in the hereafter....anyway the church officials had a funeral and buried her in the church's graveyard...Good for them.....Sounds like there could be a story told....maybe one for Cadfael.....

side note...She was discovered two years ago by archaeologists.....Still it was a nice to see her buried with respect and dignity....
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Post by Rowan » Wed March 18th, 2009, 12:40 pm

50 years ago today, 18 March, Hawai'i became part of the United States.

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Post by Rowan » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm

2 April 1792 Congress approved the creation of the U.S. Mint.

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 9:57 pm

I should have posted this yesterday!

April 1, 1204 - Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II, at Fontevrault Abbey, Maine-et-Loire, France; buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon, France
Eleanor was about 82 when she died. No other queen consort was to reach this age for over 700 years. Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII died at age 81 and Queen Mary, wife of George V died at age 85. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wife of George VI, passed away on March 30, 2002 at age 101.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... &GRid=6437
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine2.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontevrault_Abbey
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Post by Susan » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 9:58 pm

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Post by Ellie » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 12:01 am

APRIL 3RD
1860, The first Pony Express service began

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Post by Susan » Sat April 11th, 2009, 11:18 am

April 11, 1240 - Death of Llywelyn Fawr (the Great), Prince of Gwynedd, Prince of Southern Powys at the Abbey of Aberconwy, buried at the Abbey of Aberconwy
Llywelyn was the topic of Sharon Kay Penman's excellent historical novel "Here Be Dragons." See http://www.sharonkaypenman.com/book_pag ... 0030627337 Llywelyn married an illegitimate daughter of King John. In Wales, illegitimate children had inheritance rights.
http://www.castlewales.com/llewelyn.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llywelyn_Fawr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberconwy_Abbey
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Post by Susan » Sun April 12th, 2009, 12:47 pm

April 13, 1275 - Death of Eleanor, daughter of King John, at Montargis Abbey, France; buried at Montargis Abbey

(Eleanor is major character in Sharon Kay Penman's novel "Falls the Shadow", where she is called Nell.)

Eleanor was the third daughter and fifth and youngest child of King John and his wife Isabella of Angouleme. She first married William Marshall, 2nd Earl of Pembroke and was widowed at age 16. Seven years later, Eleanor secretly married Simon de Montfort. Montfort was a famous statesman and soldier and was killed at the Battle of Evesham. He is considered to be the father of Parliament. After her husband's death, Eleanor became a nun at the Abbey of Montargis in France and is buried there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montargis
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Post by Susan » Sun April 12th, 2009, 12:49 pm

April 12, 1555 – Death Queen Juana of Castile at Tordesillas, Spain; buried at the Capilla Real in Granada

(Juana is the subject of C.W. Gortner's novel The Last Queen.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_of_Castile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tordesillas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capilla_Real
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Post by zsigandr » Sun April 12th, 2009, 4:30 pm

According to Wikipedia, today, April 12th, in 1606 - "A royal decree was established the Union Flag to symbolize the Union of the Crowns, merging the designs of the Flag of England and the Flag of Scotland."

I did not know this fact until I was looking up some information on a HF book that I was reading.

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