Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-11 08:06
Dan Brown is not a popular name at Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. The fame — or notoriety — of Brown's Da Vinci Code has led some to try to breach the chapel's secret vaults.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-09 12:12
King Pedro of Castile, called "the Cruel," was excommunicated by the Pope on June 9, 1365 for his treatment of the clergy.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-05 09:28
St. Boniface and his missionary companions were killed by pagan Germans on June 5, 709.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-28 11:28
On May 28, 1291, during the Siege of Acre, the temple of the Knights Templar was destroyed. With it went the crusading Knights' last foothold in the Holy Land.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 14:51
The popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has sparked interest in grail legends, according to scholars. An MSNBC article looks the various ways the grail has popped up in literature over the centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-27 10:26
On May 27, 1218, the first ships of the Fifth Crusade reached Egypt.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-25 20:44
On May 25, 735, the Venerable Bede ended his peaceful, learned life in the Northumbrian monastery where he had lived over fifty years.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-14 10:54
Pope John XII died in his mistress' house on May 14, 964.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 08:25
Monasteries were a stronghold of medieval gardening in Europe. The manual labor of gardening taught humility and thus benefited the monks' souls, while the herbs and vegetables they grew aided their health.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-08 11:56
Seriously ill, Dame Julian of Norwich had a series of visions of Christ's love on May 8, 1373. She spent years in contemplation of their meaning, finally producing Revelations of Divine Love, the first known English book written by a woman.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-07 11:35
On May 7, 558, the dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed after an earthquake.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-02 13:21
Boris I of Bulgaria died on May 2, 907.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-29 11:03
On April 29, 1429, Joan of Arc attacked the besieging English at Orleans.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-04-29 07:53
Bored with solving The DaVinci Code from Dan Brown's bestselling book? Try solving The Smithy Code, created by the judge in a copyright case involving the book.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-22 19:56
On Saturday May 6, 2006, the Medieval Women's Choir at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington will present Music for Sant'Iago (St. James), a concert of music and stories "associated with the famous pilgrimage route to the shrine of Saint James."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-20 15:24
The Shire of West Dragoningshire will sponsor a period pilgrimage in Winchester, England May 12-15, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-19 14:15
More than a statue salutes the Roman Emperor Constantine in York, England. A major exhibit of treasures, including a sculpted marble head of the emperor, will be on display in the city until October 2006.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-04-17 19:58
Members of the University of Leicester archaeology unit are excavating a large parish cemetery containing over 1,300 skeletons that date from between 1200 and 1600 CE.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-17 11:14
Already excommunicated, Martin Luther appeared before the Emperor on April 17, 1521 at Worms to answer for his views.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-16 18:16
Archaeologists have discovered the first provable remains of Knights Templar buried beneath a crusader castle in Israel.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-16 15:10
After decades of searching, the ruins of the Bishop of Glasgow's palace have been discovered outside the city. The 13th century building stood for three centuries before being destroyed in the Reformation.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-16 13:04
Traditionally, April 16, 1209 is regarded as the day Pope Innocent III gave oral permission of St. Francis of Assisi to found the Franciscan order.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-16 09:30
For sale: Knights Templar Castle in Barnton, Edinburgh, Scotland. Great for studying the Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-13 12:12
On April 13, 1111, Henry V, King of Germany, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor after maneuvering that included capturing Pope Paschal II and deposing his own father.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-12 12:33
Giotto di Bondone was appointed Chief Architect of Florence Cathedral on April 12, 1334. He designed a bell tower for the Cathedral, but it was not finished until after his death.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-07 13:13
Today is the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier. The Spanish-born missionary studied at the University of Paris and was one of the seven priests who joined Ignatius Loyola to found the Jesuit order.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-06 13:31
As many as a million Mexicans have watched an annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ unaware that a pyramid of the Teotihuacan culture lay under the soil on which they stood.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 15:03
The Shire of West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, squires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station to join them in the Winchester Pilgrimage, 12-14 May 2006.
Nestled in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen, in the shadow of St Catherine's Hill and only 20 minutes walk from the centre of Winchester, lies the medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-04-03 13:48
The University of New Mexico's Institute for Medieval Studies will host Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture, a series of six lectures and a concert, Monday, April 3-6, 2006 on the university's main campus in Albuquerque.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-11 10:43
A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.