talking about the book: Shadow on the Crown

Title: Shadow on the Crown Author: Patricia Bracewell A tidbit about the author She’s a California girl who majored in English literature in college and taught high school – bless her!  She notes that teaching is “the most challenging and rewarding careers that anyone could have.” The story The year is 1002. Emma of Normandy, who…

moments in Third Crusade history: 10 july 1190 – the bridge collapse on the River Rhône

It is highly likely that most of us missed this in European history classes, but Medievalists familiar with the Third Crusade and Richard the Lionheart may recall that today is the anniversary of the collapse of a bridge near Lyon in the year 1190. Last year, I’d mentioned that the chronicler of the Itinerarium (that is, Chronicle of the…