Tag: England

The civil war between Armagnacs and Burgundians

Ornella Mariani. The Facts 13 August 1415, the English fleet reached the shores of Cap de la Hève, at the mouth of the Seine, in Le Havre. A few days later besieged Harfleur, capitulated the 22 September and, a…

Da Crecy a Dead: the great battles of the Hundred Years' War

Ornella Mariani. Still separated from Scotland, in 1330 England exercised sovereignty sull'Aquitania, region geographically part of the Kingdom of France, but in the crucial European maritime trade. In May 1337 Philip VI confiscated bumping the susceptibility of Edward III…

The Hundred Years' War

Ornella Mariani. In 1337, while in Sicily was dying King Frederick III of Aragon which was succeeded by his son Peter II and Benedict XII while trying to move the island in the orbit of the Angevin Neapolitans, England and France were sharpening their weapons…

For a reading of Beowulf

Chiara Marra. “…Famed was this Beowulf: far flew the boast of him, son of Scyld, in the Scandian lands. So becomes it a youth to quit him well with his father’s friends, by fee and gift, that to aid…

The War of the Roses

Ornella Mariani. War of the Roses was to tear dynastic bloodied from England 1455 to the 1485, engaging two different branches of the ruling dynasty of the Plantagenets: i Lancaster e gli York, whose respective crests were symbolized by a…

By Henry I of England Henry III

Ornella Mariani. Henry I of England, third son of Matilda of Flanders and William the Conqueror, nacque the Selby, nello Yorkshire, fra il 1068 and the 1069. Destined for an ecclesiastical career and, therefore, as a child nicknamed Beauclerk -chierico-,…

Saracen sauce of Richard II of England

Giovanna Motta. Riccardo II Plantageneto (Bordeaux 1367 – Pontefract 1400) was born on the day of the Epiphany, the presence of three guests of her father King, the Black Prince. He became king and young, despite what he writes Shakespeare, was…