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Monday, September 11

  1. page Normans in England edited Mrs. Davison's slides for "Dynasties and Rulers: The Normans" Other pages in this wi…

    Mrs. Davison's slides for "Dynasties and Rulers: The Normans"
    Other pages in this wiki about the Normans.
    There are other pages on this wiki about the Normans:
    Emma of Normandy:
    "Emma of Normandy (c. 985 – 6 March 1052) was a queen consort of England, Denmark and Norway. She was the daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, and his second wife, Gunnora. Through her marriages to Æthelred the Unready (1002-1016) and Cnut the Great (1017-1035), she became the Queen Consort of England, Denmark, and Norway. She was the mother of three sons, Edward the Confessor, Alfred, and Harthacnut, as well as two daughters, Goda of England, and Gunhilda of Denmark. Even after her husbands' deaths Emma remained in the public eye, and continued to participate actively in politics. As Anne J. Duggan notes, Emma is the "first of the early medieval queens" portrayed visually and she is the central figure within the Encomium Emmae Reginae, a critical source for the history of early 11th-century English politics."

    The History Today Podcast: Normans and Slavery
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Friday, January 20

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    Why Richard was called Lionhearted
    Radio Broadcasts
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    The Norman Way
    The Norman Way - from the BBC. Listen to the 3 part series on the web siteI Conquering
    There is nothing new about the concept of 'regime change' : people of 11th century Britain were thoroughly familiar with it. Following his examination of everyday life under the Roman Empire, in THE ROMAN WAY, David Aaronovitch explores aspects of the daily existence and preoccupations of our forebears in 11th and 12th century Norman Britain.
    This was a time when Britons were on the receiving end of a regime change inflicted by their Norman neighbours - a time when the interests of a stronger foreign power took precedence over local concerns." (link)
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    The Dark Origins of Britain
    The Dark Origins of Britain - from the BBC. Listen to the 3 part series on the web site
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    The Search for Hereward the Wake - from the BBC series Voices of the Powerless, this episode examines the career of the English rebel Hereward in the 11th century. Listen to the episode on the web site.
    "The Conqueror's men were frustrated in their efforts to capture 'Hereward the Wake' for over a year. In 1070 he and his men made a daring raid on the monastery at Peterborough which marked him as a dangerous and effective resistance leader. William and his army gradually closed on Hereward until he withdrew to the Isle of Ely where he lived in comfortably - out of reach of the invading force." (link)
    The Last Duel
    'The Last Duel' Between French Knights - from NPR, this 10 minute section is an interview of Eric Jager, author of The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.
    In the heart of Puisaye, in Yonne, Burgundy, a team of fifty people have taken on an extraordinary feat: to build a castle using the very same techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.
    You can visit the building site, or stay a while and participate in the project.The Guéledon Castle's web site PRI's The World
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    Medieval Warfare, Sources and Approaches
    An exploration of how records created by the crown before 1485 can be used to study medieval armies, campaigns and battles in Britain and France. The talk focuses on the records of key battles such as Bannockburn, Crécy and Agincourt.
    This is the first lecture from the Modern Scholar course God Wills It!: Understanding the Crusades taught by Professor Thomas F. Madden, available for purchase at
    "This lecture focuses on the history of Christianity from its humble beginnings to its rise to prominence in the Roman Empire with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, the development of the Papacy, and the formation of the Byzantine Empire. It's an informative lecture covering a lot of Christian history from the time of Christ to the start of the First Crusade in the 11th century."
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    Helen Castor and The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth. Listen to the program here
    This segment of the BBC 4's Women's Hour radio program was broadcast on 4 October 2010. In Chapter 4 of the program, Jane Garvey interviews Dr. Helen Castor, Fellow in History at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, about her new book, She-Wolves. From the synopsis by the publisher, Faber 6 Faber: "
    "Dr David Starkey's complete history of the British Monarchy, which reveals the epic and bloody stories of our Kings and Queens and charts the course of the oldest surviving political institution in Europe" (link)
    Series 1 - The first series of Dr David Starkey's history of the British monarchy takes us from Alfred the Great, who helped drag a barely formed England out of the Dark Ages, to Shakespeare's powerful and illustrious hero kings.
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    The Normans
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    General Resources
    Timeline of the Crusades in the Latin East
    PowerPoint "Overview of the Crusades" (Right-click on the file to download it to your computer .)
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    Click on this link to go to the Prezi about the 1st Crusade, or this page for a static gallery.
    Click on this link to see **family trees of the Crusader Personalities**
    Click on this link to go to student presentations on the Crusader Personalities
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