Friday, December 12, 2014

History Trivia - The Order of the Dragon, a monarchical chivalric order, created

December 12

884 Charles the Fat inherited the West Frankish lands and briefly reunited the empire of his ancestor Charlemagne.

1098 First Crusade: Massacre of Ma'arrat al-Numan – Crusaders breached the town's walls and massacred about 20,000 inhabitants. After finding themselves with insufficient food, they resorted to cannibalism.

1189 Richard I left England, where he spent less than six months of his reign, to join the Third Crusade.

1408, The Order of the Dragon a monarchical chivalric order was created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then King of Hungary.

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