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In Topic: Your favorite medieval person

08 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

From my reading, I would like to add: Roger de Hauteville, Count of Sicily


On a related note: Maio of Bari, magnus amiratus amiratorum of Sicily under Roger II and William I (and allegedly the secret power behind the throne); Richard Palmer, Bishop Elect of Syracuse (though there isn't much indication of his personality, he was always around and trying to stick to the winning side); and the enigmatic 'Hugo Falcandus' who writes with unbridled scorn about everyone and everything ever to cross his vitriolic path.

In Topic: The Most Powerful State of the Middle Ages

04 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

Richard Coeur De LIon has his statute near Westminster, but it isn't England the Angevin King went to fight for, it was Rome on behalf of the Pope and Christ :D

Good point.

If we're defining this by the potency of the Roman Catholic church then Sicily needs a mention, considering how many times Roger II and William I of Sicily managed to defy and occasionally overcome the papacy. I could argue for Sicily at length, but I may be somewhat biased. :D

In Topic: Settlement Classifications

30 August 2012 - 05:31 AM

Bear in mind also that some modern English terms don't have medieval analogues. I think the best place to look for definitive terms for specific settlements would be charters, but it's not always clear how something that is, for instance, a town ('villa', as memory serves) in medieval Latin would fit our definitions for settlement sizes today.