Listed in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Okehampton Castle in Devon, England, was built during Norman times and expanded in the 14th century to become the stately home of the Earl of Devon, Hugh de Courtenay.Okehampton Castle remained in the ownership of the Courtenay family until 1538, when Henry de Courtenay entered into a dispute with Henry VIII over the Reformation and was executed in the Tower of London.
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Roster for 321st Bombardment Group - 447th Squadron Officers B-S This page from the roster for the 321st Bombardment Group covers the officers of the 447th Squadron from Robert J. Satterwhite. Note that the flying officers are mixed in with ground based officers such as intelligence or engineering.This document comes from a pamphlet produced by the 321st Bombardment Group after the war, and lists everyone who served with the group and its squadrons from 15 March 1943-15 March 1945, from the commanding officers to the cooks.
Meet Anastasius the Librarian, one of the most fascinating controversialists of the ninth century. He disliked and mistrusted “the Greeks” and argued that they were not Romans as they thought. His arguments have held sway in the west ever since. This week’s guest on Byzantium & Friends is Réka Forrai, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.
An Irish filmmaker is seeking to raise $8000 to produce a medieval rap movie. The Quickener is described as “a fast-paced medieval drama, set during the year the Black Death struck England. It is dotted with battles of wits, moments of epiphany and flashes of otherworldly activity and yes, all the dialogue is spoken in the rhymes and rhythms of rap and performance poetry.