Archers of Ravenwood / Timeline
Events in History
Leaders of Europe prior to 1422:
[England] King Henry V
[France] King Charles VI
[Scotland] James I
[The Church]Pope Martin V
[England]King Henry V died of dysentery. His brother, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, will look after his young son Henry VI.
[France]King Charles VI died. His son was disinherited by the Treaty of Troyes in 1420, making Henry VI the rightful heir to the King of France.
English defeat the French at Cravant
[Scotland] James I is freed from English prison
The English defeat the French at Verneuil
Oct – The Duke of Bedford leading an English army surround the French town of Orleans and the seige begins.
Feb – [France]Joan of Arc visits Charles VII and is granted an audience
Apr – Charles gives Joan a small army and she sets of to free Orleans from the English.
Apr 29 – Joan reached Orleans and managed to enter the town. There she raised the morale of the citizens trapped by the English siege.
May 8 – The English moved out of Orleans, the seige is lifted.
Jun 18 – The Battle of Patay. The French defeat the English.
Jul 17 – [France]Charles VII is crowned in the Cathedral at Rheims and becomes King of France.
Nov 6 – [England] Henry VI crowned as King of England at Westminster Abbey
Joan of Arc is captured and sold to the English.
Mad Marjorie cast iron gun developed
Joan of Arc is tried and burned at the stake.
[The Church]Pope Eugene IV
Dec – [England]Henry VI Crowned King of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Paris.
Sigismund becomes Holy Roman Emperor and adopts symbol of the double eagle
Portugal imports its first African slaves
Vladislav III becomes King of Poland
Cosimo de’ Medici rules Florence
[The Church]Pope Eugene IV flees to Florence
Florence Cathedral completed
[England]Richard, Duke of York, is appointed lieutenant-general in France.
English troops leave Paris
Scottish victory over English forces near Berwick
Emperor Sigismund becomes ruler of Bohemia
Mar 25 [Scotland] James II becomes King of the Scots after the death of his father James I.
Hapsburgs begin to rule the Holy Roman Empire
begining of nine year truce between England and Scotland
Council of Florence tries to unite Eastern Orthodox and Western Catholic churches
[England]Henry VI founds the Eton School.
Battle of Varna: Turks kill Vladislav III (Poland and Hungary)
Africa’s Cape of Good Hope is rounded by the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeo Dias.
[France] Charles VII creates his country’s first permanent army.
[England] Henry VI Marries Margaret d’Anjou
[Ireland] Blarney Castle is completed.
Fearing for his life, Vlad Dracul, prince of Walachia, leaves for Moldavia and Transylvania under threat of invasion by the Ottoman Turks.
Gutenberg demonstrates movable type printing, later hailed as the greatest innovation of the second millenium
[England] After an ill fated rebellion in London, the leader, Jack Cade, was drawn and quartered, and his head was displayed on a pole on London Bridge
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The Archers of Ravenwood portray independent English Military Company known as a free-company in the year 1450. This is not to be confused with the term mercenary...