LINTON Chronicles This Day in History
LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VIII, Issue 2, Summer © 2013, ISSN 1941-3521
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Terry Louis Linton © 2011-2013
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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VI, Issue 2, Summer © 2011, ISSN 1941-3521
updated September 14, 2013
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This year, 2011 is the 945th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, which occurred on October 14, 1066. The battle took place during the Norman conquest of England between the Norman-French army of Duke William (1027-1087) II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold (1022-1066) de Godwinson II.
The battle was fought at Senlac Hill, approximately 61 miles northwest of village of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle East Sussex, County Sussex. The battle of Hastings was a decisive Norman victory.
King Harold (1022-1066) II was killed in the battle, legend has it that he was shot through the eye with an arrow by Lord Gualter de SÉMERVILLE (1030-1097) Ethnarch of Caen, de Sémerville In Nord, Normandy, France. Gualter or "Walter" was the 28th great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) King Harold II became the last English king to die in battle on English soil until Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field. The battle Hasting marked the last time a foreign invasion of the British Isles had been successful. Although there was further English resistance, this battle is seen as the point at which William the Conquer gained control of England, becoming its first Norman ruler as King William (1027-1087) I.*
Above oil painting of the Battle of Hasting........................Below oil painting by John Collier of Lady Godiva
LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VI, Issue 1, Summer © 2011, ISSN 1941-3521
This is the 333rd anniversary of the Lady Godiva procession, a commemoration of the legendary ride that was first held on Market Day on May 31, 1678, as part of the Coventry fair. Lady Godiva (1004-1080), was the 30th great-grandmother of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) Lady Godiva is part of our RADCLIFFE Family Tree Branch. LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Facebook © May 31, 2011.
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December 18, 1771, this is the 242nd Anniversary of Adjutant General Henry STONESTREET (1752-1812) of Baltersea Plantation, Charles County, Maryland, dinning at Mount Vernon Plantation with Martha and General George Washington. Henry and his sister Mary STONESTREET (1738-1805) and her husband Humphrey PEAKE (1732-1785) of Willow Springs Plantation, Gum Springs, Fairfax County, Virginia. were guests of at dinner at Mount Vernon, according to the December 18, 1771, entry in Washington's diary. Henry was the 7th cousin five times removed of Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) and the 3rd great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987). George WASHINGTON (1731/32-1799) was the 6th cousin five times removed of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987).