1487 The duel between Johann von Waldburg-Sonnenberg and Antonio Maria d’ Aragonia di San Severino

In the parish church (the former abbey church) St. Katharina, in Wolfegg in Bavaria (Germany) is a ceiling fresco in the  main aisle made by Franz Joseph Spiegler in 1735 and finished by his student Franz Anton Erler. It shows a duel which happy ending for the the young Johann von Waldburg-Sonnenberg (later senechal - Truchsess) led to the … Continue reading 1487 The duel between Johann von Waldburg-Sonnenberg and Antonio Maria d’ Aragonia di San Severino

1438 The combats of Sir John Astley of Nailstone, Leicestershire

Young Francis L'Estrange Astley was born on 27 February 1810 and since the death of his father, Sir Jacob Henry Astley, 5th Baronet Astley, in April 1817 the possessor of the Melton Constable Hall, Norfolk, England. A place that according to latest news fell into dereliction, and is according the English Heritage at Risk Register in poor … Continue reading 1438 The combats of Sir John Astley of Nailstone, Leicestershire

1428 The earthquake and the duel in the Codex 5278

In the beginning of the Codex 5278, currently resting in the Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, there is a note of an historical event: an earthquake. This earthquake is dated to the 12th December 1428. 12r Anno domini M°CCCC vicesimo octauo dominica antte lucie do vaht Iu[n]chher Hainrich von Ramstein myt den spanyol, der sich na[m]pt her Iohan … Continue reading 1428 The earthquake and the duel in the Codex 5278

1432 A judicial duel with the big “Talhoffer” shields at Konstanz

Es was ain schwanger frow geseßen zum Paradis, die gelust zue zu sehen, und was ir in sunderhait verboten. Die ging haimlich uf das Geltinger tor und lueget zue, also groß was ir begird und anfechtung. Da die genas, gebar si ain kindle, das hett nur ainen arm. In 1432 the Paradies (paradise) is a … Continue reading 1432 A judicial duel with the big “Talhoffer” shields at Konstanz