Teuta, Queen of Illyria, with Roman ambassadors
Teuta, Queen of Illyria (the present-day Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic), orders some visiting Roman ambassadors to be killed. In the event, one ambassador was killed and another was held captive, which gave rise to the Illyrian Wars.
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GUESCLIN, Bertrand du (1315-1380). French general
"GUESCLIN, Bertrand du (1315-1380). French general supporting Charles V of France. He fought against the English army and supported Henry of Trastamara in his war against Pedro the Cruel. Teaching young people how to fight". 15th century. Chronicle. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Chantilly. Mus饠Cond頨Cond頍useum)." Date:
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British Ballad, The Cruel Sister
THE CRUEL SISTER (The Twa Sisters - The Miller and the King's Daughter) British ballad first known to have appeared on a broadside in 1656. It recounts the tale of a fair haired girl drowned by her jealous elder, dark haired sister in a river. Her body floats ashore and a passing minstrel makes a harp (sometimes a fiddle) from a frame of bone and the girls long yellow hair. The minstrel takes the instrument to the sisters home but when it is played it sings about the murder and the elder sister is revealed as the murderess.
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