Tuesday 2 August 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Solar Eclipse 1133

Solar Eclipse Aug 2nd 1133

One of the most celebrated eclipses of medieval times.  The eclipse of August 2nd 1133 was considered as a warning of the misfortunes for Henry I.

It was mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles and included the following. In this year King Henry went overseas at Lammas and the second day as he lay and slept on his ship the day darkened over all the lands. The Sun became as if it were a 3 night old moon and the stars about it were seen at midday. Men were greatly wonder-stricken and were frightened and said that a great thing should come about hereafter. So it did for the same year the king died on the following day after St Andrew’s Mass-day, December 2nd in Normandy. 

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