Mnemonic memory wheels were developed by Raymond Lull in the medieval period and then popularised by Giordano Bruno in the sixteenth century. In this video we explored some Pseudo-Lullian wheels and Martin Faulks spoke about how they would have been used.
On this day in 1502 the first peace treaty between England and Scotland was signed in over 170 years, the Treaty of Perpetual Peace, and in a way it did lead to a peace of some sorts - the unification of the two crowns. Part of the treaty was a marriage agreement between James IV, who was 27 years old, and Margaret Tudor, the 12 year old daughter of Henry VII of England.
A century later it was through her bloodline that the Stuarts succeeded to the English throne, marking the end of the Tudor dynasty and uniting the two countries.
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