It's Christmas Day, and my thoughts turn historical. But probably not in the way you'd think. Because it's a big and important celebration day in the Christian world, it was once also used to mark extra-special events in Christendom.
For instance... A long time ago, a historically important king was crowned on Christmas day, and today's challenge is about him and events connected with him. (But as you'll see when you search, several kings were crowned on Christmas!)
|No, this image won't help you answer the question.|
I've modified it to be evocative, but not useful.
Not only was this particular king heavily influential in the history of the kingdom, he also commissioned what was, for his time, a big data analysis of his country. No other Christmas-crowned king seems to have done this.)
Since today's a holiday, this is more of a fun challenge than a difficult one. You should be able to do this in just a couple of minutes. (Then you may return to your goose or cup of egg nog...)
Can you find out:
(1) Which king was crowned on Christmas? (Big hint: He didn't speak the language of his kingdom!)
(2) What is that big-data analysis summary called?
(3) What did the church look like on coronation day? (Can you find a contemporary picture of the way it looked on (or about) coronation day?)
And for extra credit...
(4) when will the bells be rung at his coronation site today?
Search on! (But don't spend more than 10 minutes on this! You have other things to do!)