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User:Adam Bishop

I am from London, Ontario, Canada, although I was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario. I have recently graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in history. I also play guitar and watch entirely too much Star Trek, The Simpsons, and Seinfeld. I'm not much of a sports fan, but I like the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs. I don't read much fiction (dictionaries and encyclopedias are far more interesting), but I believe I can count myself among the J. R. R. Tolkien geeks. I can speak a little French, but not fluently, and I also know a little bit of German, Esperanto, and Latin (but not anywhere near as much as French).

I think I first came across this place through Quizbowl, and my first contribution was the Alexius IV article in January, 2003, although I didn't have a user name at that point. In June, 2003, I started contributing more regularly.

I work in the library at the London Free Press newspaper. When I'm not busy there (which is often), I just read the books we have, or I surf around the Wikipedia site. I haven't taken the Wikipediholic test, but I bet that would count for some points.

I have a webpage, but mostly just for guitar stuff:


Although it's not "my" webpage exactly, there is also the UWO Quiz Bowl webpage:


It is a crushing blow to my ego that I can't claim credit articles here, but it's also good that people can correct and improve on what I write. I usually contribute to historical stuff - my interests are mainly medieval history, especially medieval England, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusades. I am also interested in pre-Confederation Canada), ancient history, and linguistics. I sometimes contribute to some popular culture stuff too. So, here are the articles I have worked on (aside from very small edits) or created; ones I created are bolded.

Table of contents

Ancienty History

pankration - Battle of Salamis - Herennius Etruscus - Hostilian - Trebonianus Gallus - Florianus

Byzantine Empire

List of Byzantine Emperors - Valens - Arcadius - Leo II - Tiberius II Constantine - Constantine III of Byzantium - Heraclonas - Constans II - Constantine IV - Leontius II - Tiberius III - Theodosius III - Constantine V - Leo IV Chozar - Constantine VI - Leo VI - Alexander III of Byzantium - Constantine VII - Basil II - Constantine IX - Constantine X - Romanus IV - Alexius IV - Andronicus IV - Nika riots - Greek fire - Varangian - George Maniaces - Battle of Myriokephalon - Fall of Constantinople


Council of Clermont - Adhemar of Le Puy - First Crusade - Crusader States - County of Edessa - Principality of Antioch - Kingdom of Jerusalem - County of Edessa - Baldwin II of Jerusalem - Battle of Ager Sanguinis - Zengi - Second Crusade - Nur ad-Din - Saladin - Battle of Hattin - Third Crusade - Kingdom of Cyprus - Conrad of Montferrat - Battle of Arsuf - Fourth Crusade - Boniface of Montferrat - Geoffroi de Villehardouin - Yolande - Yolanda - Catherine Cornaro

Medieval History

List of battles 601-1400 - Battle of Nechtansmere - Columba - Ethelred II of England - Aelgifu of Northampton - Prester John

Other History

Thales - Pankration - Germanic peoples - York Minster - Jarrow - Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Schmalkaldic League - Philip II of Spain - Battle of Lepanto (1571) - St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre - James Cook - Tolpuddle Martyrs - Ned Kelly - Albert Speer - List of assassinated persons - List of incumbents - List of national capitals - List of people associated with World War I -

Canadian History

History of Canada - Beothuks - seigneurial system - Voyageur - Canadian Martyrs - Jean de Brébeuf - Joseph Brant - Constitutional Act of 1791 - War of 1812 - Battle of Queenston Heights - Laura Secord - Battle of Lake Erie - Battle of the Thames - Battle of Chrysler's Farm - Battle of Lundy's Lane - Battle of York - Upper Canada Rebellion - William Lyon Mackenzie - Canadian Confederation - Georges-Etienne Cartier - George Brown - Oliver Mowat - Red River Rebellion - Louis Riel - Henri Bourassa - Billy Bishop (no relation :)) - John McCrae - Canadian National Railway - Jean Chrétien

Other Canadiana

Canadian Tire - Craigellachie, British Columbia - Elvis Stojko - Group of Seven (artists) - Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump - List of Canadians - London, Ontario - Richmond Hill, Ontario - Thames River - University of Western Ontario - Wilfrid Laurier University - York Municipality, Ontario


False friend - Latin names of European cities - We - List of country name etymologies


Noah's Ark - List of airports - Tablature - The North

Popular Culture

Al Franken - Elaine Benes - James T. Kirk - Willard Decker - Nancy Pimental - Barliman Butterbur - Comic Book Guy (The Simpsons) - Herman (The Simpsons) - The Funniest Joke in the World - Dave Stieb - Doug Gilmour - Hayley Wickenheiser - Roger Neilson - Hume Cronyn - Guy Lombardo - For Better or For Worse - Sloan - Peppermint EP - Smeared - Twice Removed - One Chord to Another - Navy Blues - 4 Nights at the Palais Royale - Between the Bridges - Pretty Together - The Tragically Hip - The Tragically Hip EP - Up to Here - Road Apples - Fully Completely - Day for Night - Trouble at the Henhouse - Live Between Us - Phantom Power - Music At Work - In Violet Light

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