The Holy Grail
33 – Last Supper. Jesus shares a cup of wine with the Apostles saying “This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”
33 – Crucifixion. Joseph of Arimathea collects the blood of the crucified Jesus in a cup.
40 – Joseph of Arimathea arrives in Britain with the Holy Grail, building the ‘Lady Chapel’ at Glastonbury, England.
62 – Simon/Peter brings the cup of the Last Supper to Rome.
67 – Execution of Simon/Peter in Rome.
70 – Roman army under Titus destroy the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
258 – Cup of the Last Supper (Holy Grail) sent to Huesca, Spain by St Lawrence.
485 – King Arthur fights against the Angles.
493 – Battle of Badon: King Arthur triumphs over the Angles and Saxons.
519 – Battle of Camlann: Death of King Arthur.
717 – Earliest reference to the Holy Grail, by the Breton hermit Helinandus.
924 – Foundation of San Juan de la Pena monastery in Spain.
1076 – The Grail cup comes to San Juan de la Pena.
1099 – First Crusaders conquer Jerusalem.
1100 – King Arthur named King of the Britons in the Chronicle of Mont-Saint-Michel.
1119 – Knights Templar established in Jerusalem.
1130 – The Modena archivolt decorated with an Arthurian scene.
1139 – Geoffrey of Monmouth completes ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’, putting the King Arthur tradition into writing for the first time.
1148 – Completion of the ‘Grail Bearer’ fresco at San Climente, Tahull.
1150 – Dietrich of Flanders brings the ‘blood of Jesus’ to Bruges, Belgium.
1159 – The seal of a Portuguese title deed to the Templars refers to the Grail with the words ‘Por tuo Gral’.
1165 – King Arthur is shown in the floor mosaic of Otranto cathedral.
1175 – Cretien de Troyes writes the ‘Arthurian Romances’ including ‘Perceval’.
1190 – Glastonbury monks unearth the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.
1191 – Robert de Boron starts writing ‘Roman de l’Estoire dou Graal