Welcome, Time Travelers, to 1354.
You’ve arrived in the year of my novella, Her Wounded Heart, which appears in the Bluestocking Belles’ box set Never too Late about a solitary widow, a landless knight, and a crumbling manor.
- Early in the year – Ibn Battuta returns from his travels at the command of Abu Inan Faris, sultan of Morocco, who appoints a scribe to write an account of the adventures.
- February 12 – The Treaty of Stralsund settles border disputes between the duchies of Mecklenburg and Pomerania.
- October 8 – Cola di Rienzo, self-proclaimed “tribune” of Rome, is killed by an angry mob.
- December 10 – The reign of John VI Kantakouzenos as Byzantine Emperor is ended, after John V Palaiologos retakes Constantinople and is restored as sole emperor.