Magical History Tour

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Although the book seems interesting, I couldn’t stomach reading it. :crying_cat_face:

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I was briefly taught radical and socialist history by Hilda Kean but I couldn’t complete the course as I started getting the first signs of CFS.

Her blog is here

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As with so many other examples of women in history, the role of the medieval widow has been overlooked. Even scholars of the Middle Ages have often assumed that unless a building or monument is distinctively “feminine,” it would have been commissioned by a man. But when we start to dig into these widows’ lives, it’s striking how much our public monuments and buildings owe to the patronage and creativity of medieval widows.

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Almost on this date, in 1852:

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Hudson? Did they forget about Hudson? Maybe they were too mainstream in their day.

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As a kid, I worked part-time for an old surveyor (in his 80s at the time) and I got to ride in his ancient Hudson Hornet.

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Story of the usual sorts of moral scolds who didn’t like the idea of people entertaining themselves in unapproved ways and we-must-protect-people-from-themselves patern/matern alism, but at least someone had a practical sense of humor about it:

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Well, if bear baiting and cockfighting are people entertaining themselves. I see the article mentions the good but grim movie about the craze, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? .

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You might be interested in the Story section of the U.S. equivalent:

tl;dr: having an Enigma machine and code book made all the difference, but it required tough choices so that it wouldn’t be obvious too soon.

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