"The indians called it maize - but we corrected them. With our fire-sticks."
Less magical once the illusion is explained…
Although the book seems interesting, I couldn’t stomach reading it.
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
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.
Almost on this date, in 1852:
Hudson? Did they forget about Hudson? Maybe they were too mainstream in their day.
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.
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:
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? .