Category Archives: History

Juxtaposin’: Iconoclasm

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: You, therefore, have not ordered the temples to be shut up, nor forbidden any to frequent them: nor have you driven from the temples or the altars, fire or frankincense, or other honours of incense. But … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: The Civil War

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Juxtaposin’: The King Threatens?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In June 1170, Roger de Pont L’Évêque, the archbishop of York, along with Gilbert Foliot, the Bishop of London, and Josceline de Bohon, the Bishop of Salisbury, crowned the heir apparent, Henry the Young King, at York. This … Continue reading

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Ideology, Myth and Reason

Sir Barken Hyena writes: In the 18th century a revolution came to the world. Reason had proved itself the last word in truth for the physical, and the decadent aristocracy left an opening for sweeping change in society. For a thousand years Church … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: At provincial assize courts in the Elizabethan-Jacobean period (1558-1625) the average duration of a trial, including time for jury deliberations, has been reckoned at between fifteen and twenty minutes. These were cases of felony, which still in Elizabethan … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: More here.

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Our Favorite Things in 2016

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aging crank that I am, like the others in this group I gave up following whatever’s current a long time ago. Why bother when 90% will be forgotten in a few years anyway? So, as my selections show, … Continue reading

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