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  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 675
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PostForum: British History   Posted: 1:59 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Further musings on the Ora Maritima by Avienus who purportedly wrote it in the 4th century A.D. making use of 'archaic documents'

Ora Maritima ("The Sea Coast") was a poem written by Avi ...
  Topic: The Sweet Track
Hatty

Replies: 334
Views: 84541

PostForum: Megalithic   Posted: 11:59 am   Subject: The Sweet Track
Wimpy or Little Chef?
It's encouraging to read these sites are thought to have been service stations rather than the usual 'for ritual purposes' or defensive 'forts' as is said of similar staging pos ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 675
Views: 60888

PostForum: British History   Posted: 11:45 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Most blokes with a library, if they aren't from a royal or noble family, donate or bequeath their books to someone important such as a patron, or a monastery or university, to wind up in a national mu ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Hatty

Replies: 1868
Views: 129823

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:54 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Talking of Qatar, how will the airspace blockade imposed by its neighbours (Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt) affect the 2022 World Cup, assuming it goes ahead? Perhaps Qatar can come to an arrangement with ...
  Topic: Recent Archaeological Discoveries
Hatty

Replies: 74
Views: 18282

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:23 pm   Subject: Recent Archaeological Discoveries
Only 2 pieces of archaeological evidence confirm Agricola existed- a lead pipe from Chester, inscribed "This lead pipe was made when Vespasian and Titus were Consuls … and when Gnaeus Julius Ag ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 675
Views: 60888

PostForum: British History   Posted: 9:19 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
At some stage St Ælfheah Archbishop of Canterbury became St Alphege, possibly a Frenchification. At any rate he appears in the canon quite late, several hundred years after reportedly dying in 1012. ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 675
Views: 60888

PostForum: British History   Posted: 7:47 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Thomas Becket's personal book of psalms 'found in Cambridge library'

Historian claims the Psalter is ‘undoubtedly’ the property of martyred saint, and that he may have been holding it when he ...
  Topic: COIN
Hatty

Replies: 635
Views: 69069

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:21 am   Subject: COIN
The Jacobs Crackers? thread is memorable, I agree. My memory is it doesn't say Cities First full stop, but that cities have to have existed before agriculture /farming. That citizens' needs lead to d ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 675
Views: 60888

PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:08 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Likewise Albion which is apparently of Ancient Greek lineage

Albion was an ancient name for Britain recorded by Pliny but already probably obsolete in the later Roman period, though later revived ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 675
Views: 60888

PostForum: British History   Posted: 7:50 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Imagine then my joy when reading Pepys Letters to discover that the western half of the Solent is called Elen's Road. Elen is the Ancient British God-of-Roads
It is always assumed that Elen is 'from ...
  Topic: The Flu
Hatty

Replies: 490
Views: 48556

PostForum: Health   Posted: 8:33 am   Subject: The Flu
The most spectacular symptom of that new virus was the fainting. People suddenly just falling over unconscious as they went about their day.

And yet.

And yet, when this virus reached the West, ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

Replies: 2184
Views: 231764

PostForum: British History   Posted: 7:57 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
This fashion for portrait painting has thrown up a strange case. The Fugger's accountant, Matthäus Schwarz, had apparently ample time and means and commissioned 137 self-portraits over forty years, a ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Hatty

Replies: 1868
Views: 129823

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 10:27 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
It's not 'clear daylight' between the defender and striker, is it. A knee, I ask you.
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

Replies: 2184
Views: 231764

PostForum: British History   Posted: 11:47 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Laroon the Younger (1679 - 1772) doesn't get a solo page entry in the Dictionary of National Biography but is paired with Laroon père (above). Somewhat confusingly, the French father of Marcellus Lar ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Hatty

Replies: 1868
Views: 129823

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:39 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
She's never put a foot wrong, that one.
 
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