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  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

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PostForum: British History   Posted: 9:29 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Anyway a strange tidbit turned up when I discovered that Alfred had not actually founded our oldest university. The University of Oxford for hundreds of years had deliberately perpertrated the King Al ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

Replies: 2432
Views: 395487

PostForum: British History   Posted: 4:56 pm   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
The journals of Simonds d'Ewes were first published by his nephew, Paul Bowes, in 1682, more than thirty years after his death. Bowes seemed to follow a similar career trajectory to his uncle. He was, ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

Replies: 2432
Views: 395487

PostForum: British History   Posted: 3:50 pm   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
One can see why historians might have misgivings. Information about D'Ewes is patchy, at times contradictory, most if not all presumably culled from his diaries/ Journals /Autobiography. It seems the ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

Replies: 2432
Views: 395487

PostForum: British History   Posted: 3:01 pm   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Historians studying the seventeenth-century set great store by Sir Simonds d'Ewes, a politician, antiquary and prolific diarist (1602 - 1650). According to Wiki

His chief scholarly legacy is the c ...
  Topic: War on Terrorism
Hatty

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PostForum: Politics   Posted: 1:29 pm   Subject: War on Terrorism
Nazanin was correct: they should have acknowledged the debt would have to paid one day so why not straightaway.
There may have been a degree of American influence on the Foreign Office's shilly-shall ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 737
Views: 125149

PostForum: British History   Posted: 11:11 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
'Yetholm-style' bronze shields have surfaced on Twitter

The remarkable Late Bronze Age (1200-900BC) Rhos Rydd shield was pulled from a bog nr #Aberystwyth in the C19th & is now on display in t ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Hatty

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 9:51 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Valieva's explanation was she ingested her grandfather's angina medication by mistake. Possibly from a trace element lying around, not from the box of pills itself

Kamila Valieva’s legal team ha ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty

Replies: 737
Views: 125149

PostForum: British History   Posted: 12:49 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
A photo of the 'oldest carpet in the world' was posted on Twitter this morning. It's not clear how or if it has been scientifically dated but the rug is 'thought to be' two thousand+ years old. Wiki s ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

Replies: 2432
Views: 395487

PostForum: British History   Posted: 11:34 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
The Book of Margery Kempe. The part where Margery (the first woman to write her autobiography in English) goes to meet Julian of Norwich (the first woman to write any sort of book in English). Margery ...
  Topic: Legend
Hatty

Replies: 251
Views: 46590

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:28 am   Subject: Legend
Have archaeologists uncovered human remains of barbarians near the wall? They used to believe that Maiden's Castle in Dorset was a killing zone, mainly because Mortimer Wheeler said so, until it becam ...
  Topic: Legend
Hatty

Replies: 251
Views: 46590

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 3:30 pm   Subject: Legend
Hadrian's Wall came up in Digging for Britain (BBC2). I wasn't really paying attention but woke up when someone mentioned that the earliest reference to Hadrian's Wall was in a biography of Hadrian, w ...
  Topic: AE on Telly News
Hatty

Replies: 1478
Views: 221527

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:36 pm   Subject: AE on Telly News
It's turning into the Coen Brothers, Aussie-style.
  Topic: Diffusionism
Hatty

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Pre-History   Posted: 9:36 am   Subject: Diffusionism
The conclusions reached are based on a relatively small number of samples. Where the samples were found isn't clear, perhaps it was Kent

Analyzing DNA from 793 individuals, the investigators disco ...
  Topic: Diffusionism
Hatty

Replies: 9
Views: 3745

PostForum: Pre-History   Posted: 8:57 am   Subject: Diffusionism
According to Nature, this 'large-scale migration wave from eastern France' originated from the steppes, as usual with 'hordes'

By analyzing the degraded DNA from the remains of 400 ancient Europea ...
  Topic: AE on Telly News
Hatty

Replies: 1478
Views: 221527

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 2:30 pm   Subject: AE on Telly News
Vienna Blood (BBC2) embarked on Series 2 last week and a rather dull affair I thought, but a somewhat unreliable source insisted the second episode was worth watching. It did liven up considerably, br ...
 
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