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by Cuchulainn
Wed May 29th, 2013, 2:16 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Retronaut
Replies: 1
Views: 1103


I haven't been here in awhile but here are a few sites I thought some might be interested in (I am fascinated as to what the past and past people actually looked like):



by Cuchulainn
Mon January 23rd, 2012, 1:37 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Horrible Histories
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Horrible Histories

For those of you not already familiar, I thought you might be interested to know about the "Horrible History" series; a very smart and very funny educational program on history. You can check it out on Youtube. Here are links to my three favourite songs: William Wallace, Scottish Rebel: http://www.y...
by Cuchulainn
Wed January 4th, 2012, 5:06 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Which Bruce Trilogy?
Replies: 23
Views: 5345

Nigel Tranter's Bruce Trilogy was excellent - a high point, in my opinion, for Tranter. It was so good I bought more Tranter, but was disappointed because his other books lacked the narrative power of the Bruce Trilogy. I do suspect, however, that, as others have suggested, Bruce may be somewhat rom...
by Cuchulainn
Wed July 20th, 2011, 2:25 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical Faces
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Historical Faces

I am absolutely fascinated and curious about how historical personages actually looked. And without any reasonable basis whatsoever I remain hopeful that, somehow, we will eventually know how a lot more of them did look. What did King Alfred look like? There is a very primitive painting of him on th...
by Cuchulainn
Wed June 15th, 2011, 2:51 am
Forum: India
Topic: China?
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

[quote=""annis""] Shogun is a great novel, but it is set in Japan. I still fondly remember the old Monkey series on TV, quirky and entertaining (a series about a Chinese folk-tale made in Japan- go figure!) I used to watch it with the kids. It's a bit of a cult-classic now :) [/quote] I hope I am no...
by Cuchulainn
Mon June 13th, 2011, 2:02 am
Forum: India
Topic: China?
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Have a look at "Judge Dee" books by Robert Van Gulik - I haven't read them yet but just ordered a bunch because I'm really into historical China. I've got high hopes for them because I understand that they've received recognition for very good historical accuracy. You might take a look at the "Three...
by Cuchulainn
Sat June 4th, 2011, 12:59 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Chap Hop
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Chap Hop

I'm trying to spread the good word -

Thought some users here might appreciate some Chap Hop by Professor Elemental:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ive ... ure=fvwrel

Enjoy! Let me know what you think!
by Cuchulainn
Fri May 20th, 2011, 2:26 am
Forum: Victorian
Topic: Pre-Raphaelites
Replies: 10
Views: 2710

I've always had a particular place in my heart for the Pre-Raphaelites - in no short reason becuase my preference for visual art is actually Pre-Raphael; that is, the art of the line - not of depth or texture - there is something inherently spiritual about the plane becuase it necessarily must sugge...
by Cuchulainn
Sat April 2nd, 2011, 7:46 pm
Forum: Bernard Cornwell
Topic: Stonehenge
Replies: 12
Views: 3605

[quote=""David Ross Erickson""]But when it comes to fiction, I guess I'm more interested in people than stones.[/quote] I thought Cornwell's Stonehenge was a very good book - but Cornwell can do very little wrong in my eyes. One of the better portrayals of the building of Stonehenge is in Rutherfurd...
by Cuchulainn
Fri March 11th, 2011, 2:56 am
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: China - historical fiction - B.C.
Replies: 7
Views: 3316

[quote=""Ash""]I so know that feeling. My first experience traveling on my own was a 6 month stint volunteering on an Israeli kibbutz when I was 17. My first glance at the Wailing Wall did the same thing to me, as did a later view of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Much later, I discovered Miserichords, and w...

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