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by Rowan
Mon May 22nd, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: History in the News
Topic: Da Vinci's Mystery Mother Revealed
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Da Vinci's Mystery Mother Revealed

The identity of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother has always been a mystery. Art historians have struggled to find information about the woman whose illegitimate son became the artistic genius who painted Mona Lisa. With only a possible first name – Caterina – there has been speculation that she was a pea...
by Rowan
Wed May 10th, 2017, 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting and Dialect
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Setting and Dialect

How so?
by Rowan
Wed May 10th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting and Dialect
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Setting and Dialect

You know, I don't mind dialogue written in dialect - if the author uses the correct dialect for the setting of his/her story. Nor do I think dialect-style words work in the narration part of any story. I'm trying to figure out, then, why the author if this particular book I'm reading has Scandinavia...
by Rowan
Wed April 26th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Churchill [2017]
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Churchill [2017]

A movie that follows Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the 24 hours before D-Day.

https://youtu.be/_jsWvJWKndo
by Rowan
Wed April 26th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: History in the News
Topic: Monarchs Whose Fate Was Determined by a Sibling
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Monarchs Whose Fate Was Determined by a Sibling

This isn't news, per se, but something interesting to think about. I know about George VI because of his brother's famous (infamous??) abdication and Richard the Lion Heart and Henry VIII because he famously married his deceased brother's wife, but I've never thought of the others. The list is longe...
by Rowan
Mon March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name M-Q
Topic: The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch

I didn't get that from any of the books that I've read thus far, but perhaps you know more about how they sounded in this part of the world at that time. Or maybe in the first book, the translator was told to (or did it on his own) add a bit of "pizzazz" to the story so it would sell. I don't know. ...
by Rowan
Wed March 15th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name M-Q
Topic: The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch
Replies: 2
Views: 627

The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch

After my re-read of this book, I found that I hadn't put a review here on the forum, so here it is: This third in the Hangman's Daughter series takes the main characters - Jakob, Magdalena and Simon - out of Schongau and into the world of a much larger city. The hangman, Jakob Kuisl, travels from th...
by Rowan
Thu March 9th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Medical Historians
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Medical Historians

Does anyone know of an medical historians or is anyone here a medical historian? I'm trying to find out exactly what ulcerous carcinoma is, but search engines are redirecting me to ulcerative colitis. Is that the same thing?
by Rowan
Mon February 20th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: How should we discuss history?
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: How should we discuss history?

This is how I see "assigning 21st century values/morals, etc." to a historical event: I was reading an article in BBC History Magazine this morning about the different ways in which William of Orange and his rule of Great Britain was viewed by different people, depending on where you live. Upon the ...
by Rowan
Tue February 14th, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: How should we discuss history?
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: How should we discuss history?

"But it is hard to discuss history with people who are in a personal space where they will not (or maybe DARE not) let themselves consider other points of view than those held by their pack."

This must be what is going on.

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