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what time period would you like to "spy" on?

Post by xiaotien » Sun October 5th, 2008, 12:35 am

if you could go back in time to be
an observer in the sidelines, when and
where would it be?

i'm a huge tudor fan--and my love
is for elizabeth I as well as her mother
anne boleyn. i would love to be a fly on
the wall in anne's bedchambers with henry
(not for sordid details--but to see how
their relationship / dynamics were)
and of course, in elizabeth's court as well
as in her private chambers. when does she
let down her guard? who sees the person
behind the queen?

altho i've studied much less on it,
i'd be intrigued to go into china's palace
and harems as well.

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Sun October 5th, 2008, 12:44 am

Surprise--I'd like to spy on Francois I's court in France! But I'd also like to visit Michelangelo's studio, colonial Williamsburg when it was a functioning town, and New York City in the 1890's.
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Post by donroc » Sun October 5th, 2008, 1:05 am

There are so many.

I guess I would begin with Rome at the time of its Pax Romana.

Ideally, if I could trace my DNA, I would like to see how my ancestors were doing from the start through the centuries.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun October 5th, 2008, 1:28 am

The Tudors.

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Post by Ash » Sun October 5th, 2008, 3:01 am

Does just spying mean I'd still have all my 21st century creature comforts?

-Israel in the time of the first Temple

-In the Constantinope at the height of the Byzantium empire

-The height of the Mayan, Aztec or Inca empires

-not a time period but a person: Eleanor of Aquitane.

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Post by xiaotien » Sun October 5th, 2008, 3:04 am

ash, i'm thinking we'd be ghost like
observers. no need to worry about strange
foods and bad plumbing, etc. haha!

donroc, i like the idea of spying on ancestors.
i really would love to write a book based
on my maternal grandparents and the chaotic
times they lived through in china pre world war 2.
but i wonder if it'd hit way too close to home?

the others, i'm observing for entertainment
in a way. the latter, that's blood ties.

not sure...
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Post by Telynor » Sun October 5th, 2008, 3:08 am

Oh, I'd probably want to take a look at everything -- from Tsarist Russia, Ancient Egypt and Rome, all of English and French history, and well, as much as I could of everything I could.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun October 5th, 2008, 3:12 am

[quote=""Telynor""]Oh, I'd probably want to take a look at everything -- from Tsarist Russia, Ancient Egypt and Rome, all of English and French history, and well, as much as I could of everything I could.[/quote]

Oh me too, me too!

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Post by chuck » Sun October 5th, 2008, 4:12 am

Great Idea...For me Historic mysteries....Be there to see what really happened at the Alamo....Battle of the Little Big Horn....Roanoke.....founding of Jamestown and the Plimoth Plantation....Choosing and picking the times to observe the Crusades....the Battle of the Teutenberg forest....battle of Hastings......Where is Attila buried and his treasure...Find the true Arthur....Hang around the times of the Anglo/Saxon kingdoms....Check out the courts of Charlemagne, Alfred the Great,.....Ship out with the Vikings...Explore the New World with John Cabot......I could go on and on....

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun October 5th, 2008, 4:22 am

See who actually built the pyrmids, see who Jack the Ripper really was, what happened to Amelia Earhart, who killed the Black Dahlia, what happened to the Princes in the Tower. I could go on and on too.

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