Here she is, in her semi-finished state, my dissertation. You can’t read it and the pages aren’t all fully visible but its all there. When I am done I wont be able to fit it on the screen like this.
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I love it when historians are blunt about their views. #history #charlesI #englishhistory #britishhistory #scottishhistory #funny #moron #revision #student #studentliving #book
Out of interest one has begun exploring the ‘British people’ tag and one is both confused and marginally enraged.
british people are so fucking cute
they called christmas lights ‘fairy lights’
they called sweaters ‘jumpers’
sneakers are ‘trainers’
they say ‘you alright/you ok’ instead of ‘how are you’
fuck off you condescending twat
Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.
cloudy with a chance of witch burning
your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.
I think that this is a really bad representation of what the ‘dark ages’ were all about and their reality.
Dark ages are only really labeled as such in Europe because of the European Renaissance thinkers who thought that they were moving into the a new brighter world of innovation and creation.
The reality was that the dark ages were fillled with just as much art, culture, learning, and architectural developments as the Renaissance which followed it.
As for the witch hunts/burnings, well they didn’t really occur until after the Protestant Reformation in the fifteenth century. The old Roman Catholic church by its very nature was far more accepting of the concept of witchcraft and magic which were both bound (generally) to the power of God. This was because of the mysticism which surrpunded the Holy Trinity and the Eucharist.
European society was also far more willing to accept magic as an explanation to phenomenon which they could not explain.
So lets brighten up the dark ages.