Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
After scouring various archives for evidence on the most popular energy drink of early American times, we found this portrait of Paul Revere. Although we can guess his preference (whether regular or diet, unknown), it is still hard to speak in general terms for the original 13. If anyone has further information, please post it below.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
“An Englishman is the unfittest man on earth to argue another Englishman into slavery,” said Edmund Burke in 1775. This being a year of many battles and debates between Englishmen and other colonies, the term “slavery” can be taken in a number of ways. Edmund Burke and General gage seem to have similar viewpoints on the issue of the crisis in New England.
General Burke was a man of power and precaution. His tactics were used only for what he thought would be good for the community as a whole. The battles of Lexington and Concord were solely a misunderstanding between Englishmen and Bostonians; a measure taken to avoid war that was misperceived as a challenge for arms.
The term slavery used in Edmund Burke’s quote could mean a number of things. I like to think that a fair example would be when New Englanders supposedly held Gage’s wife for information. As she was an American married to an Englishman, she was torn between the pride of her homeland, and the love of her husband and new life. Seeming a slave to the one-sided view of either colony, Mrs. Gage could have indeed been an example.
Or perhaps Burke meant slavery in a less literal sense. Gage is appalled that his efforts to create a war free environment were disrupted by such ignorant and power hungry colonists. Those who were once brothers were now complete strangers to one another. Gage, being in charge of the original sending out of the riders for the operation, ultimately is disappointed in the outcome of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The violence he intended to prevent may not have resulted in high numbers of fatalities but his mission to remove arms was also a failure. But never would he surrender to imposing martial law in Boston.
Him and Edmund Burke were in sync with their views. I think that Burke’s observation can indeed explain General Gage’s response to the crisis in New England. No Englishman should mistreat his fellow man.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
|1419||Thomas Montague, Earl of Salisbury, is made Lieutenant-Governor of Normandy.|
|1419||2 January||A delegation from Rouen meets with Henry V. He makes them wait 'till he has finished hearing mass, and then takes them to task for keeping him from his 'rightful heritage'. Negotiations continue.|
|1419||12 January||Henry V and the envoys of Rouen reach an agreement for the surrender of the city. If no help arrived for the defenders by 19 January, the city would surrender at noon, and pay 30,000 francs indemnity. The garrison would march away without it's weapons, and not fight the English for a year.|
|1419||19 January||Rouen formally surrenders to Henry V. Robert de Linet, Vicar-General of Rouen is put in chains for excommunicating Henry from the walls during the siege.|
|1419||20 January||Henry V rides into Rouen, with only a single squire bearing a lance with a fox tip on the end, and gives thanks at Rouen Cathedral.|
|1419||February-March||Henry V spends two months at Rouen, repairing it's defenses and organizing the administration. Meanwhile Mantes, Honfleur, Dieppe, Ivry, La Roche Guyon, and Fecamp surrender to his commanders|
|1419||Summer||The Armagnacs, led by the Dauphin Charles, and the Burgundians, led by Dike Jean de Bourgogne meet at Corbielle. The meeting seems to go well, and a second one is scheduled for September.|
|1419||July||Henry V takes Pontoise, putting him within striking distance of Paris.|
|1419||10 September||On a bridge over the Yonne, at Montereau, Duke Jean de Bourgogne is hacked to pieces while kneeling to pay homage to the Dauphin Charles. The Dauphin may have given the signal for the first blow. The rift between the Burgundians and the Armagnacs becomes complete.|
|1419||19 December||Jean le Bon, Duke of Burgundy, son of the slain Jean sans Peur, formally allies with the English.|
February 26, at 1419, I will be playing THIS mix
Monday, February 21, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
- A Description of a Puritane,
out of this part of the Letany,
From Blindnesse of Heart, Pride, Vaine glory, &c.
Though Puritanes the Letany deride,
Yet out of it they best be descride:
They are blind-hearted, Proud, Vaine-glorious,
Deepe Hypocrites, Hatefull and Enuious,
Malitious, in a full high excesse,
And full of all Vncharitableness.
A Prayer hereupon.
Since all tart Puritanes are furnisht thus,
From such false Knaues (Good Lord deliver vs.)
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
1607 Jamestown was founded.