March is Women’s History Month and all month long, Natural Zero is looking at great women in history, women who have shaped history in one way or another. 551 more words
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It’s fairly well known that I’ve been working on my genealogy, and that I’ve had a few lucky breaks along the way. Of course, genealogy is a tricky thing, especially once you’ve gone back past, say, 1700 or so, and some of the breaks you think you’ve found cannot be fully proven. 1,403 more words
"War was their vocation and power their obsession, but in the course of pursuing it they managed to reinvent government."
My most vivid memory of Richard I is from a Robin Hood cartoon I used to watch as a child. Richard was a bluff, muscular, bearded, big-chested bear of a man who always rode in at the nick of time, just when his whiny, pasty-faced, skinny brother John was about to commit some new travesty. 2,078 more words