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By: BaltimoreBrian , 2:26 AM GMT on March 03, 2017

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History sources I use.

Old English Wordhord (Old English word of the day)

Damian Kempf, University of Liverpool, posts many bizarre medieval images with sardonic commentary and captions.

Dr. Caitlin Green, historian.

Discarding Images, another twitter with many interesting medieval images.

Michael Beschloss, American historian and the source of most of my American History images.

Dr. Susan Oosthuizen posts a lot of historic artifacts--also links to history articles I don't usually link.

Clerk of Oxford Eleanor Parker posts mostly about medieval texts--sermons, songs and poems.

Dr. Sophie Hay, Roman historian

Carole Madge, Roman Historian

Public Domain Review, historical oddities

British Library (medieval), a source of historical items.

Irish Archaeology


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1293. BaltimoreBrian
12:58 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
St. Francis points to Death, by Giotto, (1266 - 1337 AD)

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1292. BaltimoreBrian
12:56 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Brexit - from the The Maastricht book of Hours, 1300 - 1325 AD.

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1291. BaltimoreBrian
12:53 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Initial 'B', Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, Cîteaux, 12th century AD.

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1290. BaltimoreBrian
12:51 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Bizarre creature in Ælfric's Grammar, from 11th century AD (before 1066 AD)

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1289. BaltimoreBrian
12:49 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Beautiful script in the Lutrell Psalter, from 1325 - 1335 AD.

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1288. BaltimoreBrian
12:48 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Anglo-Saxon emojis in the Goda Gospels, c. 1040 - 1055 AD.

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1287. BaltimoreBrian
12:43 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
How a Wild West Showman Brought Man-Lifting Kites to the British Army: In the early 20th century, military daredevils soared high.



The 4th Training Regiment of Royal Engineers displaying "Cody Kites", 1905.

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1286. BaltimoreBrian
12:37 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Koskimo (Native American tribe of the Pacific Northwest) man in ceremonial dress and mask of Hami "dangerous thing", photographed by Edward Curtis in 1914.



More Koskimo costumes:

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1285. BaltimoreBrian
12:34 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Griffin from Amesbury Abbey, in Wiltshire, England. Construction of the abbey began 979 AD.

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1284. BaltimoreBrian
12:32 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
The spring at Blick Mead (near Stonhenge): a holy place to people from the Mesolithic to the Reformation.

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1283. BaltimoreBrian
12:30 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
The Beatles stayed in this Amesbury hotel (upper bay window) while filming Help! The rooms are apparently unchanged since 1965.

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1282. BaltimoreBrian
12:28 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
A coin of the Roman emperor Galba, minted in Rome late 68 - early 69 AD. We know this because he only reigned 7 months, as part of the first year of four emperors. The second year of four emperors was in 192 - 193 AD. Despite being the oldest person to become Roman emperor - aged 70, Galba died violently. He was stabbed by so many swords (wielded by members of the Praetorian Guard) that witnesses said he looked like a giant pincushion.

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1281. BaltimoreBrian
12:21 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Bust of a woman's head recently found in Pompeii. Unfortunately, the lower part of the face is badly damaged.

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1280. BaltimoreBrian
12:14 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Ruins of Palmyra, photographed by John Henry Haynes, April 1885.

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1279. BaltimoreBrian
12:11 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
Graffiti found in Pompeii. No I'm not posting the accompanying drawing ;)

"Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men's behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!"
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1278. BaltimoreBrian
12:09 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
The most evocative panoramic view of the muddled and jumbled ruins of Palmyra from Lanoy and Goodyear's Philosophical Transactions, from 1695 AD.

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1277. BaltimoreBrian
12:00 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
A Middle English pom from 1330-1340 AD about the beginning of spring:

'Between March and April'


Betwene Mersh and Averil
When spray beginneth to springe,
The lutel foul hath hire wil
On hire lud to singe.
Ich libbe in love-longinge
For semlokest of alle thynge.
He may me blisse bringe;
Ich am in hire baundoun.
An hendy hap Ich habbe yhent!
Ichot from hevene it is me sent.
From alle wimmen my love is lent
And light on Alisoun.

On hew hire her is fair ynogh,
Hire browe browne, hire eye blake;
With lossum chere he on me logh,
With middel small and well ymake.
Bote he me wolle to hire take
For to ben hire owen make,
Longe to liven Ichulle forsake
And feye fallen adoun.
An hendy hap Ich habbe yhent!
Ichot from hevene it is me sent;
From alle wimmen my love is lent
And light on Alisoun.


Nightes when I wende and wake
Forthi mine wonges waxeth won
Levedy, all for thine sake,
Longinge is ylent me on.
In world nis non so witer mon
That all hire bounte telle con:
Hire swire is whittore than the swon,
And fairest may in toune.
An hendy hap Ich habbe yhent!
Ichot from hevene it is me sent;
From alle wimmen my love is lent
And light on Alisoun.

Ich am for wowing all forwake,
Wery so water in wore,
Lest eny reve me my make
Ychabbe yyirned yore.
Betere is tholien while sore
Than mournen evermore.
Geynest under gore,
Herkne to my roun!
An hendy hap Ich habbe yhent!
Ichot from hevene it is me sent;
From alle wimmen my love is lent
And light on Alisoun.
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1276. BaltimoreBrian
11:54 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Gorgeous 10 cm long amber bear found in Słupsk, Poland, made 1700 - 1650 BC.

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1275. BaltimoreBrian
11:52 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Book on a stick: Hebrew Esther roll (Aix-en-Provence BM 1376, 18th century)



detail of above

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1274. BaltimoreBrian
11:50 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Lead seal or bulla, once attached to a document of Pope Leo III (in office 795-816), found near Dover in Kent

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1273. BaltimoreBrian
11:48 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
6th century Byzantine gold coins, belt set and other artifacts found in 2013 in Tashkent province, Uzbekistan. Third story down as I post this.

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1272. BaltimoreBrian
11:46 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
A Romano-British pair of shears excavated at London Wall, City of London, 2nd-3rd century AD.

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1271. BaltimoreBrian
11:45 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
The fabulous 10th century Anglo-Saxon stone bear that guards the later church at Dacre, Cumbria.

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1270. BaltimoreBrian
11:43 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Mid 10th century silver coin pendant imitating a dirham but with Christian cross and bird added, issued by Olga of Kiev (reigned as queen regent for her son from 945 - 963 AD) When the coin was made into a pendant is unknown.



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1269. BaltimoreBrian
11:40 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
An abandoned Cold War NATO communications relay station at Stenigot, Lincolnshire, built in 1960.

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1268. BaltimoreBrian
11:39 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Neolithic (c. 2000 BC) stones at the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland.

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1267. BaltimoreBrian
11:37 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
This gold shilling was made in Kent between 650 - 675 AD: the radiate bust is inspired by the Roman 'emperor' Carausius, actually a general who revolted and ruled Britain and northern Gaul (France) independently from 286 - 293 AD. Goodness. If shillings were gold back then, what was a £ worth?

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1266. BaltimoreBrian
11:31 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Typical 15th century East Anglian font at Ludham St. Catherine church, with evangelists on bowl (e.g. lion of St. Mark), but unusual for woodwose (werewolf) on shaft.

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1265. BaltimoreBrian
11:29 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
The "Hostage stone" from Inchmarnock, Scotland, 7th century AD.

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1264. BaltimoreBrian
11:27 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Dunsinane Hill, by tradition Macbeth's Castle, was actually a fort in the Iron Age from c. 400 BC - AD 1. No remains or artifacts from the time of Macbeth have actually been found there.

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1263. BaltimoreBrian
11:23 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Reconstructions of Roundhouse 1 from Slievemore, Ireland by Ella Hassett: massive stone walls; built between 1296 - 1115 BC.

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1262. BaltimoreBrian
11:20 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Interesting gravestone with memento mori in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. From 14th century.

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1261. BaltimoreBrian
11:18 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
LBJ and daughter Luci watch replay of his speech renouncing another term "as your President," March 31, 1968.

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1260. BaltimoreBrian
11:16 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Using Latin to analyze other languages

The Latin translation next to the Arabic text helps represent the grammar and contents structure of the original better than a direct German translation would have done.

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1258. BaltimoreBrian
10:47 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Old English word of the day: wǣfels - a covering, wrap, cloak, veil. Pronounced "WAV-ells".
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1257. BaltimoreBrian
10:45 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Secrets of the Viking Sword will air tonight at 9 p.m. on your local PBS station. It aired originally in 2012, but those who find my medieval posts interesting may find this program interesting too.
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1256. BaltimoreBrian
3:45 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
This may be the worst medieval representation of an elephant! from the Latin manuscript 10448, Bibliothèque nationale de France, first half of 14th century. Looks more like a burro than an elephant to me.

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1255. BaltimoreBrian
3:40 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
The soul of the dead, coming out of the deceased's mouth, from the De Rerum natura, produced between 1275 - 1290 AD, held in the Bibliothèque municipale de Valenciennes.

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1254. BaltimoreBrian
3:37 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
The Tree of Knowledge, by Hans Varnier the Elder (German printer active from 1531 - 1547 AD; dates of birth and death unknown).

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1253. BaltimoreBrian
3:34 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Constellation Equuleus, in the Sufi Latinus, from Bologna Italy, produced in 3rd quarter of 13th century.

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1252. BaltimoreBrian
3:31 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
A map of Britain, by Matthew Paris in the Historia Anglorum, produced late 1250s AD.

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1251. BaltimoreBrian
3:30 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Sprouts in the Polonsky manuscript from Poland, from before 1200 AD.







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1250. BaltimoreBrian
3:28 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Medieval chroniclers got excited about new coins, too: Matthew Paris drew the new penny from 1247 AD, from the Historia Anglorum, by Matthew Paris, which covers the history of England from 1066 - 1253 AD. From late 1250s AD.

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1249. BaltimoreBrian
3:24 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Detail from a full border of a monkey wearing a cowl spinning thread, from the Isabella Breviary, Southern Netherlands, Bruges, 1487 - 1496 AD.

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1248. BaltimoreBrian
3:23 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Detail from a full border of a monkey tending to the vinework that surrounds it, watched by a bird, ibid.

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1247. BaltimoreBrian
3:22 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Detail from a full border of a monkey tending to the vinework that surrounds it, ibid.

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1246. BaltimoreBrian
3:21 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Detail from a full strew border of a monkey playing bagpipes, ibid.

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1245. BaltimoreBrian
3:19 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Detail from a full border of a monkey with a basket trying to capture a bird, ibid.

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1244. BaltimoreBrian
3:18 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Detail from a full border of a monkey playing a game (possibly blowing bubbles?), ibid.

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1243. BaltimoreBrian
3:16 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Another detail from a full border of a monkey playing bagpipes, ibid.

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