Monthly Archives: July 2012

THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART FIFTEEN

This is the fifteenth-part of our discussion of Britain in the so-called Age of Arthur: the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART FOURTEEN

This is the fourteenth-part of our discussion of Britain in the so-called Age of Arthur: the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic … Continue reading

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History Bites: The Fork, a “Hateful Vanity!”

In the 1964 film, “BECKET”, royal courtier Thomas Becket (played by the late Richard Burton) introduces the fork for the first time; at a banquet for his friend and sovereign, King Henry II (Peter O’Toole): Thomas a Becket: Tonight you … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART THIRTEEN

This is the Thirteenth-part of our discussion of Britain in the so-called Age of Arthur: the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic … Continue reading

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HISTORY BITES: MEDIEVAL TABLE MANNERS

We know the Middle Ages was a transition period between the civilized “Classical World” of Greece and Rome; and modern civilization that grew from out of the 18th century “Enlightenment”. The Middle Ages was a period in which “civilization” was… … Continue reading

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