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 SIXTEEN

Unique among the territories of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, Britain succeeded in holding back and even reversing the tide of Germanic conquest for nearly two centuries. This was an age of heroes… It was the Age … 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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