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Jane Eyre - Book Summary & Analysis by Thug Notes

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10 Gruesome Medieval Torture Methods

10 Gruesome Medieval Torture Methods Tools to rip, burn, scratch, bite and destroy; and you thought stubbing your toe was bad, watch on for 10 gruesome medie...
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Beowulf the Legendary Geatish Hero [DOCUMENTARY]

Beowulf (/ˈbeɪ.ɵwʊlf/; Old English: [ˈbeːo̯wʊlf]) is a legendary Geatish hero and later turned king in the epic poem named after him, one of the oldest survi...
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People We Should Bring Back To Life: Christopher Marlowe

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Christopher Marlowe, playwright, poet, rapscallion, and William Shakespeare's more dastardly contemporary (as well as his biggest influence), should be high on the list of people whose DNA we ought to sniff out for cloning purposes.
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Were Medieval swords actually sharp? - The myth of the blunt sword

This is to debunk the common misconception that longswords and other blades in the late Middle Ages were dull or even blunt in order to bash armor. Trying to...
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Medieval armor goes high fashion -- and looks fantastic

Medieval armor goes high fashion -- and looks fantastic | British Literature | Scoop.it
It's a dream come true for anyone who has ever spent an evening at the Renaissance Faire wishing that they could wear the pretty dresses AND the awesome armor. We utterly love this fashion spread from designer Pinkabsinthe.
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Rest in Style: Medieval Blinged-Out Skeletons Used as German Tourist Attractions | Raw File | Wired.com

Rest in Style: Medieval Blinged-Out Skeletons Used as German Tourist Attractions | Raw File | Wired.com | British Literature | Scoop.it
When Paul Koudounaris first heard of the existence of jewel-studded skeletons hidden in the forests of Germany, he envisioned "something from the Brothers Grimm combined with an Iron Maiden video.” He wasn't far off.
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Retreating Alaskan Glacier Reveals Remains Of Medieval Forest

Retreating Alaskan Glacier Reveals Remains Of Medieval Forest | British Literature | Scoop.it
By Paul Homewood   h/t agfosterjr   The Exit Glacier, Alaska   Reader agfosterjr sent me a link about the Exit Glacier, in southern Alaska, pointing out, as the glacier retreats, it ...

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Le recul d'un glacier d'Alaska met à jour les restes d'une forêt médiévale enfouie sous la glace. La forêt enfouie a été datée antérieure à 1170, c’est-à-dire durant la période de l'Optimum Médiéval (OM) que la science du GIEC restreint à l'Europe.

Si le retrait du glacier met à jour une forêt, c'est que le glacier avait reculé plus haut pendant une durée suffisante à la pousse d'un arbre. Ceci est une preuve supplémentaire du caractère global de l’OM

L'existence de l'OM est une sérieuse épine dans la théorie du réchauffement climatique anthropique. C'est la raison pour laquelle le GIEC la combat.

 

Retreating Alaskan glacier reveals remains of a medieval forest buried under the ice. The buried forest dating back to at least 1170, that is during the Medieval Warm Period (MWP). IPCC science restricts MWP to Europe.

If the retreat of the glacier reveals a forest, it means the glacier edge had moved back higher during a sufficient duration for growing a tree. This is an additional proof of MWP being global and not restricted to Europe.

The existence of the OM is a serious thorn in the theory of the anthropological global warming. It is the reason why the IPCC fights it.

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1,300-year-old medieval monastery discovered in Donegal of major national importance

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1,300-year-old medieval monastery discovered in Donegal of major national importance

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Why a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you

Why a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you | British Literature | Scoop.it
John Maynard Keynes, one of the founders of modern economics, made a famous prediction that by 2030, advanced societies would be wealthy enough that leisure time, rather than work, would characterize national lifestyles.

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9 Modern Day Dr. Frankensteins

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Meet a new breed of “Dr. Frankensteins†who have made advances in medicine that were once relegated to the pages of science fiction/horror novels.

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Medieval Medical Experiments

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No, this is not the next horror movie - we look at medieval medical experiments and find that physicians in the Middle Ages did learn from experience.

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UK DETECTOR NET's curator insight, August 5, 2013 12:05 PM

Interesting reading.

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Beowulf - Summary & Analysis by Thug Notes

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Macbeth - Play Summary & Analysis by Thug Notes

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George Orwell’s Harrowing Race to Finish 1984 Before His Death

George Orwell’s Harrowing Race to Finish 1984 Before His Death | British Literature | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, we featured George Orwell's 1944 letter [http://www.openculture.com/2014/01/george-orwell-explains-in-a-revealing-1944-letter-why-hed-write-1984.html ] revealing the ideas that would lead him to write his still widely read, and even more widely assigned, novel/anti-authoritarian statement 1984 [ http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/george-orwells-1984-free-ebook-audio-book-study-resources.html ]. The book would come out five years later, in 1949, suggesting that Orwell worked at a pretty good clip to turn out a book of such high stature. Alas, he never lived to see it attain its current place in the culture, and barely even to see its publication. It turns out Orwell had to work faster than you may expect; beset by poor health in various manifestations, he had to finish off the novel’s manuscript, which he had then tentatively titled The Last Man in Europe, before his conditions finished him off.
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Frankenstein (1910)

Frankenstein is a 1910 film made by Edison Studios that was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley. It was the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shel...
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Limitations imposed by wearing armour on Medieval soldiers’ locomotor performance - Medievalists.net

Limitations imposed by wearing armour on Medieval soldiers’ locomotor performance - Medievalists.net | British Literature | Scoop.it
Our findings can predict age-associated decline in Medieval soldiers’ physical performance, and have potential implications in understanding the outcomes of past European military battles.
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Awakenings: Frankenstein

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This Day in History: March 11, 1818 What comes to mind when you hear the name Mary Shelley? Of course, if I asked the same question but referenced Frankenstein instead, you might get a clearer mental image. It is like comparing Bram Stoker to Dracula. Do you think the picture above is the image Shelley had in mind when she wrote the book? Frankenstein was published in 1818 and the picture is from Frankenstein 1931 (Movie).
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Original Sin: The Complex Irony of Frankenstein and Its Impact | Tor.com

Original Sin: The Complex Irony of Frankenstein and Its Impact | Tor.com | British Literature | Scoop.it
Original sin: Exploring the complex irony of Frankenstein and its impact during Banned Books Week.
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Medieval Child's Last Day Revealed With New Tech

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Soil surrounding centuries-old skeletons can reveal how deceased people spent their last day on Earth, according to a study published in the journal Heritage Science.

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Iam Legion's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:15 AM

wow they used soil around the vital organs to analize this kids last days whats next?

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Kool & The Gang - Fresh

Music video by Kool & The Gang performing Fresh. (C) 1984 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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On The Rewards Of Delving Into The Medieval Mind

On The Rewards Of Delving Into The Medieval Mind | British Literature | Scoop.it
Thomas Aquinas depicted in stained glass (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It can't be easy translating Latin for your daily research, and it must be even harder if it's Latin that's over 800 years old.

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Charlotte Bronte's lesser known works

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Everyone is familiar with Charlotte Brontë's classic Gothic novel Jane Eyre. Many readers count it among their favorite novels of all time. Jane Eyre will likel

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America Is More Terrifying Than Orwell’s Fiction

America Is More Terrifying Than Orwell’s Fiction | British Literature | Scoop.it
Not even the author of "1984" could have envisioned a world dominated by a single superpower.
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