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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2016, 11:57:49 pm »
BOOK REVIEW: Spies, Sadists, and Sorcerers: The History You Weren’t Taught in School

Excellent summary of several assumed bits of horrendously ignorant and wrong views of history and famous historical characters like Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199). That King is considered an example of "Englishness", avoided England like the plague and didn't speak ANY ENGLISH!  :o  He was a Frenchman that said "he would have sold London if he had found a buyer". 


Feast your eyes on REAL historical facts like the fact that the Middle Ages were NOT "dark" and the Medieval period was NOT "uncivilized" compared to life before the fall of the Roman Empire.

Stop believing all that silly stuff you were taught by Hollywood! Most of it is not even close to the actual history and the actual doings of the influential people of that time.

And, by the way, the English were every bit as brutal as the Vikings. And the Vikings, on the whole, were far more literate than the English! And the Vikings had soap and combs too! They were not the unkempt folk the English tried to make them out to be.

The hyped up happy talk Anglo Saxonized view of history is mostly propaganda. 


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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2017, 03:18:27 pm »
The Allied Secret Planes

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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2017, 09:08:18 pm »
Why do People Keep Things (including Manuscripts)? 

JULY 29, 2017 BY MEDIEVALISTS.NET

Paper by Daniel Lord Smail

Given as part of the Mellon Sawyer seminar series on April 14, 2017



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: For much of the last century, scholars in the human sciences have been preoccupied with the movement of objects in human societies. But people also invest great energy and imagination in the act of removing things from networks of exchange. A deep historical perspective on storing, keeping, collecting, and hoarding suggests that the habits and the materialities of storage are both enabled and disabled by a changing array of human institutions and material forms.

In addition, different kinds of things are stored or cached in different ways, depending on their characteristics. Written documents, including books and manuscripts, are especially prominent among the ranks of storable things. In this paper, I will describe the broad outlines of a deep history of storage, with special reference to habits for storing and using manuscripts and legal acts among the laity of later medieval Europe

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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 10:09:30 pm »
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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2017, 08:48:52 pm »
America Before Columbus (Full Documentary)


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History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there. America wasn't exactly a New World, but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals and causeways.

Native American Three Sisters Growing Method

The English brought honeybees to the Americas for honey, but the bees pollinated orchards along the East Coast. Thanks to the feral honeybees, many of the plants the Europeans brought, like apples and peaches, proliferated. Some 12,000 years ago, North American mammoths, ancient horses, and other large mammals vanished. The first horses in America since the Pleistocene era arrived with Columbus in 1493.

Settlers in the Americas told of rivers that had more fish than water. The South American potato helped spark a population explosion in Europe. In 1491, the Americas had few domesticated animals, and used the llama as their beast of burden.

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In 1491, more people lived in the Americas than in Europe. The first conquistadors were sailors and adventurers. In 1492, the Americas were not a pristine wilderness but a crowded and managed landscape. The now barren Chaco Canyon was once covered with vegetation. Along with crops like wheat, weeds like dandelion were brought to America by Europeans.

It’s believed that the domestication of the turkey began in pre-Columbian Mexico, and did not exist in Europe in 1491. By 1500, European settlers and their plants and animals had altered much of the Americas’ landscape. While beans, potatoes, and maize from the Americas became major crops in continental Europe.

All the many varieties of Potatoes origniated from South and Central American Native American Agriculture. 
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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 07:04:03 pm »


The True Story Of Moby Dick (Full Documentary)


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Essex was an American whaler from Nantucket, Massachusetts, launched in 1799. While under the command of Captain George Pollard, Jr., in 1820 a sperm whale attacked and sank her. The sinking stranded the twenty-man crew in the southern Pacific Ocean with little food and water. During the 95 days that the survivors were at sea, they ate the bodies of five crewmen who had died. When that was insufficient, members of the crew drew lots to determine who they would sacrifice so that the others could live. A total of seven crew members were cannibalized before the eight survivors were rescued. First mate Owen Chase and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson wrote accounts of their ordeal; these accounts inspired Herman Melville to write his famous 1851 novel Moby-Dick.

The true story of the surviving sailors whose whaling ship was destroyed by a sperm whale.
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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2017, 08:48:00 pm »


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The Prelude to the Russian Revolution of 1917

The contradiction of feudalism, military capitalism, and imperial ambitions, along with an unambitious bourgeoisie, were the prelude to the Russian Revolution of 2017, explains Prof. Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University:


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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2017, 10:58:15 pm »
The Great White Death was the name given the Winter Storm of 1949

Storm of the Century - the Blizzard of '49
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This program tells the story of the worst series of storms in Wyoming's history. But for all the tragedy and loss, suffering and death, there was hope and heroism, unselfish sacrifice and generosity. For more Blizzard stories, visit http://wyomingpbs.org/blizzard49.php
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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2017, 11:29:18 pm »
When Napoleon Tried To Conquer Egypt - Documentary


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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2017, 02:32:51 pm »
Pile of English coins – photo by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. / Flickr

The Case of the Corrupt Archbishop

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 BY MEDIEVALISTS.NET

Corruption by powerful officials is not a new story. There are many examples in history where one can find how men and women were overcome by temptation of greed. This includes a 14th century Archbishop of Dublin, who spent years orchestrating an elaborate plot of embezzlement and forgery.

This story is told in the article, “The Case Against Alexander Bicknor, Archbishop and Perculator,” by James W. Lydon, which is part of a collection of essays entitled Ireland and the English World in the Late Middle Ages.

Alexander Bicknor had come to Ireland in 1302, serving the English monarchs Edward I and Edward II in various official duties, including as deputy chancellor and justiciar. He was appointed by the Pope to be the Archbishop of Dublin in 1317.

Eight years later, an investigation carried out by the Royal Exchequer in London began turning up evidence that the Archbishop had been for years skimming money from the English king, which Bicknor was in charge of distributing to the rest of Ireland.

For example, a writ was sent to Bicknor ordering him to pay the earl of Ulster £2500, 15s. for wages in serving in the war in Scotland, and Bicknor kept 500 marks for himself, while stating that he had sent the full amount to the earl.

As the investigation proceeded, the English government found that the Archbishop, along with the treasurer and other royal officials in Ireland, were routinely embezzling royal funds and then forging false records. A clerk named John of Manchester was hired by Bicknor to commit the forgeries.

One of the illegal scams goes back to 1313, when they concocted a letter patent from the prior of the Dominicans in Dublin stating that he had received 35 marks in alms granted by the King – in reality the Dominicans only got 5 marks.

The royal court was able to get several of the archbishop’s underlings to confess to the forgeries and frauds, including John of Manchester. Bicknor was summoned to London, and when questioned, said they he did not wish to deny that he knew about or consented to them.

The court ruled that the embezzlements over the years totalled the sum of £1168. 6s. and ordered all those involved, including the archbishop, to be confined to the Fleet Prison and have their property seized. Besides property around Dublin, the crown seized other lands in Gloucester, Shropshire and Staffordshire belonging to Bicknor.

However, the imprisonment of Alexander Bicknor did not last long. Within days, King Edward II sent an order releasing him, “because of devotion to the holy church and reverence for the episcopal dignity.” Lydon adds that Bicknor was an effective administrator and increased royal revenues , which may have been reason enough for Edward to be lenient with him.

The other accomplices spent months or years in prison before they were able to pay large fines to obtain their release, and some were even banned from serving a royal office again. Although Bicknor was given a pardon, officials from the Royal Exchequer spent the next twenty years continuing to investigate and question the archbishop, in particular about revenues and goods confiscated from the Templars.

One question left unanswered was why Bicknor spent years defrauding the royal government. Lydon writes, “there is no apparent reasons for his actions. It can be said with some certainty that he did not need the money for personal use. He certainly did not live a life of extravagance and did not acquire wealth by the time of his death.”

Lydon’s article can be found in Ireland and the English World in the Late Middle Ages, edited by Brendan Smith, was published by Palgrave in 2009.

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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2017, 06:50:36 pm »
The Impossible Landing (United Airlines Flight 232)
 

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Agelbert NOTE: This is one tension filled event. :o  The actual tape is played.  A training instructor expert that happened to be on board said, "We'll have a beer after this". The Captain replied, "I don't drink but I'll sure as S H I T have one."  :D 

As a former air traffic controller, I also got a laugh about when ATC at the airport cleared the flight to land "on ANY runway". Even the Captian laughed! Pause the video as the written info on the screen shows so you can grasp how horrendously difficult the situation they were in was. Controlling any aircraft heading with differential thrust is a a royal bag of wiggly worms. Controlling the pitch attitude is even more tricky, especially when you want to reduce your speed. The airplane wants to porpoise on you (phugoid cycle). Every porpoise sets you up for too high a descent on the bottom part of the cycle to avoid a bad crash. So, You have to keep the speed up and the porpoising down to less than a 700 feet per minute descent rate until you are almost on the runway. Normal landing speed is about 130 mph. This aircraft had to be at about 190 mph to remain stable with gear down and no flaps. The fact that everybody wasn't killed is a testament to the skill and professialism of the cockpit crew. 
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