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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2018, 10:28:13 pm »
Speed Machines - Cutty Sark and the Great Clippers (Nautical Engineering Documentary) | Spark

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They were fast and sleek and 150 years ago the great tea clippers ruled the waves. Battling the elements, they raced to deliver their valuable cargo from China to the fashionable tea drinking sets in London.

It sucked me right in. The main take-away for me is that I couldn't have made the crew of one those ships, ever. I was never that athletic. Some dangerous work there.

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Glad you enjoyed it! 🌞 I loved all the action involved. I was flabbergasted when I learned that a sail could weigh 5 TONS! :o :P And they had to sometimes replace a sail that blew out by sewing up a new one! Man, THAT was HARD WORK! 😓

The amount of rope (sheets, right?) line, here,there and everywhere on those ships is mind boggling. And did you catch those extra sails on the bamboo pole extentions? They went all out to get as much wind power 💨 as they possible!

I don't consider myself unable to climb now. You've seen me climb. But those fuckin' big wet sails, that wind.....anybody could get flung a mile off those masts. The main mast on Cutty Sark was 152 feet. My nose might start bleeding, dunno.

Yeah, those people going up and down the rigging to the yard arms had to practically be as agile as monkeys! Anybody with fear of heights could not even consider crewing on a clipper ship.
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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2018, 10:29:46 pm »


It sucked me right in. The main take-away for me is that I couldn't have made the crew of one those ships, ever. I was never that athletic. Some dangerous work there.


In my youth, I could have.  Climbing to high places was what I did.  Probably would have ended up dead of course earlier than I am going to the Great Beyond this time.

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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2018, 05:34:57 pm »
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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2018, 12:15:58 pm »
WWI a Slaughter for Profit, Not a “Great War” to Celebrate

November 12, 2018

Part one of the documentary film “Machine Gun” tells the story of the development of the machine gun and the great power competition that led to World War One – the film’s Executive Producer was TRNN’s Paul Jay


https://therealnews.com/stories/wwi-a-slaughter-for-profit-not-a-great-war-to-celebrate




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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2018, 11:49:41 pm »
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« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2018, 05:45:25 pm »
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Nearly 99% of all the environmental degradation championed by Capitalism, the bastard child of Monarchic Feudalism, whether the government is a monarchy or not, as in the USA, is the result of a pseudo-intellectual economic claptrap filled world view that these Cretins have foisted onto unversity "educated" humanity AND the scientific community.  😱  🤬


The Power behind the Throne (The position of power 🦍 occupied by the Royal Family  in today’s UK)

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Investigating into today’s power structure in the UK and the role played by the British monarchy, this eye-opening documentary reveals the grossly disproportionate and undemocratic wealth and power of Britain’s Royal Family.

The programmer educates the viewers about the sheer wealth of Britain’s unelected monarchy and trails through the various assets and sources of income to which a random family, born into a historic mesh of multiracial kings and queens, unfairly believe they are entitled.

The UK with its dark and scattered history of political struggles has become the playground of monarchic power and influence. The documentary exposes all the main instruments of wealth of the British monarchy and provides clear commentary as to why Britain 😈👹🎩🍌🏴‍☠️🚩 may be the most contradictory democracy in the world.

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Re: Historical Documentaries
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2019, 11:32:47 pm »
The Medieval Jobs From Hell | Absolute History
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The Worst Jobs in History: The Middle Ages.

Some of the least pleasant employment opportunities open to people in the Middle Ages. Tony Robinson discovers how fullers spent their working lives stomping on newly woven cloth in vats of stale urine, while leech collectors risked infection by wading into marshes and letting the bloodsuckers cling to their legs.

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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2019, 08:11:27 pm »

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April 29, 2019

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The first genetic study of medieval human remains believed to be Crusaders confirms that warriors travelled from western Europe to the near East, where they mixed and had families with local people, and died together in battle. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators analysed ancient DNA extracted from nine skeletons dating back to the 13th century, which were discovered in a burial pit in Sidon, Lebanon.

The results, published this month in the American Journal of Human Genetics, confirm that while the Crusaders mixed with local people and recruited them to their cause, their genetic presence in the region was short-lived.

“We know that Richard the Lionheart went to fight in the Crusades, but we don’t know much about the ordinary soldiers who lived and died there, and these ancient samples give us insights into that,” says senior author Chris Tyler-Smith, a genetics researcher at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

“Our findings give us an unprecedented view of the ancestry of the people who fought in the Crusader army. And it wasn’t just Europeans,” says first author Marc Haber, also of the Wellcome Sanger Institute. “We see this exceptional genetic diversity in the Near East during medieval times, with Europeans, Near Easterners, and mixed individuals fighting in the Crusades and living and dying side by side.”

Archaeological evidence suggested that 25 individuals whose remains were found in a burial pit near a Crusader castle near Sidon, Lebanon. All of those found in the pit were male and had been violently killed during battle, as seen by the blunt force injuries to their skulls and other bones. Their bodies had been disposed of in the pit and burned.

Nearby, an isolated skull was found. The head may have been used as a projectile that was catapulted into the opposition’s camp to spread disease and slash morale, illustrating the brutality of the battles. Clues found alongside the skeletons in the pit, such as European shoe buckles, a coin and carbon-14 dating analysis, led archaeologists to believe the human remains were Crusaders.

Based on that, Tyler-Smith, Haber, and their colleagues conducted genetic analyses of the remains and were able to sequence the DNA of nine Crusaders. The team report that three individuals were Europeans of diverse origins, including Spain and Sardinia, four were near Easterners who had been recruited to the fight, and two individuals had mixed genetic ancestry, suggesting they were the descendants of mixed relationships between Crusaders and near Easterners.


Throughout history, other massive human migrations–like the movement of the Mongols through Asia under Genghis Khan and the arrival of colonial Iberians in South America–have fundamentally reshaped the genetic makeup of those regions. But the authors theorize that the Crusaders’ influence was likely shorter-lived because the Crusaders’ genetic traces are insignificant in people living in Lebanon today. “They made big efforts to expel them, and succeeded after a couple of hundred years,” says Tyler-Smith.

This ancient DNA can tell us things about history that modern DNA can’t. In fact, when the researchers sequenced the DNA of people living in Lebanon 2,000 years ago during the Roman period, they found that today’s Lebanese population is actually more genetically similar to the Roman Lebanese.

“If you look at the genetics of people who lived during the Roman period and the genetics of people who are living there today, you would think that there was just this continuity. You would think that nothing happened between the Roman period and today, and you would miss that for a certain period of time the population of Lebanon included Europeans and people with mixed ancestry,” says Haber.

These findings indicate that there may be other major events in human history that don’t show up in the DNA of people living today. And if those events aren’t as well-documented as the Crusades, we simply might not know about them. “Our findings suggest that it’s worthwhile looking at ancient DNA even from periods when it seems like not that much was going on genetically. Our history may be full of these transient pulses of genetic mixing that disappear without a trace,” says Tyler-Smith.

That the researchers were able to sequence and interpret the nine Crusaders’ DNA at all was also surprising.

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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2019, 08:37:36 pm »

She-Wolves: Medieval Queens with Helen Castor

From the submissive to the scandalous, medieval queens held a huge amount of influence over the politics of the day. In this episode of The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Helen Castor about queenship, the challenges of studying even the most prominent medieval women, and how their stories still resonate today.


 

 





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