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#721 Inhapi

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 0537 AM

All this goes to show that human nature doesn't change very much.

 

r. Power to have children, power to influence Europe too I guess. Which as we saw was distinctly limited as it turned out, but that was clearly part of the message.

 

Indeed, woman getting the blame in many cultures (partially even in our modern civilised western world) for infertility. Henry certainly did blame his wifes, but given the number he had....one has to wonder who realy had limited fertility  :-)   (i hope im not stepping too much into politics here)


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 0550 AM

 

All this goes to show that human nature doesn't change very much.

 

r. Power to have children, power to influence Europe too I guess. Which as we saw was distinctly limited as it turned out, but that was clearly part of the message.

 

Indeed, woman getting the blame in many cultures (partially even in our modern civilised western world) for infertility. Henry certainly did blame his wifes, but given the number he had....one has to wonder who realy had limited fertility  :-)   (i hope im not stepping too much into politics here)

 

 

LOL on invention of the Brain :D

 

Oh im sure he was largely infertile, probably brought on by his excessive obesity. You then have to stop and wonder whether there was any truth to the accusations against Ann Boleyn of adultery. It would be an understandable solution to the heir to the throne firing blanks.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 1548 PM

Wow.  Good point.  But Elizabeth did end up on the throne anyway, she was always the more ruthless of the bunch.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 0009 AM

 

All this goes to show that human nature doesn't change very much.

 

r. Power to have children, power to influence Europe too I guess. Which as we saw was distinctly limited as it turned out, but that was clearly part of the message.

 

Indeed, woman getting the blame in many cultures (partially even in our modern civilised western world) for infertility. Henry certainly did blame his wifes, but given the number he had....one has to wonder who realy had limited fertility  :-)   (i hope im not stepping too much into politics here)

 

 

Poor quality lead in his pencil, and what there was was pink instead of blue.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 0137 AM


 

Seems like an irresponsible, spoiled little brad, and a very violent one at that....

I disagree.

 

Henry VIII establish the rise of the British Empire, by created the Royal Navy, establish royal shipyards, and encouraged shipbuilding. He was also a successful war leader.

 

In his youth Henry was a vigorous man, an accomplished sportsman, a musician, and was known for his learning and intelligence.

 

However, to quote Wiki

As he aged, Henry became severely obese and his health suffered, contributing to his death in 1547. He is frequently characterised in his later life as a lustful, egotistical, harsh and insecure king

 

And he also had a song about him   :P


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 1839 PM

Second verse same as the first

Gotta get better cos it carnt get worse....


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 1645 PM

this one is interesting:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=845SszVoN_M

 

(BTW, Lucy Worsley later made and still makes wonderful historical documentaries)


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 0202 AM

Yeah, she really is great isnt she?

 

She does a great series on exposing historical myths, the one she did on the Glorious Revolution was a real eye opener. As was the one on American historical myths.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 0441 AM

Any information out there on what the R.N. taught U.S.N. in regard to A.S.W. and general operating issues in the Arctic and North Atlantic in W.W.2?


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 0724 AM

Yeah, she really is great isnt she?

 

She does a great series on exposing historical myths, the one she did on the Glorious Revolution was a real eye opener. As was the one on American historical myths.

 

 

on top of being a top historian, she's also a very good cosplayer....    :-)


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 0755 AM

Yes she is. :D


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