Monthly Archives: April 2018

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC REVELATIONS

With all the Angle, Saxon, and Viking bloodlines prevalent in Great Britain, people from that part of the world are often thought of as being mostly fair haired, fair skinned, and blue-eyed – a notion helped along by Pope Gregory I, who, according to legend, was so intrigued by the physical appearance of some “Anglii” […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: HORSEBACK LIBRARIANS

Speaking of horses…the importance of books was recognized long before the World Book Day celebrated a couple of days ago. During the Great Depression, libraries were a welcome source of books for people couldn’t afford their own. Unfortunately, a lot of people in remote areas of the United States didn’t have access to libraries, so […]

HISTORY SHARE: THE TROJAN HORSE DEBATE

The Greeks are said to have entered Troy by way of the Trojan Horse on April 24th, 1184 B.C. Whether or not they actually did so on that specific date, or even at all, is something scholars still dispute. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/05/0514_040514_troy.html

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY

http://www.un.org/en/events/bookday/https://blog.britishmuseum.org/world-book-day-leafing-through-the-pages-of-history/  

TRIVIA TRAIL: HISTORIC WHO AM I?

Question: Though some of the mechanically-minded young girls who served as truck mechanics in Britain’s Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during WW II went on to have careers in that field, most became homemakers or went into a different line of work. The young woman in the photo is now ninety-two, and still actively involved in […]

HISTORY SHARE: HITLER’S SHE-WOLVES

I know two people who have the dubious honour of sharing Hitler’s birthday, but I know the female one would definitely not have aspired to be one of these. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4742560/The-girls-young-10-fought-Hitler.html  

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR APRIL

April’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Shenandoah (1965) (American Civil War) Timeline (2003) (Time Travel Medieval Era) (14 +) Triple Cross (1966) (WW II)

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