Monthly Archives: September 2018
’Twas on this day – back in 1066 – that William of Normandy (also known as William the Bastard) set sail for England with the intention of changing his name to William the Conqueror, which he thought had a better ring to it than either of the others. Upon landing, he tripped and fell flat […]
https://www.ucatholic.com/blog/the-dog-venerated-as-a-saint-by-medieval-catholics/ For a humorous book about a non-human Maximal Saint, try Magnifi-Cat, by Carolyn and Edmund Sheehan, which both teens and adults should enjoy.
With the blog now five years old, I am posting a recap of some of the various types of posts I use so those new to the blog will understand their purpose. HISTORY TIDBIT: A short piece of information regarding some aspect of history that might encourage youngsters to find out more. HISTORY LURE: Suggestions […]
It was five years ago today that the first Time Travelling With Kids blog post appeared. I started it, partly, in order to entertain and/or enlighten adults and kids who are already history aficionados, but mostly to help parents and teachers spark an interest in kids who aren’t. So, Happy 5th Birthday, blog. And Happy […]
The world’s first global war (the Seven Years War, 1756–63) was fought in North America, Europe, and India, and came about because both France and Great Britain wanted to be top dog. Eventually, it was Britannia that came to rule the waves (and a lot more, too), and the Battle of the Plains Of Abraham […]
September’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions are ‘Back To School’ related and should make kids either glad or sorry that they don’t go these ones. Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) The Great St. Trinian’s Train Robbery * (1966) (Mid-20th Century) Jane Eyre (1943) & the TV Mini-Series (1983) (Victorian Era) Tom Brown’s […]