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#46    ealdwita

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

29th.April - 1884, Oxford University agreed to admit female students to examinations. However, women were not to be awarded degrees.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

"Joan of Arc entered Orléans in triumph, on April 29, around 8:00 PM, to much rejoicing."

How's that for women's lib?

Edited by redhen, 29 April 2013 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

Hey Check out: http://www.history.c...commits-suicide


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

may 1st 1701- England, Scotland, Wales united to form Great Britain.
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may 1st 1948- the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was founded.
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may 1st 2011- US president Barack Obama announced that American soldiers had killed osama bin laden in Pakistan.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

Today in History...May 2:

At dawn on 2nd May 1536, Sir Henry Norris, Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool and great friend, was taken to the Tower of London. He had been held at York Place overnight after being interrogated by the King, but “would confess nothing to the King.”1
Mark Smeaton had also been taken to the Tower, and the imperial ambassador, Eustace Chapuys, wrote to Charles V on 2nd May telling him that George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, had been taken to the Tower around lunchtime. George had been arrested at Whitehall, not Greenwich, suggesting that he had an inkling that all was not well and was on his way to see the King. Interestingly, Las nuevas de Ynglaterra de la presion de la Manceba del Rey reported that Rochford was “imprisoned for not giving information of her crime”2 so it may be that the incest charge was ‘cooked up’ later.
Meanwhile, Anne Boleyn was watching a game of real tennis at Greenwich when she was disturbed by a messenger telling her that the King had ordered her to present herself to his privy council. Anne left the tennis match and presented herself in the council chamber in front of a royal commission consisting of the Duke of Norfolk (her uncle), Sir William Fitzwilliam and Sir William Paulet. There she was informed that she was being accused of committing adultery with three different men and that Smeaton and Norris had confessed. Anne was then taken to her apartments until the tide of the Thames turned and then, at two o’clock in the afternoon, she was escorted by barge to the Tower of London.
Anne entered the Tower by the Court Gate of the Byward Tower, not Traitors’ Gate, where she was met by Sir Edward Walsingham, the Lieutenant of the Tower. Walsingham escorted her to the Royal Palace, where Sir William Kingston, the Constable of the Tower, was waiting for her. Kingston recorded what happened at their meeting in a letter to Thomas Cromwell:


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Anne Boleyn is actually my 2nd cousin, 6 times removed.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

View PostKowalski, on 02 May 2013 - 06:08 PM, said:

Anne Boleyn is actually my 2nd cousin, 6 times removed.

I now have a headache from trying to understand how that works. Surely there have been more than six generations since Anne Boleyn's time and now?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:55 PM

View PostKasey2601, on 02 May 2013 - 06:33 PM, said:

I now have a headache from trying to understand how that works. Surely there have been more than six generations since Anne Boleyn's time and now?

Oops! My bad! I was in a hurry when I typed that. Second cousin 12x removed!
Had to double check my records real fast. We share the same grandfather, Thomas Howard, First Duke of Norfolk.
Anyway, it's complicated. LOL


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:14 PM

View PostKowalski, on 02 May 2013 - 06:55 PM, said:

Oops! My bad! I was in a hurry when I typed that. Second cousin 12x removed!
Had to double check my records real fast. We share the same grandfather, Thomas Howard, First Duke of Norfolk.
Anyway, it's complicated. LOL

Did you know that Ann's own uncle - Thomas Howard - was a member of the council that found her guilty of treason on 15th.May 1536? What it is to have a loving family!

Her old home, Hever Castle is just down the road from here. Lovely old place. It's said she still haunts it.

"Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul."

(Ann's speech from the scaffold) Friday 19th.May 1536.

Oh and BTW, if ever you see a job advertisement for a Groom of the Stool, don't go applying for it - It's got nothing to do with milking cows!

Edited by ealdwita, 02 May 2013 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

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Did you know that Ann's own uncle - Thomas Howard - was a member of the council that found her guilty of treason on 15th.May 1536? What it is to have a loving family!

I know, right! LOL

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Her old home, Hever Castle is just down the road from here. Lovely old place. It's said she still haunts it.

"Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul."

(Ann's speech from the scaffold) Friday 19th.May 1536.

Oh and BTW, if ever you see a job advertisement for a Groom of the Stool, don't go applying for it - It's got nothing to do with milking cows!

I would LOVE to visit Hever Castle. You're sooo lucky.

The Groom of the Stool was the highest paid office in the land at the time though! Although I can understand WHY.... :w00t:


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

3rd.May
1802 - Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.
1915 - In the Carpathian Mountains, a combined Austro-German force succeeded in defeating the Russian army near the Dunajec River.
1944 - Wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended in the U.S.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postealdwita, on 02 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

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(Ann's speech from the scaffold) Friday 19th.May 1536.
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I believe that if I was about to get my head chopped off, my farewell speech would have been longer, much much less favorable to Henry and a lot less printable!


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

View PostTaun, on 03 May 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:

I believe that if I was about to get my head chopped off, my farewell speech would have been longer, much much less favorable to Henry and a lot less printable!

I know what you mean!
But back then, if you said anything bad about the Monarch on the scaffold, the crown could take away all your families possessions and house and land.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:18 AM

today is Star Wars day.
May the 4th be with you.
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Edited by shrooma, 04 May 2013 - 02:21 AM.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

5th.May 1945 - A Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon. A pregnant woman and five children were killed.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:42 PM

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5th.May 1945 - A Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon. A pregnant woman and five children were killed.

The Japanese thought that with a sustained (and inexpensive) balloon bombardment of the western US that they could sow panic... They apparently had little concept of the vastness of the American West and the relative sparseness of the population... The woman and her children were the only people killed and that balloon was the only one that came within miles of damaging anything other than a few trees and insects....

I was stationed in Japan - and when I got there it was described to me this way... If you take all the Japanese Islands and squish them together, they are about the size of the state of Montana (more or less)... and because of mountains (and etc), they can only live on about 1/16th of it- which is the size of New Jersey... and they have half the population of the US....

We made some good Japanese friends and they later came over to visit, while I was stationed in Texas... We took them to see some sights including Carlsbad Caverns...  As we were driving out in West Texas, the lady suddenly started saying "Stop The Car! Stop The Car!"....  I thought she might be getting sick, so I pulled over...  She got out and started taking pictures of the vast flat desert of West Texas like crazy...  I thought she might be a bit nuts but then I saw a billboard... "This space reserved for the US Population Explosion."... :lol:

She explained that she had never seen so much land without buildings on it... Until then she really had no idea just how HUGE the US is...





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