Over 1000 peasants had gathered from the Rockingham Forest area - men, women and children - led by Captain Pouch, a strangely anonymous and mystical character, who claimed to have authority from the kingdom of Heaven and to have a pouch which contained “that which shall keep you from all harm”. Following the events of 8 June, it was found to contain nothing more than a piece of green cheese.

houghtonlib:

Nobbes, Robert, 1652-1706? The compleat troller, or, The art of trolling : with a description of all the utensils, instruments, tackling, and materials requisite thereto, with rules and directions how to use them, 1682.

F 558.2 (B)*

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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cheveuxroux:

The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (or simply the Très Riches Heures) is probably the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century, “le roi des manuscrits enluminés” (“the king of illuminated manuscripts”). It is a very richly decorated Book of Hours containing over 200 folios, of which about half are full page illustrations. It was painted sometime between 1412 and 1416 by the Limbourg brothers for their patron Jean, Duc de Berry. They left it unfinished at their (and the Duc’s) death in 1416. Charles I, Duc de Savoie commissioned Jean Colombe to finish the paintings between 1485-1489. 

 

April: A young couple exchanging rings. In the background is the Château de Dourdan.

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gerrygreek:

 
The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry is probably the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century, “le roi des manuscrits enluminés” (“the king of illuminated manuscripts”). It’s a very richly decorated Book of Hours containing over 200 folios, of which about half are full page illustrations. It was painted sometime between 1412 and 1416 by the Limbourg brothers for their patron Jean, Duc de Berry.
Featured here are the Labors of the Months, the section illustrating the various activities undertaken by the Duke’s court and his peasants according to the month of the year.
Most of the illustrations show one of the Duke’s castles in the background and each are accompanied by a sun carrying Phoebus beneath an archway depicting the appropriate zodiac signs.
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ficklefandoms:

This does a good job at showing how ridiculously free-for-all and confusing WWI was.

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You know that liberal arts education you just went broke for? It’s a lot more evil than you think. But at least you might get a job with it. Might.

lolmythesis:

Human Development & Social Relations, Earlham College

"What are you going to do with that?: Examining a Liberal Arts Education"


A thesis about the doubtful value of thesis-centred degrees, meta. (It would be interesting to read!)

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odditoreum:

nevver:

Calling Cards

Not gonna lie, this type of 19th Century flirting is turning me on.

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drlar7:

"Spare the rod and spoil the child" ‘Le petit Espiegle’ Teaching methods in Europe ca 1820
French Hand colored copper engraved movable pull tab card. String knots at articulation joints.

drlar7:

"Spare the rod and spoil the child"
‘Le petit Espiegle’
Teaching methods in Europe ca 1820
French Hand colored copper engraved movable pull tab card. String knots at articulation joints.

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

starberryboos:

"ey touch my bongos"

i am still laughing at this i am so sorry
i just rly want to share it with you all
its important history

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