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Funny story: Older Person Did Things Drastically Different When He Was The Age Of A Younger Person

Older Person Did Things Drastically Different When He Was The Age Of A Younger Person

CINCINATTI, OH-Local old man Carl Jacobson has reportedly done next to nothing in the same way as his grandson Peter did when he was his ripe young age of 14. Whether due to the limited technologies of the time, economic hardships, or simply a re...

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Funny story: Gardeners' Question Time: The Venerable Bede Advises Franz Schubert

Gardeners' Question Time: The Venerable Bede Advises Franz Schubert

This week's guest gardening expert is The Father of English History and scathing Transportation and Culture Analyst THE VENERABLE BEDE Here is just a taste of some of the works that have earned The Venerable Bede the right to stand shoulder to shoulder with literary giants such as J K Rowling and James Corden: Brittania Oceani insula, cui quondam Albion nomen fuit, inter septentrionem et...

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Funny story: She Wolves: England's Early Queens... TV Review

She Wolves: England's Early Queens... TV Review

Ken Lucid gave the book She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled Engand Before Elizabeth the thumbs-up when it was published in 2010. Now Dr Helen Castor has turned her effort into a three-part series for BBC4, and this first programme focussed on Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine. It seemed only natural to ask Prof Lucid to cast his eye over results... Thank heavens for BBC4! It's the only place you...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Around The Slab Square

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Around The Slab Square

Penned by a Nottingham resident and decrepit impecunious pensioner, of great senility and ill health Mr Inchcock. with the hopes of encouraging.. er... well something! On my last walk around Nottingham City's abandoned shops... I mean City Centre, I came across some council workers removing a sign from the wall. The sign read: Visit Nottingham Castle to hear the fables of Robin Hood and his...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Around the City Centre Eateries

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Around the City Centre Eateries

Our local historian, guide, agniologist and impecunious pensioner invites you to take a walk with him (more like a hobble in his case) around Nottingham City Centre, comparing the choices and prices now, compared to what he paid and had as a teenager, Café-wise. The comparisons depict the changing face of life for Nottingham residents, legal and otherwise. 1960: Maid Marion Way Establishmen...

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Funny story: History Channel - 'What The F***?' Says Top Academic

History Channel - 'What The F***?' Says Top Academic

Digital TV service, The History Channel, has been rubbished by a top historian over its 'crap content.' Prof Ken Lucid has hit out at the channel following a day's viewing and checking the TV schedules. "I don't get much time off," Prof Lucid s...

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Funny story: The Dorking Sentinel: Letters To The Editor

The Dorking Sentinel: Letters To The Editor

Dear Sir, Here I am again (oh no I hear you cry!) with the latest from my researches into the history of the Dorking Sentinels. (For any readers who are not Dorking-bred, and are unaware of the tradition after which your newspaper is named, the Sentinels were originally guardians put in place to watch for the coming of the Danes. After Ethelfrith The Unsteady defeated the Norse King Wolfram...

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Funny story: February 2, 1847: First Victim of Donner Party Dies

February 2, 1847: First Victim of Donner Party Dies

The first victim of the Donner Party died on this date. Her name, Hondo Thwaite, 26 years old, was discovered cold, stiff, and dead. The remaining 87 starving members of the ill-fated expedition to California then had to decide what to do with Ms. Thwaite's remains. Forty voted for a "Hondo Bouillabaise". Twenty voted for a "Hondo Thwaite Barbecue festival. Fifteen voted to saute' her...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - City Centre to Nottingham Castle

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - City Centre to Nottingham Castle

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham From the City Centre - to Nottingham Castle Our local historian, guide, agniologist and pensioner takes you along the route, describing what we sees now, and what was there in his youth and before. The comparisons depict the changing face of life for Nottinghomians. Nottingham City Centre: 1863: We stand in the market-place amidst the horse and ca...

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Funny story: The Dregs of History (7) Wurzel of Clutton

The Dregs of History (7) Wurzel of Clutton

Wurzel of Clutton (952 - 1000) Wurzel of Clutton lived in the time of Ethelred the Unready. He was regarded as a philosophical great by one or two of his fellow drinkers at the Harvester's Arms. He was a farmhand who worked cultivating barley, but only when he wasn't in the Harvester's Arms. Research of the parish records of the time indicate that he had a reputation for being lazy and wastef...

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Funny story: History Review: Queen Anne: The Politics Of Passion, By Anne Somerset

History Review: Queen Anne: The Politics Of Passion, By Anne Somerset

The last Stuart monarch was a key figure in the Glorious Revolution that overthrew her father, James II. She is also famous for her 17 pregnancies and tragically short-lived offspring, a tempestuous friendship with Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, and furniture legs. Ken Lucid casts an eye over this welcome reappraisal... Have you seen how much The First Churchills is on DVD at Amazo...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - The Arboretum

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - The Arboretum

Your tour guide will walk you through the route from Hyson Green, to the Nottingham Arboretum - describing along the way, the current multi-culturally rich lifestyle as opposed to the history of Nottingham in the same area. Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham The Arboretum A place where an extensive variety of woody plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purpos...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Home to the Public Baths

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Home to the Public Baths

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham Home to the Public Baths A guided tour of the route taken in 1963 - comparing it with today. 1963: I'd leave Brookfield Place in the Meadows, with the soot coming down from the railway viaduct, along the cobbled horse manure decorated road, and pass the policeman's bike leant up at Maureen Chapmans house door. Today: Today, we start at the bookmaker...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - The Old Trolley bus route to Bulwell

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - The Old Trolley bus route to Bulwell

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham Our local historian, guide, and pensioner takes you along the route, describing what he sees now, and what was there in his youth and before. The comparisons depict the changing face of life for Nottinghomians. Along the Old Trolleybus 43 route, City Centre to Bulwell. We begin where the old 43 trolleybus stop was situated in the City Centre Slab Squar...

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Funny story: Green Belt construction authorised

Green Belt construction authorised

Helmont Homes have been given the go ahead to build on several sites that were previously declared as being of historical significance, such as the Edwardian Folly on the outskirts of Dorking. "Green belt land is so much cheaper than all this bro...

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Funny story: History Disappearing From Classrooms Is History Already Says Historian

History Disappearing From Classrooms Is History Already Says Historian

A new report on the state of history teaching has been blasted by a leading historian. Figures produced by Conservative MP Chris Skidmore, a member of the Commons all-party group on history, suggest that pupils in fewer than a third of state schoo...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Around the City Centre

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham - Around the City Centre

A stroll around the Council House of Nottingham. Recalling and comparing the quaint and individualistic nature of life in Nottingham comparing the three dates, 1890, 1963, and 2011, at the same location. Long Row East 1890: As you walk up Long Row East, watching out for the cyclists horse drawn trams, and pigeon pooh falling. On your left is the magnificent fascia of the decorative and...

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