Medium Aevum: Statement from the living, collateral descendants of King Richard III
The Plantagenet Alliance does hereby most respectfully demand that the remains of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England and our mutual ancestor, be returned to the City of York for formal, ceremonial re-burial.
We believe that such an interment was the desire of King Richard in…
WE AT LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY SECOND THIS DEMAND
8:35 pm • 5 September 2013
“If love is something you cherish, it is hard to glean much joy from death, even in one’s enemies.”
Russell Brand on Margaret Thatcher: ‘I always felt sorry for her children’
I can’t claim to have any political feelings about Margaret Thatcher’s death, and am only linking to the article to give credit where it’s due. But I have always found this sentiment true in my own experience and the way Russell Brand articulated it resonated with me.
2:06 pm • 10 April 2013
Q: How many historians does it take to change a lightbulb?
"Finally, a new generation of neo-conservative historians have concluded that the light never needed changing in the first place, and have praised political leaders like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher for bringing back the old bulb. Clearly, much additional research remains to be done."
2:41 pm • 21 March 2013
Goodbye, '30 Rock': Why The Tina Fey Comedy Was So Special
Just finished watching the series finale of Friday Night Lights, tomorrow is the series finale of 30 Rock, and by Friday I will probably have dropped dead from all the feelings.
1:44 pm • 30 January 2013
"We shouldn’t stay silent when someone gropes us. And when one girl protests that a man is being inappropriate, then every single woman and every righteous man in her vicinity should join in public condemnation of the perpetrator."
My friend John shared this article on of his friends wrote about the recent rape-related events in India. It’s worth reading, and I think her proposals can be applied broadly. Turning a blind eye to this sort of behavior is tantamount to accepting it, and I hope to stop doing that in the future.
5:27 pm • 2 January 2013
The Secret Lives of Objects: Festive Frocks
My friend Piia has been going through the most fabulous collection of dresses in the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection. Sparkly vintage dresses just in time for the holidays!
10:42 am • 26 November 2012
Richard III dig: Leicester Cathedral burial confirmed
"But it’s kind of a monstrous act when you know that the former king of England had expressed the desire and a wish to be buried at York Minster."
1:48 pm • 30 October 2012
Texas Student Luis Veloz Named 2012 GLSEN Student Advocate of the Year
Y’all, I had nothing to do with this achievement, but I’m gonna toot my own horn and say I am so proud to have had Luis as a student during my teacher training. This kid works so hard, all the time, and it is an honor to be able to say I know him.
4:49 am • 3 October 2012