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More science in Defiance, plus a video roundup with medieval peasants, racial misunderstandings, and gorillas

Recent science in the media thing, that I’m actually pretty cool with: The 9th episode of Defiance had a plague. And instead of the silly medical-doctor-comes-up-with-a-cure-on-the-spot plot, the characters are waiting for a cure to arrive, since it’s been made … Continue reading

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Tam Lin and Mediaeval Baebes

Tam Lin is  a Scottish ballad, the titular character being a man who had been taken by the fairy Queen. The story follows Janet, a young woman who happens upon Tam Lin and rescues him from the fairies. Typically, she … Continue reading

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Hark! A Vagrant, on Courtly Love

Hark! A Vagrant is a series of mostly one-off comics by Kate Beaton, often focused on history topics. Today I’d like to highlight one of her comics, on courtly love. I took a class on medieval history where the professor … Continue reading

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Black Death Music Video

The youtube channel has a lot of music videos for various history topics. Can’t promise I’ll never post another one, because some of them are pretty cool. For this video in particular, I’d never actually heard about the the tongue … Continue reading

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