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Historical moments
Sarah Louise
Sarah Louise1 year ago
I was lucky enough recently to travel right down to the bottom of England to Hastings to see the 950th anniversary battle re-enactment, and it got me wondering... what moment in all of history would you like to have witnessed??
Mine is possibly Leonardo da Vinci putting the first brush stroke on the Mona Lisa, or the battle of Bosworth and the events surrounding it.
FionaDaydreamer
FionaDaydreamer1 year ago
One would be the Victorian era in London, having tea with Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker.
The other would be to fill today's mystery of how the monks managed to create the Book of Kells around 700 AD and where precisely.
Out of pure fashion sense like to experience the roaring 1920s in America as in Europe and the 1980s.
Perhaps retracing my family line, discovering how and why one of my ancestors stepped into the French knighthood and another in becoming in northern Germany a dyke reeve (Deichgraf).
And there's one more but it's far from pleasant and only research reasons for my story and most likely will put my life at risk one way or the other; so far I've gathered from that historic person, Vladimir 3rd Draculea in the 1450s today's Romania.
Sarah Louise
Sarah Louise1 year ago
@FionaDaydreamer, that's really interesting! I'd have to agree with you on the family side, it'd be so amazing knowing who your ancestors were and what they were doing 100, 200, 300, 400 years ago!
Emoddess
Emoddess1 year ago
It's awesome that you got to see the re-enactment on your own! I've only seen those things on a documentary on TV haha
I think it's probably due to curiosity but I think I'll probably choose one of those medieval times of King Arthur. Some say he was an actual person, while others say he's not and I don't know, maybe witnessing when he first became King, or when he wield the Excalibur? I probably watched too much Merlin ._.
Sarah Louise
Sarah Louise1 year ago
@Emoddess, I actually didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did! It was my dad's idea, but I'm converted now! Battle re-enactments are the way to go!! Definitely try and get to one if you get the chance!! I've always been taught that Arthur was mythical but who knows?? There's a lot of our history that we're still just guessing about
Emoddess
Emoddess1 year ago
@Sarah Louise, Hahaha I guess so!
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