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Sunday 24 January 2016
by Wulf
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The Longbow Puzzle

I don’t think I’ve spent too many sleepless nights worrying about why many medieval nations stuck with using crossbows when England switched to the superior longbow. In fact, as much as I’d thought about it at all, I’d assumed that … Continue reading

Tuesday 18 August 2015
by Wulf
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100 Years of Men’s Fashion

I found this video fascinating: That said, I’m not quite sure where I fit in the timestream? Living my own alternative history, I guess!

Wednesday 8 April 2015
by Wulf
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Back in Time for Dinner

That is the punalicious title of a history series currently on the BBC (check the food section of iPlayer or the programme website). Working from the UK National Food Survey and other sources, the producers have been taking a family … Continue reading

Wednesday 14 January 2015
by Wulf
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Time Capsules in Paper

With a pile of books finished and ready to return to the library and, doutbtless, another pile soon to replace them, I thought I would sieze the opportunity to re-read something from my own shelves and picked out Walden Two … Continue reading

Thursday 11 December 2014
by Wulf
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A Short History of… Bass!

Thanks to Benjamin’s Bass Guitar Blog, I came across this amazing video this morning: Running at about eight minutes long, it would be fascinating if the history of bass playing from the viola da gamba to modern masters was composed … Continue reading