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26 September 2010 @ 06:30 pm
hee.  
I am now actually getting my historical news from Doctor Who communities (in this case doctoreleven).

"Rare Roman suit of armour found at Caerleon dig"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11288684

(Why do I not actually have a tag for Romano-British stuff?)
 
 
 
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 28th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
Makes sense. Everything I know, I learned from Star Trek.
tempestsarekind: don't get clever in latin! [donna]tempestsarekind on September 28th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
I once saw a program about how Star Trek had inspired all these scientists to create things, so why not?
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 28th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
I once saw a program about how Star Trek had inspired all these scientists to create things, so why not?
It's very true. Nichelle Nichols inspired lots of women to drop home ec for science. Some of us even did quite well.

Star Trek also inspired lots of medical advances as to the possibilty of advancement.

And Doctor Who, (well actually Harry Potter) inpsired me to look deeper into English history than the glut I got Western Civ at college.



Edited at 2010-09-28 07:54 pm (UTC)
tempestsarekind: all the world's a stagetempestsarekind on September 29th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
That is supposed to be a part of the BBC's remit, isn't it? Doctor Who was nominally educational...
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 29th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think the First Doctor was supposed to be educational, but it really didn't inspire me at all as I was in High School by the time it debut on Canadian Television (I lived close enough to Canada to get theri programing then). I was more inspired to do historical research after the Wives of Henry the VIII and Elizabeth R. CBC ran a stage performance of Beckett with Keith Mitchell as Henry II that was lovely. Doctor Who, especially Season Three got me interested in more contemporary history beyond what we learned about the World Wars.
tempestsarekind: viola readingtempestsarekind on September 29th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I think most of my interest in odd historical stuff was spurred by fantasy novels, specials on the Discovery Channel, and Shakespeare. :)
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 29th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
My initial interest in American so-called minority history was inspired by Grandmother's nearly life long familial research. From her I knew where to look at least for American History. Looking at the history of Africans in America, helps searching through British Miniority histories, since we have a shared heritage.
tempestsarekind: martha at the globetempestsarekind on September 29th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, that makes sense.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 29th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
It did?

I meant to say, I got my love of history from my Grandmother; she knew books and hisotrians, and how to search for the kind of books where the librarian stands next to you and turns the pages!

I wonder if the "Rareness" of the Roman suit of armour was because few Romans, even if they fought in the British Isles were buried here.

tempestsarekind: don't get clever in latin! [donna]tempestsarekind on September 29th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
I just meant that it makes sense that you would develop an interest in history when you had the example of someone who also loved it!

The article seemed to suggest that one of the problems is that the metal of the suits doesn't survive well in the wet British soil.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 29th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I know, I just saw my typos and confused as to what I meant myself.

As to the armor-- one would think the Brits would have kept some trophies.

tempestsarekind: rory died and turned into a romantempestsarekind on September 29th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Well, it was a long time ago. :) Who knows what happened to them?