“No ruler in the history of the world has ever been able to afford a war. They’re not affordable things.” -- Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel “How much was that in today’s money?” is a frequent question modern readers* ask when the topic of wages and prices pops up in historical contexts. [* It’s weird to… Continue reading Money in the Tudor Era
We're spoiled for choice when it comes to how to say Thomas Cromwell's name: Cromwell, Crumyule, Crummle, Cromell. All are right and all are wrong; let's embrace the mystery!
[* High school is never the best time of your life and if you are living a life where that seems to be the case -- where you think you can make a legitimate, stickable argument, you are wrong but I love you high school was terrible.]
If it's too hot at a family picnic, terrible secrets will come out, crabbily. If it's too hot in England, you find the remains of some lovely secret gardens.
Please take some time and tell me what you would do to act like Henry VIII. Mine is "injure myself doing something dumb and then getting some kind of syphilis, so find another way.
Guys, what am I supposed to do with this?
It's just, guys, sometimes I get so tired.