Just realised its 930. not 830 as I thought. Bugger.
So, I’m watching “The 300 Spartans” yesterday and felt decidedly short changed. There was a distinct lack of Spartans in Speedos. *G* I read that Miller was inspired by that film to do his graphic novels, *blinks* He must have more imagination than me. However I’m glad he has.
I finished “The Seventh Son” and found something wonderful. That I’m finally interested in my own country’s history.
I know that I have several friends – generally from “younger” countries where there – instead of hundreds of years of dates and battles and marriages – there is just generally “and the beautiful dark skinned natives lived in peace with nature until the English came” – who find my previous loathing of history baffling. I suppose it was because it was taught so horribly. For a start it was only taught over 2 years – we could drop it at Third Year unless we were taking it for O level – and for another thing it was so selective. We learned The Wars of the Roses, The Industrial Revolution, the English Civil War, Peasants Revolt – I can’t remember anything else. We didn’t do either World War, or anything about Cromwell, or the Irish “Problem”
Hence I didn’t know about Cromwell being an utter bastard until much later, or anything about the potato famines until I actually went to live in Ireland. Anything else I learned I learned from Shakespeare
So it was with some delight when I started getting as interested in the York and Lancaster debacle as ever I was with GRRM’s world (and yes I understand the reasons for this!) I have realised (way after just about everyone else in the world) that Richard III has been villified, and spun as expertly as any spin doctors of this day and age. How stupid I felt, reading the end of the book and actually longing that Richard would make it – even though I knew that he’d been killed at Bosworth. Idiot that I am.
Well, I’m off to Dad’s. I’m late, even thought I got up an hour early. (or so I thought…) *smites the stupid clocking changing*© Copyright 2007 Erastes, All rights Reserved. Written For: Erastes