themediaevalist
sagenundlegenden:

Beguinage of Bruges.  Beguinages were lay communities founded by women for women beginning in the 13th century in the Low Countries, which allowed for independent living without the stricter lifestyle of nunneries.  They funded themselves by handcrafts such as weaving and through inheritances.  The decline of beguine communities during the Reformation is one example of how women lost status in early modern social shifts.

sagenundlegenden:

Beguinage of Bruges.  Beguinages were lay communities founded by women for women beginning in the 13th century in the Low Countries, which allowed for independent living without the stricter lifestyle of nunneries.  They funded themselves by handcrafts such as weaving and through inheritances.  The decline of beguine communities during the Reformation is one example of how women lost status in early modern social shifts.

themediaevalist
bantarleton:

“Bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil”On this day in 1461 the Battle of Towton was fought during the English Wars of the Roses, near the village of Towton in Yorkshire. It brought about a change of monarchs in England, with the victor, the Yorkist Edward, 4th Duke of York (who became King Edward IV) having displaced the Lancastrian King Henry VI as king, and thus drove the head of the Lancastrians and his key supporters out of the country.It was “probably the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil”. According to chroniclers, more than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for hours amidst a snowstorm on that day, which was Palm Sunday. A pamphlet circulated a week after the battle reported that 28,000 died on the battlefield.

bantarleton:

“Bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil”

On this day in 1461 the Battle of Towton was fought during the English Wars of the Roses, near the village of Towton in Yorkshire. It brought about a change of monarchs in England, with the victor, the Yorkist Edward, 4th Duke of York (who became King Edward IV) having displaced the Lancastrian King Henry VI as king, and thus drove the head of the Lancastrians and his key supporters out of the country.

It was “probably the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil”. According to chroniclers, more than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for hours amidst a snowstorm on that day, which was Palm Sunday. A pamphlet circulated a week after the battle reported that 28,000 died on the battlefield.

ifnotyouwhoelse

ifnotyouwhoelse:

“What is behind this generation of hard-working, strait-laced kids?”
Outstanding article about the generation Y, their wishes and struggles to live a happy life.Backed up with plenty of statistics and research, the column deals with all the clichés that those born between 1985 and 1995 are called upon.

This is not a generation so jaded that it can never be bothered to protest. Despite its troubles, it is increasingly liberal. Those born in the 1980s and 1990s are sharply less prejudiced against people of other races or sexual orientations than their parents were.
Their political disengagement in part reflects disenchantment—but it is also a straightforward response to an era when politics simply seems to matter less.