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That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

~ Aldous Huxley ~

History Quote

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

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Medicine in the Medieval Period

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Culture 
During the early middle ages, the science of medicine was in its infancy and progress was often slow. Superstition and speculation ruled but as the period wore on, the discipline grew and knowledge gradually began to blossom leaving some of the stranger beliefs to become nothing more than medieval medicine history.

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Queen Boudicca and Women’s Rights

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : People 
On the edge of the Roman Empire was a backwater island known as Britain, inhabited by the ‘barbarians’ known as the Celts. Unlike the Romans, they afforded women a level of suffrage that included the right to inherit property and to become a tribal leader. Howerver when Queen Boudicca tried to exercise these rights, it led to a revolt that almost saw the Romans defeated and expelled by a band of disgruntled tribesmen.

Read more about how attitudes to women’s rights caused the revolt

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