Monthly Archives: October 2015

John Taylor and Henry Walker’s Pamphlet Wars

Did you know that in the 1600’s, people published some harsh stuff! One may think of today’s tabloids and magazines having scathing, hurtful gossip about people, but it turns out, people in the past were no different! An amusing situation … Continue reading

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The Great Columbus Day Controversy

Not many holidays have big controversies. There is the supposed “war on Christmas” by religious groups, but other than that, many holidays are celebrated without much opposition. Not Columbus Day, however. To many, it is a long waited day off … Continue reading

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The Soldier’s Catechism (a.k.a., “Cromwell’s Brain-Washing Manual”)

During the English Civil War in the 1600’s, Cromwell made a book for his army called “The Soldier’s Catechism”. It was all about how to be a good soldier, a good Christian and whose side you’re supposed to be on, … Continue reading

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