Category Archives: Early Modern History

Officers and Men

Throughout much of history, there has been a divide between officers and enlisted men up to modern day. However, this was especially prevalent in societies with a much more defined class divide than we have today. It’s traditionally known that … Continue reading

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Helping Make History More Interesting: William Hogarth

Few have heard of William Hogarth, an engraver in 18th century England. He was known for his very detailed pictures of subjects ranging from the usual portraits to most significantly, his satirical drawings and cartoon strips providing commentary on social … Continue reading

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Sharpe Series Passes Muster :)

Recently, I discovered this TV series made in the early 90’s about this Napoleonic war era officer named Richard Sharpe. It is based off a series of novels by Bernard Cornwell about an officer who was raised from the ranks … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Brings History to Life!

The premise of this movie is that these two kids, Bill and Ted, who are teenage rebels, need to pass their history class in order for Ted not to be sent to military school. Both are not studious and would … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman

In the early 1800’s the Dutch occupied South Africa. As future history showed, the Dutch have not treated the indigenous population kindly then and up into the late 20th century. In general, the attitude at that time was very imperialist, … Continue reading

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The Witch: Movie Review

The Witch is a new movie that came out in 2015. The premise is a Puritan family from roughly the 1630’s is banished from the colony due to the father’s intense religious beliefs that disagree with the established church. The … Continue reading

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Early Modern Theater

Perhaps the most famous Early Modern plays we all know of are by William Shakespeare. The bane of many a high schooler, and meticulously studied by English majors worldwide, Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into numerous world languages and touch … Continue reading

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