It looks like I have to clarify. I’m not taking requests right now, because my list is really long, just finally filling them. Whatever is in my ask right now will be added to the list but after this any requests will be ignored (unless I really really like them—but that’s not an invitation).
allow me to be a weirdo and say thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou for posting the roman catacombs today! i have a test on roman funerary art/architecture in t-minus one hour and this totally qualifies as last minute studying!
oh! request: can a girl get some french revolution up in here?
You’re welcome! And oh man that sounds like an epic test, a friend of mine would be jealous (she’s doing her senior thesis on sarcophagi).
I’m getting to my requests finally, and some of these are a little too broad. I don’t know everything there is to know about history, so you’re going to have to help me out a bit here guys. For the following requests, I need some specifics. That could be anything, like a time period, or a person, or an event.
Hi, I just thought I'd let you know that I am currently in AP Euro and have been reading your blog for a while! I love your posts and they have actually become a good tool for review. Good luck on May 6th!!
I’m so glad that I’ve been helpful! That’s my main goal in life, really. Be useful. Out of curiosity, how do you use my blog for review? I’m just curious because I’m really interested in education theory.
He was a pharaoh of Egypt who came to power in the 1300s BCE. Originally, this dude’s name was Amenhotep IV, but that was too mainstream for Akhenaten, who changed his name, as well as the entire religion of Egypt.
Well, as that centurion says, "Cleopatra's in Egypt. And dead." (That line gets me EVERY TIME.) So really, I'm not sure that Timey Wimey DW has any historical merit. Which is totally cool with because timey wimey ball. So by flimsy I mean that if this blog were SRS BSNS, then we wouldn't get such awesome tags as "The French know how to party". /emma is wordy and whovian.
XD I’m glad you enjoy my favorite tag that I have. I figure, this isn’t my job. It’s my entertainment. So why would I be serious about it?
I love that line, and the fact that it exists means that DW has historical merit. XD
After that very flimsy inclusion of that Pandorica Opens gif with River, can I just say that I love this blog and everything it chooses to be? The Who references just...I'm in love. You're fantastic.
Flimsy? I don’t know what to take that to mean exactly but I’ll go with it <3 XD And thank you! I figure I post random history-related things about movies all the time, why not about Doctor Who? Though that was a stretch.
"LET THE STAIN OF INNOCENT BLOOD BE REMOVED FROM THE LAND". When this—the most famous reward poster in American history—was circulated, days after the first presidential assassination, only John Wilkes Booth, Herold and Surratt had been positively identified as conspirators in the murderous plot. Herold escaped with Booth to Virginia, where, six days after this poster, they were surrounded by a detachment of Union soldiers in a tobacco barn. Herold surrendered, but Booth refused to give himself up and was fatally shot. (Herold was subsequently tried, convicted and executed with other conspirators on 6 June 1865. Surratt escaped to Europe but was brought back for trial in 1867.)
The broadside is known in two separate printings (the present corresponds to the second printing, first issue). All were printed within a very brief time. Many copies lack the albumen photographs of the conspirators.
Miri: I didn’t accept this at first because I posted the image earlier. I kept it in the ask box though, because the summary at the bottom is fantastic. Now that it’s been a little longer, I thought I’d accept it.