History Schmistory, June 17: The Good Kind of Good.

1119 – Charles the Good became Count of Flanders. Charles was known for his kindness and generosity towards the less fortunate. You could always count on him! 

Hey look! It’s Good ol’ Charles.

History Schmistory, June 16: Wait, She Didn’t Die?

1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison in Scotland. While we had mentioned in a previous “History Schmistory” that Monty Python says Ms. Mary dies, we were on a mission to find the REAL story. Take that Monty!

In case you missed it, here’s another clip of Mr. Python’s take on the Q of S….

History Schmistory: June 15. Other than that, how was the flight?

1785: Francois de Rozier becomes the first air ballooning fatality. No truth to the to rumor he was texting while ballooning.

Other than that how was the flight?  "Ascension captive d'une montgolfière (Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier) dans les jardins de la papèterie Réveillon, le 19 octobre 1783." Claude-Louis Desrais [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Other than that how was the flight?
“Ascension captive d’une montgolfière (Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier) dans les jardins de la papèterie Réveillon, le 19 octobre 1783.” Claude-Louis Desrais [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory, June 15: FRRREEEEDDDOOOMMMM!

1215 – King John signed Magna Carta in Runnymede, England. Magna Carta was the first document forced onto an English King by a group of his subjects. It also influenced the early settlers in New England and inspired later constitutional documents, including the United States Constitution. We The People say…


Aw Man! Do I have to give up all my controlling powers?

History Schmistory: June 14. Bad Day for the British Monarchy.

1645: Battle of Naseby; Parliamentarians defeat Charles I. Based on the photo, it should have been called the Battle of Noseby.

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History Schmistory, June 14: It’s The Middle of the Night Mister!

1597 – At 4:30 AM, Willem Barents left Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands. He wasn’t the best looking chap, mostly likely from limited beauty sleep.

Introducing Bill “the not so beautiful” Barents!

History Schmistory: June 13. The Peasants are Revolting.

1381: The Peasants Revolt begins in England. Wat Tyler leads a crowd of peasants who spend two glorious days killing the Archbishop of Canterbury and drinking in London. Then Wat Tyler was killed and the revolt ended. They got to keep their swag.

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History Schmistory, June 13: Act One For Adriana.

1655 – Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh became the 1st actress in Amsterdam theater. That diva was never late for dress rehearsal!

You're nailing the happy/sad bipolar thing.


History Schmistory: June 12. Baaaad Blood.

1667: The first successful blood transfusion: Jean-Baptiste Denys transfuses a fifteen year old boy with sheep’s blood.

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History Schmistory, June 12: An (Orange) Juicy Love Story.

1575 – William of Orange married Charlotte de Bourbon (a knock-out nun!). Things may not have worked out in his first two marriages, but I guess that’s why they say third time’s a charm!

His nickname is also William the Silent. Anyone know why?



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