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manliness: battles of epping forest

Long hair, tight pants, and other masculine things, then as now, some things don’t change… …But, you might argue, the Renaissance was a time of violent change, one of those exceptional epochs when an old morality was breaking down and … Continue reading

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fire! and “a very fearful stink”

Samuel Pepys diary. There is nothing quite like his account of Restoration England in all its gaudy excess of sex, scandal, fire and plague… The final blow to English morale was the Great Fire of London, which razed most of … Continue reading

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