Going Above & Beyond

APRIL 25TH What went through the headOf the inventorThe great ideaTo rewardMindless crimeWith the loss of one's head 1792: Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier Fun Fact:During the Reign of Terror (June 1793 to July 1794) about 17,000 people were guillotined. Former King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were executed at … Continue reading Going Above & Beyond

Death in Wars of Expansion

APRIL 24TH Beware the glorious horsethat rocks on steady groundIf one is to look beyond the courseThe problem will be found 1184 BC: The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date) A fight for the home we are missing?OrAn act of territorial pissing? 1877: Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman … Continue reading Death in Wars of Expansion

Price Paid Over Time

APRIL 23RD Jealousy, betrayal, revenge,Royal crumpets and jamWomen's empowermentOn display in a playIn what the critics callFun for the whole famAnd all wrapped uplike nothing you've ever seenStaged in a comedy for the queen 1597: William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance What a … Continue reading Price Paid Over Time