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:lol: I know the vanity! But not gonna lie, it is pretty good and I got a first for it. Though I just noticed there's a typo in the abstract :rofl

Doing my MA at the minute, my diss is gonna be titled 'Thomas Waring, the Writing of History and New English Identity in Seventeenth Century Ireland'. In terms of long-term goals I am gonna wait and see how I do in the MA, if I get a distinction (or a high commendation but distinction in the diss) then I will probably look to get funding for my phd - my supervisor asked me if I was going to apply this year so he seems to think I would have the ability, but just wanna wait and see. The MA dissertation will obviously be tougher.

If not, then I'll still have an MA under my belt and look for some sort of random graduate job, civil service etc.
:lol: On a scale of 1-10 how much has spotting that typo just peeved you? Looking forward to having a read. It must take some pretty hefty patience sifting through all them primary sources.

PHD would be saucy as fuck.
 
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:lol: On a scale of 1-10 how much has spotting that typo just peeved you? Looking forward to having a read. It must take some pretty hefty patience sifting through all them primary sources.

PHD would be saucy as fuck.
I'd say a solid 9 lol. I've just noticed a few others ffs reading it back (and haven't looked at it since shortly after graduation) it's usually the same thing where I'll think the word in my head as I type the sentence but then not actually type it. Oh well, I guess this is why actual publishers use professional proof-readers! :lol:

It can be a bit of a grind sifting through the primary sources, but enjoyable too and that's really the meat and bones of the discipline, especially when you find some interesting things. I was also lucky enough in that the sources I needed to use where all digitised and transcribed, mostly the 1641 depositions which saved me both the trouble of having to actually read the originals (though they are published in book form too I think). But in manuscript form they are very tough...

For example here is one of the many I used:



Thankfully, it's already been transcribed :lol: That says that

"Henry Steele Curat of Cluntubbrid under Mr Humphrey Galbraith Archdeacon of Cloghur; being Schoolmaster in the towne of Monaghan sworne & examined deposeth that on the 23th of October 1641 hee together with all the rest of Brittish inhabitants of the said Towne were <a> robbed & Imprisoned by Art Roe mc Patrick mc Art Moile mc Mahone..."

You have to make an account but you can view all the depositions here, also gives some context, background details etc. They are a very interesting and invaluable source for the rebellion -

http://1641.tcd.ie/

The other day I was down in the National Library of Ireland looking at this manuscript, of which there are only two copies (the other is in the British Library):

 
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I'd say a solid 9 lol. I've just noticed a few others ffs reading it back (and haven't looked at it since shortly after graduation) it's usually the same thing where I'll think the word in my head as I type the sentence but then not actually type it. Oh well, I guess this is why actual publishers use professional proof-readers! :lol:

It can be a bit of a grind sifting through the primary sources, but enjoyable too and that's really the meat and bones of the discipline, especially when you find some interesting things. I was also lucky enough in that the sources I needed to use where all digitised and transcribed, mostly the 1641 depositions which saved me both the trouble of having to actually read the originals (though they are published in book form too I think). But in manuscript form they are very tough...

For example here is one of the many I used:



Thankfully, it's already been transcribed :lol: That says that

"Henry Steele Curat of Cluntubbrid under Mr Humphrey Galbraith Archdeacon of Cloghur; being Schoolmaster in the towne of Monaghan sworne & examined deposeth that on the 23th of October 1641 hee together with all the rest of Brittish inhabitants of the said Towne were <a> robbed & Imprisoned by Art Roe mc Patrick mc Art Moile mc Mahone..."

You have to make an account but you can view all the depositions here, also gives some context, background details etc. They are a very interesting and invaluable source for the rebellion -

http://1641.tcd.ie/

The other day I was down in the National Library of Ireland looking at this manuscript, of which there are only two copies (the other is in the British Library):

That is cool as fuck looking at the actual copies. I can barely read my own handwriting sometimes, let alone that.
 
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That is cool as fuck looking at the actual copies. I can barely read my own handwriting sometimes, let alone that.
Yeah it's definitely cool, I really need to get better at it. There's a whole subject called Palaeography which deals with reading old hand-writing, so I need to get studying lol.
 
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:lol: I know the vanity! But not gonna lie, it is pretty good and I got a first for it. Though I just noticed there's a typo in the abstract :rofl

Doing my MA at the minute, my diss is gonna be titled 'Thomas Waring, the Writing of History and New English Identity in Seventeenth Century Ireland'. In terms of long-term goals I am gonna wait and see how I do in the MA, if I get a distinction (or a high commendation but distinction in the diss) then I will probably look to get funding for my phd - my supervisor asked me if I was going to apply this year so he seems to think I would have the ability, but just wanna wait and see. The MA dissertation will obviously be tougher.

If not, then I'll still have an MA under my belt and look for some sort of random graduate job, civil service etc.
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On this day in 1836 The Battle of the Alamo took place. 187 Texan volunteers, including frontiersman Day Crockett, were killed when 3,000 Mexican soldiers stormed the Alamo Mission in San Antonio. Their deaths became a rallying cry for the Texan Revolution.
 
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On this day in 1836 The Battle of the Alamo took place. 187 Texan volunteers, including frontiersman Day Crockett, were killed when 3,000 Mexican soldiers stormed the Alamo Mission in San Antonio. Their deaths became a rallying cry for the Texan Revolution.
Remember the Alamo
 
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This is a really cool painting actually, puts me in mind of this famous one about the battle of culloden.



I think it's the way the fella on the left is swinging his rifle above his head. But I suppose battle scenes are all bound to look a bit alike.

Was listening to some of those BBC In Our Time Podcasts lately, listened to the one about the '45 Rebellion the other day. That's a very interesting period in British history as well, Culloden was the last battle fought on British soil, the end of Jacobitism, the last Scottish revolt and ultimately marked the end of Highland culture. That's a fascinating what-if, what if the revolt had been successful?
 

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This is a really cool painting actually, puts me in mind of this famous one about the battle of culloden.



I think it's the way the fella on the left is swinging his rifle above his head. But I suppose battle scenes are all bound to look a bit alike.

Was listening to some of those BBC In Our Time Podcasts lately, listened to the one about the '45 Rebellion the other day. That's a very interesting period in British history as well, Culloden was the last battle fought on British soil, the end of Jacobitism, the last Scottish revolt and ultimately marked the end of Highland culture. That's a fascinating what-if, what if the revolt had been successful?


I went to Culloden as a kid. Intend to go again, but it's so damn far, you get to Scotland and drive forever and then its just another few hours away to the end of the world. One of my favorite battes though.

On paintings my mother in law was a fantastic artists. Professional for a time. She painted me this for my birthday one year and it's an amazing copy.



I love the old Sharp series and the Napoleonic period of history so it was perfect for me. I have it hanging in the hallway next to a Degas and a couple of Van Goghs, we have a few Monets somewhere too.
 
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I went to Culloden as a kid. Intend to go again, but it's so damn far, you get to Scotland and drive forever and then its just another few hours away to the end of the world. One of my favorite battes though.

On paintings my mother in law was a fantastic artists. Professional for a time. She painted me this for my birthday one year and it's an amazing copy.



I love the old Sharp series and the Napoleonic period of history so it was perfect for me. I have it hanging in the hallway next to a Degas and a couple of Van Goghs, we have a few Monets somewhere too.
That looks class :thumbsup
 
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I went to Culloden as a kid. Intend to go again, but it's so damn far, you get to Scotland and drive forever and then its just another few hours away to the end of the world. One of my favorite battes though.

On paintings my mother in law was a fantastic artists. Professional for a time. She painted me this for my birthday one year and it's an amazing copy.



I love the old Sharp series and the Napoleonic period of history so it was perfect for me. I have it hanging in the hallway next to a Degas and a couple of Van Goghs, we have a few Monets somewhere too.
That's unreal. Shoutout Davids Tennant and Bowie.
 
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Bought a couple of books on the US Civil War, General Lee and Ullysess Grant. I re watched the Gettysburg film last year.

One thing that has always bothered me was WHY THE FUCK DID LEE DO PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING HE DID AT THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG? A great general, but he fucked up real bad so often during the build up and during the actual battle that I can't grasp his decisions.
 
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Just went on an ebay spree bidding on all sorts of random old coins but I don't have a clue how to spot whether they're fakes or not... Anyone here ever fucked with old coins?
 
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Also I went here last month and it was great: https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/

It had stuff from dinosaurs to ancient Britain to Romans to vikings to medieval artefacts. Loads of interesting exhibits and swords and that.

I swear you could go to York a dozen times and find new stuff each time.
 
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Fuck when did you go? I was in York quite a bit last month.
Somewhere round the 28th of March I think. Was oop north visiting my dad. You see much there? Did you check out the Jorvik Centre? I went there last time and the animatronic Vikings are like something out of Westworld :lol: