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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:
The last time I was there was the week before that. Had a couple of trips through. Once with the wife for night out and the a couple of trips to see the museums and castle with the kids. Didn't go in the Viking centre this year, got a 3 year old so its a waste doing anything like that til he calms the fuck down. Mainly sword and axe fighting along the walls and in the park where the Yorkshire museum is. I don't live too far away so its a easy trip and worth doing fairly often for us, certainly prefer York than going in to Leeds or Sheff. A lot of stuff for everyone too.
 
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Interesting wee video on the rise of the Incan Empire:



It's a shame they didn't have written language.


The way the Spanish conquered them is fucking brutal. Such a ridiculous beatdown. Particularly Pizzaro's capture of Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca with just a few men.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cajamarca

Turns up there against tens of thousands of Incans with less than 200 men and absolutely massacres them and captures their leader. All based on the Incas 100% not understanding the situation they were in or the motives of the Spanish.

Probably the most mental meeting of 2 alien civilisations ever.
 

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Interesting wee video on the rise of the Incan Empire:



It's a shame they didn't have written language.


The way the Spanish conquered them is fucking brutal. Such a ridiculous beatdown. Particularly Pizzaro's capture of Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca with just a few men.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cajamarca

Turns up there against tens of thousands of Incans with less than 200 men and absolutely massacres them and captures their leader. All based on the Incas 100% not understanding the situation they were in or the motives of the Spanish.

Probably the most mental meeting of 2 alien civilisations ever.
Might have to watch that when I get home.

New History Buffs video out too, about Captain Phillips.

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Might have to watch that when I get home.

New History Buffs video out too, about Captain Phillips.

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It's nothing groundbreaking, just a simple 10 minute video on the beginnings of the Incan Empire, a bit on their soldiers and their origin mythology. I just thought it was nice due to only really ever reading about the end days, though tbf it only lasted like 100 years...
 
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The last time I was there was the week before that. Had a couple of trips through. Once with the wife for night out and the a couple of trips to see the museums and castle with the kids. Didn't go in the Viking centre this year, got a 3 year old so its a waste doing anything like that til he calms the fuck down. Mainly sword and axe fighting along the walls and in the park where the Yorkshire museum is. I don't live too far away so its a easy trip and worth doing fairly often for us, certainly prefer York than going in to Leeds or Sheff. A lot of stuff for everyone too.
Cool I am going to York for a bit in June, assumed it was the kind of place I would like. Already scoped out some old shit shit to go and see including pubs.
 
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Cool I am going to York for a bit in June, assumed it was the kind of place I would like. Already scoped out some old shit shit to go and see including pubs.
That's one thing you guys are really lucky for. Australia and NZ to an even greater extent are awesome for unspoiled natural beauty, but there's nothing with any real history.

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That is true.
You go to see an old Maori fortress in the North Island and they hype the hell out of it, but then you realize hey, there's pubs in England that have been in continuous operation for twice as long as that's been there. :lol:

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Cool I am going to York for a bit in June, assumed it was the kind of place I would like. Already scoped out some old shit shit to go and see including pubs.

Not sure if you get the chance, but Lincoln is a great old city too. The cathederal is impressive and the castle is a real stunner fr all the things it has in it including the Magna Carta.
 
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Not sure if you get the chance, but Lincoln is a great old city too. The cathederal is impressive and the castle is a real stunner fr all the things it has in it including the Magna Carta.
Never did get the chance also realised I never posted pics I took. But York was great, I loved it:





Got more but dont wanna clog up the thread
 
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Also went to Whitby for a few hours, town itself was a generic tacky seaside shithole imo, but it was cool getting to the Abbey.

I love Whitby, it does have a mix of really tacky old-school British seaside and the historic parts of town. We used to go a lot as a kid and I loved the amusements and stuff, the shit shops. I now love going and seeing the historic stuff, lots of hidden little places tucked up there, some great little museums or odd bits like the graves of the folk who went missing on the cliff tops that helped inspire the Dracula story. The Whitby museum used to be amazing, it has probably changed now but it used to be really old school with just everything thrown in on top of each other like Egyptian prices, stories of lost sea vessels and all the fossils. Amazing place. Good for a night out too with plenty of live entertainment.

I feel the same for York, it's easy just to walk round the modern parts and just shop in the Disney shop, HMV and Blacks. Shambles Street looks great, but is now just Harry Potter and plastic tourist shops...the Harry Potter shop is cool though.

Grea pics btw.
 
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I recently paid my last visit to OTH and I spotted a history thread and thought ‘fuck me, a decent and original thread’.

So, I decided to search here to see if there was one on history......as every thread over there is a rip off of every thread here.....and lo and behold, here it is.

How the fuck did I miss this? Great thread @Haggis
 
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Haggis

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I recently paid my last visit to OTH and I spotted a history thread and thought ‘fuck me, a decent and original thread’.

So, I decided to search here to see if there was one on history......as every thread over there is a rip off of every thread here.....and lo and behold, here it is.

How the fuck did I miss this? Great thread @Haggis
I'm such a useless cunt and forum cancer that half of those idiots' lounge is cut and paste jobs of threads I started over here. :lol: Someone needs to notify me when their eerie/creepy thread appears. :yep

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Interesting wee video on the rise of the Incan Empire:



It's a shame they didn't have written language.


The way the Spanish conquered them is fucking brutal. Such a ridiculous beatdown. Particularly Pizzaro's capture of Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca with just a few men.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cajamarca

Turns up there against tens of thousands of Incans with less than 200 men and absolutely massacres them and captures their leader. All based on the Incas 100% not understanding the situation they were in or the motives of the Spanish.

Probably the most mental meeting of 2 alien civilisations ever.
The Incas lacked guns and horses and, at the time, didn't even know what either were. Even after realizing what they were up against later, they still couldn't take out the Spanish who had better technology for war. And smallpox was wiping them out before they had even seen a Spaniard. The empire was already divided from smallpox.
 
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Posted these on the OTH thread, so may as well post in the original too.

I recommend historyhub.ie podcasts for Irish history, they are maybe a bit academic because they are generally recordings of talks and lectures rather than specifically recorded for podcasting, but there is a lot of super interesting stuff. e.g. The Irish Revolution, which is a recording of Michael Laffan's course covering the Home Rule crisis through to the civil war. Briliant introduction to the subject and Laffan is very engaging and easy to listen to.

http://historyhub.ie/theirishrevolution

Biased, but the best is the Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference Podcasts, these are definitely very academic as you will see by some of the titles of the papers that are presented, but very interesting and I am sure everyone could find something interesting. I will recommend some of my supervisors talks:

Dr John Cunningham (QUB) - An after game at Irish: Clement Walker and the Conquest of Ireland in 1649

Dr John Cunningham (TCD/Freiburg). Divided conquerors – martial law and the politics of conquest in Ireland, 1649 to 1653.

Dr John Cunningham (TCD/Freiburg) Bohemia and Ireland in the seventeenth century – Comparable histories.
 

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Actually went back to York the day after I last posted in here. Went around the castle and did some sword fighting and walked the old part. We went to have a look at the new theatre that has been erected, it was meant to be in the style of the Globe theatre and shows Shakespearian plays. Unfortunately it is a horrible plastic built thing with simple scaffolding inside and looks crap, the plays are also set in more modern eras even if the cast do look pretty good name wise.




The stage looks good at least. As you can see the actual building is shocking.

 
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Actually went back to York the day after I last posted in here. Went around the castle and did some sword fighting and walked the old part. We went to have a look at the new theatre that has been erected, it was meant to be in the style of the Globe theatre and shows Shakespearian plays. Unfortunately it is a horrible plastic built thing with simple scaffolding inside and looks crap, the plays are also set in more modern eras even if the cast do look pretty good name wise.




The stage looks good at least. As you can see the actual building is shocking.

That was on when I was there, opening weekend I think. Went to see Macbeth and it was a great experience when your inside, it was set in the original time period anyway. Really good show.

Thought the building looked ok since its a pop up thing in a car park. Oh and its modelled on the Rose Theatre, to nitpick.