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1325566.  Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:48 am Reply with quote


1325579.  Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:16 am Reply with quote

Thank you! I don't know why I didn't think of gifferising it.

1325580.  Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:55 am Reply with quote

Can be tricky these days a lot of sites will upload gifs and then promptly turn them into MP4s/gifv files which makes displaying them difficult/impossible on some forums.

Stefan Linnemann
1325584.  Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:40 am Reply with quote

This week I learned, that i can be very cool sometimes, 36.6 ℃. No worries. 😎

1326096.  Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:04 am Reply with quote

TIL that "Irn Bru", the carbonated drink of choice in our nothern territiories, is not materially different from any of the others.

1326100.  Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:45 am Reply with quote

Please don't ever say anything like that in or anywhere near Glasgow, men have been known to be eviscerated for such sacrilege.

1326109.  Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:54 pm Reply with quote

I thought that may have been heresy to our Weegie brethren, but seriously, its red cream soda, possibly with a hint of Tizer.

1326111.  Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:07 pm Reply with quote

But criss.

It's made from girders.

1326123.  Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:30 pm Reply with quote

It ain't cream soda, I've always thought it was closer to Tizer than anything.

1326132.  Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:11 am Reply with quote

Hello All.

I'm new to this chatsite, as I usually avoid them as so many become toxic after a while. But this one looks nice and friendly and all the weirdos are weird in a good way. It goes without saying I love QI and I've come up with a really (quite) interesting historical theory which I posted in the "R" thread and I would love to hear what you guys think. If it holds water, it may change how we see English history. I've passed it on to a couple of medievalists on twitter, but so far nobody's responded. Here it is -

Edward V came to the throne on 9 April 1483. But he and his brother Richard were captured by their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester on his way to London. Richard claimed that they, and their sisters were bastards as their father, Edward IV was already married (in secret) before they were born. He then went on to make it official by Parliamentary Act known as the Titulus Regius, which made him king; Richard III.

However, when Henry VII came to the throne in August 1485, he had the Act repealed that year. That means his reign doesn't count, and Richard was never a king, but a pretender/usurper. Even if the Princes in the Tower were murdered before 1485, that would make Elizabeth of York (Henry's wife) next in line, not Richard. So should Richard be counted as a king, or pretender/usurper, and Edward V's reign should be from 1483-1485(?)
Let me know what you think
Here's the text of the Act -

1326135.  Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:35 am Reply with quote

Welcome, Nathan. I see from your profile you're in Adelaide - I'm in Melbourne, with the majority of others here in the UK or USA.

I'm also interested in royal history of that era but can't comment on your question. I am thinking though, that maybe Elizabeth of York couldn't ascend the throne because women couldn't then.

I have several books at home on this topic and the various families but have mislaid some of them in a recent house move.

1326154.  Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:36 am Reply with quote

Hi Awitt

I'm glad you're interested. Your thoughts on Elizabeth of York are the same as mine. I can't seem to find Edward IV's last will and testament online to confirm that was the the line of succession. As far as I can find out, England didn't recognise Salic Law during this time, hence Edward III's claim to the French throne through his mother. If this is the case, Elizabeth would have been queen in her own right.

Upon my further research, if Richard III was a usurper as declared by Parliament, hen all Act, Proclamations, Charters, etc would be null and void. This includes The College of Arms, which was charted by Richard in 1484.

I wish I knew someone who could confirm all this for me. But I don't know and medieval legal scholars, only a few medievalists who have a passing knowledge on the subject. Any ideas?

Thanks again

1326297.  Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:38 am Reply with quote

Via a book on Jungan theories, and studying the habits of bees and their hive habits, I've learnt that the word berserk may have come from Old Norse - with 'ber' meaning bear, (the animal) and 'serk' meaning skin.
Used to mean to change one's coverings.

1326299.  Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 am Reply with quote

TIL Teachers have an amount of time set aside each week for something called PPA, this is preparation, planning, and assessment.
Im not sure about the A but teachers dont seem to be aware of the PP bit?

1326300.  Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:18 am Reply with quote

Always a good idea to watch Horrible Histories

(Words we get from the Vikings)


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