This week was the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion at Normandy. 93 year old Xenia, OH veteran Jim Martin marked the event by parachuting again to the same site. Meanwhile, women’s efforts are also gaining recognition.
Did you ever wonder what kinds of jobs people had in the Middle Ages? (Hint: there were more options than just the “Butcher, Baker, and Candlestick Maker” in the old nursery song).
Curious about the intersection of social media and history scholarship, one #Twitterstorian crowd-sourced and Storyfied the answers he got. Do you agree?
Always game for mystery and conspiracy, we learned more this week about how historians perceive and discuss the elusive Illuminati.
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