BY will be jumping on your ' disillusion ' ere longA-Four wrote:It's funny you should mention this Carrie, two very interesting programs on the B.B.C. this week. One was about photography, a very famous photograph of Winston Churchill, sat looking rather gruff with no cigar in his mouth, was only achieved when, without warning the photographer snatched the thing from Churchill's mouth. This information would never have been given out in Churchill's life time.carrie wrote:
Unfortunately it's not only Egyptologists who use selective information to prove a point, read the historians accounts of the same incidents and depending on their own bias's you get a different interpretation.
The other program was about the disillusion of the monasteries in the reign of Henry V111. Presented by a quite young woman, who evidently had spent earlier years as a Goth, I captivated with practically every word she said. She explained quite well that this act by Henry had very little to do with the refusal by the Pope to allow him a divorce, and her evidence was quite stunning.
For the first time ordinary people, who are not readers of history, suddenly realised that all they had been taught at school on this subject was not quite true. A pleasant change from those two old 'head in the sand' self authoritarians Schama, and his mate.
By Scharma's mate do you mean David Starkey? I rather thought they hated one another. I'd love to see a televised debate between the old Jew and the old Queen. I rather like them both.
I think your goth historian was spot on if she was saying the dissolution (sic) of the monasteries was all about money. Henry VIII didn't only inherit the throne from his father. He inherited his avaricious nature and found in Cromwell the ideal servant to satisfy his appetite for money.