college, a history

21. Natalie. England.
history without the politics
beatonna:

"Henry the 5th
This Prince after he succeeded to the throne grew quite reformed and amiable, forsaking all his dissipated Companions, & never thrashing Sir William again. During his reign, Lord Cobham was burnt alive, but I forget what for. His Majesty then turned his thoughts to France, where he went & fought the famous Battle of Agincourt. He afterwards married the King’s daughter Catherine, a very agreeable Woman by Shakespear’s account. Inspite of all this however, he died, and was succeeded by his son Henry.”
15 year old Jane writes English History.  A reader sent me this one, it’s really great.  Click through the image.

beatonna:

"Henry the 5th

This Prince after he succeeded to the throne grew quite reformed and amiable, forsaking all his dissipated Companions, & never thrashing Sir William again. During his reign, Lord Cobham was burnt alive, but I forget what for. His Majesty then turned his thoughts to France, where he went & fought the famous Battle of Agincourt. He afterwards married the King’s daughter Catherine, a very agreeable Woman by Shakespear’s account. Inspite of all this however, he died, and was succeeded by his son Henry.”

15 year old Jane writes English History.  A reader sent me this one, it’s really great.  Click through the image.

(via ilovejaneausten)

historicallondon:

On March 31, 1990, protesters opposed to the controversial Poll Tax clashed with police in Trafalgar Square.

The demonstrators ended with looting and arson in the West End.

Visit London24 for some more up to date news…

(Picture: Getty)

comradechrisman asked: Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers, not back to me, I did it already! Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go! (Tada!)

You’re such a babe. 

1. I always strive to stick to my principles. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m 100% in the right, but it does mean that I try my best to be a good person and stick to those standards. If I believe something or urge others to agree with me, it is because I think it is just. I won’t jeopardise how I talk about something because of personal gain.

2. I’m happy to learn I’m wrong. Because of point one, that doesn’t mean that I’m easily swayed, but I always try to push what I believe to be correct. Especially in arguments, even when I’m aggressively explaining my point, and what I’m saying I KNOW is right, that doesn’t mean that I’m not bothering to listen to what the other person says. 

3. I’ve never warmed to bullies. Although there have of course been people in my life that turned out to be horrid to others when I thought they were good, I’ve never tried to ‘see past’ the few incidences to create or preserve a friendship. I am lucky, however, as I’ve always had a really solid and decent sister/best friend, so I’ve always had that as a fall back. Because of this, I do everything I can to make sure people know that bullying vulnerable people is not ok in my books.

4. I’m quite good at making people feel accepted by me. As I’ve said earlier, I’ve always been pretty lucky socially, and due to living in a small town, there was a lot of ‘popularity contests’ and ‘social climbing’ even after highschool. I decided that I was completely uninterested in ‘pulling social rank’ of trying to psyche people out. I try to act as warm and enthusiastic with people as possible when I meet them, so they don’t have to worry that perhaps I don’t like them, or that they annoy me, or that they have to work really hard to get into my good graces.

5. I’ve never watched a Woody Allen film, and I wear that as a badge of pride. 

This was fun. Happy April Fools day everyone, I hope you all get mild laughs and enjoy yourselves. If you have to endure any horrid stuff, or get tricked by someone you trusted, I’m so sorry. Remember, they’re the dick, not you. 

tardissr:

Teen girl from Egypt has just reinvented space travel

fyeahcarlsagan:

Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel. Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin silicon panels, spaced closely together, to trap these particles and then move against them, creating a propelling force. This innovation would make space exploration lighter, safer and cheaper than the traditional “blast off” method. Mustafa still has some design work to do, but unfortunately her research is currently limited by lack of state funding for space science departments at the university level, though her school’s science club did help fund her application for a patent.

What a woman.

(Source: , via academicfeminist)

One time, I got drunk and wore my friend’s deer mask she made for an art project around town, and now and it again the photos she took pop up on the internet with an interesting quote. 

One time, I got drunk and wore my friend’s deer mask she made for an art project around town, and now and it again the photos she took pop up on the internet with an interesting quote. 

Legacy of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

ragsandrobes:

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

kaiitea:

talkingklaroline:

josebambi:

Saw one of these things for the USA. decided we needed an english version.

OMG MY TOWN IS ON THERE. DYING RIGHT NOW. 

this makes me feel very patriotic

Dayum! I want to visit Engalnd so bad

I can see my flat on this :| creepy…

Suffolk is 99% farms (seriously, we’re one of the only counties to not have a city, we just have one town and some small villages) so I find it really odd that the photograph is of a forest… Most of the trees were removed for farms. Everything about Ipswich is farms. Our football team are called the tractor boys. In year 3 we went on a school trip to a farm. It was repeated in year 4.. 5… 6.. We didn’t go back to a farm until year 9.

So, like I said, I find it odd that the picture of Suffolk isn’t a farm. 

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foxxxynegrodamus:

vaganja:

"Know How" - Official Trailer

"Know How," the first-ever, feature film written and acted by youth in foster care. Their lives. Their stories. Their voices. Directed by Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza. It stars Joshua Elijah Adams, Deshawn Brown, Niquana Clark, Michael Kareem Dew, Gabrielle Garcia, Ainsley Henry, Gilbert Howard, Lee Jimenez, Claribelle Pagan, and Ebonee Simpson.

A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth’s worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there’s Austin who’s living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.

We’re aiming to get 10,000 views of our KNOW HOW TRAILER before our World Premiere on March 8th! We already have 1,246 in one day!


If you have the time, can you share our trailer and get five of your friends to watch it?

I know we can do it (because my friends are awesome and so are yours!) and take our film one step further toward changing the future of foster care!

A FILM THAT TELLS THE NARRATIVE OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE. LIKE CAN WE SIGNAL BOOSTS THE FUCK OUTTA THIS PLEASE?!

Signal boost!

This looks great

Thank you to everyone who has watched, shared, and helped us get to 2,000+ views in two days!

Please continue to share this and help us get to 10,000 views by March 8th!

Our world premiere will be in San Jose, California. If you or anyone you know is in the San Jose area, encourage them to go see the film!

We are working on getting more movie screenings set up in other cities.

In the meantime, if you want to buy tickets to see the film, click this link: http://payments.cinequest.org/websales/mobile/info.aspx?evtinfo=19603%7e78899376-35a9-4153-8303-e1557be2dc32&epguid=70d8e056-fa45-4221-9cc7-b6dc88f62c98&!

As someone who was in foster care for many years, being able to do this film has been life changing and such an honor. Honestly, as cool as it is to be in this film. What I want more than anything is to change the foster care system.

So please please continue to signal boost this trailer. Help us share our stories with the world. Help us help other youth in the foster care system and let them know they’re not alone. Help us change this fucked up system.

Yay, ticket purchasing link! And can I say how I appreciate that there’s no service charge?! I was expecting there to be one but there isn’t and that’s amazing. Only $10 a ticket, everyone!!

This is incredible, please support!

You should watch this trailer, it looks amazing.