Author Archives: Bethany Kilcrease

About Bethany Kilcrease

Associate Professor of History at Aquinas College

Student Project: Tudor Doublet

Dear (now former) Class, One of your classmates sewed a Tudor-style doublet using historical patterns and techniques as part of her final research paper project.  She has generously agreed to let me share some of her work with you. Here … Continue reading

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Who is the Current Monarch of the United Kingdom?

Who is the current Monarch of the United Kingdom?  I mean, besides myself, obviously.  If you (like 99.9% of the population) accept the legitimacy of the Glorious Revolution and the current Hanoverian/Windsor Dynasty, then the answer is Queen Elizabeth II.  But if … Continue reading

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Offical Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III Livery

Hullo dear class, Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III here, I hope you are enjoying your new livery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livery) buttons!  Remember, if you proudly wear your official livery button to class on Friday, you get one extra credit point for discussion!  If you … Continue reading

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Beautiful 15th-cen. Murals Found Under Whitewashed Church in Wales

Dear Class, Yet another late-medieval mural has been just discovered under 27 (!) layers of whitewash in a church in Wales.  Check out the BBC News Magazine story and video: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25214557. The murals feature St. George slaying the dragon (teaching … Continue reading

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Imperial Declaration and Ridiculous Babble from a French Poodle

Hello friends.  I am posting to remind everyone of my previous imperial declaration and also the impertinent reply of the pretender de Wooftington. My Declaration: Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III: Titled Emperor Of Aquinas, Lord of Academic Building, Wege, and protector … Continue reading

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Rival Philosophical Mascot!

Hullo Friends!  I, Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III, have recently been informed that a beastly philosophy class has bestowed upon its lowly canine mascot the name of Barktholomeu Woofington IV with the rank of Archduke.  This blatant attempt surpass me in … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Scotland

Many thanks to Sam Klee for forwarding along this most excellent summary of recent events in Scotland.  Enjoy!

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Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III

I thought I should reintroduce you all to our class mascot (thanks Cheyenne!) Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III. I am letting him take over the blog management. If things go haywire, you can blame him.

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Independent Scotland?

As many of you know, Scotland will be voting on whether to become a totally independent country, or not, on September 18. Through a process known as “devolution” Scotland (and Wales) already had its own Parliament and a large amount … Continue reading

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Female Viking Warriors?

Recently archaeologists and historians have discovered Viking burial sites containing both female bones and weapons. What does this mean? The obvious answer is that women were also Viking warriors. This is what many news headlines have proclaimed. But not so … Continue reading

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