[SCA-AE] OT: sort of - help with pilgrim/elizbthn factoids
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Wed Oct 7 20:12:30 EDT 2009
• Gustavus Adolphus is elected King of Sweden.
• The King James Version of the Bible published in England.
• Rubens paints his Descent from the Cross.
• John Napier discovers logarithms.
• The Thirty Years' War begins as Protestants revolt against Catholic
oppression; Denmark,Sweden, and France will invade Germany in later
phases of the war.
• Kepler proposes the last of the three laws of planetary motion.
• The Pilgrims, having fled to the Netherlands, and then sailed to
America, Land at Plymouth rock.
Found this on a couple of "timeline" searches... some interesting
factoids, especially concerning the sciences. <G>
Melior abolesco in nostrum pedis quam ad servio in nostrum genua
On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 12:21 PM, L.J. Rodriguez <rufinasca at gmail.com> wrote:
> sorry about the bandwidth, but this list was the best source for what i need
> that i could think of...
> i'm working on building, with my classmates, an interactive learning game
> simulation dealing with 'the pilgrims'. we have 4 areas for learners to
> visit and i'm in charge of the "leaving england" area. which is cool, cause
> i know what it's supposed to look like ;)
> my problem is that i need to put little bits of interesting information into
> my game tokens. ok, if it was norse, i'd just quote the havamal...but for
> that period in england, i'm kinda lost. i figured if i asked YOU guys to
> send me little factoids, i'd be ahead of the game 'cause i'd KNOW they were
> right. things like "william shksper died 4 years before the pilgrams left
> for the new world." (i made that up, i have no idea how he fits into the
> time period.) anything that is about england/holland at the time.
> NO, this isn't cheating - this is *RESEARCH* - i'm accessing the best source
> available ;) and my prof wouldn't care anyway, he thinks the sca is cool.
> so if anyone wants to send me a tidbit, i'd be eternally grateful. i don't
> have anything to offer in trade unless someone wants an outdated peer card.
> oh. and funny is good. and we're aiming towards a fourth grade audience, so
> no dirty stuff please. :) or ok, i might like those :)
> thanks in advance!!
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