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  •  :-) Jacobean costumes... (1+ / 0-)
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    Elizabeth I died on 24 March 1603.

    It was her successor, James I of England who gathered together scholars to get an official translation of the Bible (James VI of Scotland - he was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle; it took multiple plots of trying to dethrone Elizabeth and nearly two decades of urging, but Elizabeth I finally signed Mary's death warrant, and in the end Elizabeth gave the throne to Mary's son - a son Mary last saw when he was only ten months old).

    King and church
    As a result of the Hampton Court Conference of 1604, a new translation and compilation of approved books of the Bible was commissioned to resolve issues with different translations then being used. The Authorised King James Version, as it came to be known, was completed in 1611 and is considered a masterpiece of Jacobean prose.[121] It is still in widespread use.[122]
    [It was during James' reign that some of my Separatist ancestors left England to go to Leyden, Holland..., and then emigrate to New England on the Mayflower, with other ships following in the ensuing forty years and more.  It's amazing the history one learns when one's ancestors were affected by events that happened during their lifetimes.  One is forced to learn history whether one wants to or not if one does genealogy research.  Luckily, I like to read history - the real kind with just the stale old dry facts that aren't all that exciting to read but loaded with info..., not the made up mythologies the fundies so love that they even build "museums" full of fiction.]

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:34:30 PM PDT

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    •  ^^cool info, thanks NonnyO. :-) (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Glad you liked it (1+ / 0-)
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        Real history, even when it's presented as dry and boring facts, is ever so much more interesting than the fictitious kind.

        I've been doing genealogy research for 51 years now, and since 2001 and getting my first computer, I've uncovered a whole lot of things, including images of original documents(!) that make ordinary lives sound quite exciting via those dry old facts..., and my ancestors were there to see and/or experience it.  [My latest great find was a series of 29 single images from the application for disability file, one of the images being the honorable discharge papers of my ancestor from the Rev War after six years and ten months of service..., signed at Newburgh by "G. Washington."  How cool is that?!?  From there I learned which unit he served with, found the muster rolls from Valley Forge where he was during the winter/spring of 1777-78, one note indicating he was hospitalized at Yellow Springs in June 1778 (doesn't say what for).  The disability application - which had names of battles he was in, so I looked them up - and pension didn't come until many years later when he'd suffered a broken thigh bone and broken shoulder bone and his wife and two youngest children, ages 9 & 7 at the time, couldn't manage the farm for him.  All that from old documents that were dull reading for most people, except me....]

        :-)

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 06:03:43 PM PDT

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