Monday, November 1, 2010

The 1300's--One Horrible Century


When I get down about our modern world, I'll remember to refer to my recent research on Europe in the fourteenth century. No sooner were the famines over (a period when some resorted to cannibalism) than the plagues came. (Smallpox is pictured above.) I'm currently attempting to incorporate real-world atmosphere into an old fairy tale and finding that the abominations of reality are eclipsing the wonders of the tale. I'm actually considering creating an all-out horror story! My only concern is whether I'll have produced something appropriate for kids 9-12. It's strong stuff, but fascinating...

4 comments:

  1. Hey you!

    I think you want the second to last sentence to read...My only concern is that I'll have produced something INappropriate for kids 9-12, rather than leaving that bare nakkid "appropriate".

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  2. Hey you! Thanks! They teach 'em good down there in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky schools.

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  3. Dear Kathleen HALO from Greece.
    Can you please help? I am collecting advertisment(s) and images on smallpox.
    Where this painting comes from?
    Best regards
    Makis Fountoulis
    makfou@otenet.gr

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  4. It is an illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible (1411) according to my source on the internet...
    KO

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