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A.D. 2050



Loose bits of history


Potatoes and the Irish...

Irish Travellers are of an ancient race....

Irish Catholicism is integral to the national identity....

U.S. troops kill three journalists in one day — Baghdad, April 2003 ...

• What happened at World Trade Center 7?...

• George W. Bush was not elected in 2000....

Kfar Darom, a strange sort of raid — Gaza Strip, August 2005...

• "The Truth," a church without origin — and the man who started it...

• "Motte and bailey," the Norman proto-castle...

John Paul II in The Netherlands, 1985 — the worst misadventure for the "travelling pope"...

Friesland, the originally-populated region of The Netherlands...

Polders — keeping dry land in Holland...

• "Nieuwe Spelling," a government-mandated Dutch-language orthography...

• The accidental American WWII bombing of Nijmegen, The Netherlands...

28 pages of a Sept. 11 report missing — er, classified... — July, 2003

• There is a conceptual borderline between Catholic and Protestant, almost exactly where the Romans left it....

• The Anglo-Normans in Ireland: Vikings twice-removed...

Cerball MacDunlainge, King of Ossory (Ireland,) skilled in Viking interaction...

Alice Kyteler, convicted of witchcraft in medieval Ireland...

• It's possible that Jesus didn't exist....

• Albert Delahaye, a Nijmegen (The Netherlands) archivist, didn't believe that Charlemagne kept a palace there....

Dorestad, lost mediaeval city in The Netherlands...

• The English language is "simplified French" according to one Dutch person's historiography....


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