20 April, 2008

The Theatre of War

Back from Henry VI. I'm enjoying this history cycle more and more. It's got everything: laughs, tears, pathos, pride, passion, patriotism... and best of all, it's all about war, so it's got lots and lots of lovely men, storming around in those gorgeous Elizabethan leather jerkins, with big coats and thigh-hugging breeches, wielding their big swords and darling little poignards. What's not to like?

5 Comments:

Blogger Tiny said...

History is more fun when I don't have to study it. I have lousy memory and so I can never remember the names, the date and the place. I can only at most remember what happened. Hence, I did poorly in my history class. But now, I find that it can be quite interesting to read about the kings and how they won or lost their kingdom.

5:49 pm  
Blogger dgny said...

Tiny, I don't think the Phiz was there for the history....

6:12 pm  
Blogger Tiny said...

Because of the "lots and lots of lovely men, storming around in those gorgeous Elizabethan leather jerkins, with big coats and thigh-hugging breeches, wielding their big swords and darling little poignards" ??

Just a different perspective of looking at history ;-)

11:17 pm  
Blogger dgny said...

The History of Men's Breeches. A survey class for those interested in an overview of motty at the best of times and the worst of times.

5:35 am  
Blogger SMW said...

"Wielding their big swords"? On stage? Oo er

6:50 am  

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