While comedic jesters and other comical entertainers have existed for centuries, the modern clown gets most of its basis from the British actor Joseph Grimaldi whom was famous for being the clown known as “Joey” in the 1800’s.
The first vaccine was created by the British scientist Edward Jenner in 1796. It was used to cure people of smallpox, a disease that killed about 10% of British people alone in Jenner’s lifetime.
When I first heard of Outlaw King, I thought it was about some kind of Viking king. Though I suppose it was the Vikings TV show that got me thinking that. I don’t know why, really. Instead it’s about Robert the Bruce, a notable king from a medieval Scotland. In truth, it’s about what happenedContinue reading “Outlaw King (2018 Film) Review”
While English had gotten many words from Old French due to William the Conqueror and his royal descendants, many words in English we created directly from Latin or Greek came mainly around the time of the Renaissance in England.
The first English prince to use the title Prince of Wales was the future King Edward II. A popular but most likely false story from the 16th century said that King Edward I promised the Welsh, a prince born in Wales who did not speak a word of English, before presenting his infant son. OneContinue reading “Fun Fact: Prince of Wales Fable”