In Sixteen Eighty-Nine we passed a law – a Toleration Act to guarantee our right to think and worship as we will. A necessary law. To compensate for many centuries of wicked crimes. Four hundred years since our Edward the First required a scapegoat for his mis-spent reign. The Jews. No logic. Just a mass of myths. And so, they died. In massacres. … [Read more...] about From Persecution to Toleration, 1290-1700
David Ebsworth tells bitesize chunks of true history in the form of flash fiction - and normally in blank verse iambic pentameter format. Strange, but true!
In Britain, rights’ and freedoms’ history begins back in the Thirteenth Century. King John – the worst of all of England’s kings – spent all the country’s wealth in useless wars, then tried to make the barons give him more. They rose against him. Then, at Runnymede, forced him to sign a statement of their rights. They made him promise that he’d now … [Read more...] about From Magna Carta to Votes for Women, 1215-1928