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The Witch Queen, Fredegonda

Posted May 17th, 2014 at 11:46 PM by AlpinLuke

The Evil Queen


Queen Fredegonda is probably one of the most interesting female personages of the European history.


To draw her profile I like to start from a couple of urban legends about her figure [to underline how she has been remembered through the centuries].


First of all there is the episode when she tried and kill her daughter using a chest [the following illustration is an artistic representation of the episode].
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Founding fathers, mothers, founder ... what?

Posted January 10th, 2014 at 03:01 AM by AlpinLuke

I post this also in my blog, just as a curiosity to be reminded in the future.
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I am reasoning about a possible curious cultural aspect of the modern way to consider parity between the genders.

As we well know, it's common [and historically correct, since that's reality, nothing else] to talk about "founding fathers" of this or that nations.

Are we going to see a change in the usage of this conceptualization?...
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The Grail, Sinclair.

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 02:36 PM by AlpinLuke

In some modern versions of the myth of the Grail [Graal] the Sinclair family has been connected with this symbol in many ways.

Probably what is intriguing is that a member of this family has got historical interests and so he has written a work just about the symbol of the Grail during history.

Useless to ask him if his family preserves the Grail [as it's obvious].

Andrew Sinclair is graduated in American history at Cambridge [after studies at Oxford and Harvard]....
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Bronze Age Italian commercial center

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 01:28 AM by AlpinLuke

The "Terramare" were a particular kind of civilization who flourished between 1,650 and 1,150 BCE [about] in the region which is today the last part of the river Po.

That region worked as a real commercial center of exchanges of goods coming from the north of Europe and heading to the Mediterranean region, up to Egypt.

The Terramare culture developed just thanks to these advantageous context. To protect this richness they built fortified settlements [the last...
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Sinclair, from Orkney to Canada

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 10:52 PM by AlpinLuke

A tale ...

In Nuova Scotia, Canada, there is a monument commemorating the travel of Prince Henry Sinclair [with the Italian Zeno] which would have reached Canadian coast in 1398, almost a century before Columbus's journey.

The monument has been erected by the Prince Henry Sinclair Society of North America, Inc, so that it's not a public official academic recognition of the expedition.

Now, we have to consider that the authenticity of the letters [written by...
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