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The Great Conspiracy is a term given to a year-long war that occurred in Roman Britain near the end of the Roman occupation of the island.
Part I: Oft-Invaded England
The trouble with misused quotes is one of my pet peeves, which in a Woody Allen moment, I was able to "fix" (in a very specific case) a few years ago on national television when I was a talking head in a TBS documentary called "Women of the Ink." The documentary was about female tattoo artists, and I was the talking head discussing the ancient history of tattooing in European culture, specifically focused on the ancient Picts of current day Scotland. For almost two centuries historians had debated the issue of tattoing among the Pictish kingdoms north of Hadrian's Wall in Roman Britain.
Okay, here’s another thing I wanted to write up before I went to Kalamazoo.
D ecember 28 was Childermass Day in the medieval calendar, known today as the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It is the day Herod slaughtered all the baby boys two and under, in his hunt for the newborn king he believed to be a threat to himself. One source reports that children were beaten on this day in memory of Herod’s cruelty.