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The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14

The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14

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The Lifestyle of Medieval Peasants The lifestyle of peasants in Medieval England was extremely hard and harsh. Many worked as farmers in fields owned by the lords and their lives were controlled by the farming year. Certain jobs had to be done at certain times of the year. Australia Enjoys Another Peaceful Day Under Oppressive Gun Control Regime 3 December, 2015 10:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Due to the nation’s controversial and oppressive gun restrictions, no one has died as a result of a mass-shooting on Australian soil today, for the 7158th day in a row. Local cinema attendant, Christina Upton can’t believe it has been a whole 19 years and 7 months since a heavily armed white Australian male decided to shoot at a crowd of unsuspecting Australian civilians for no reason.

Medieval Women Medieval England was not a comfortable place for most women. Medieval women invariably had a hard time in an era when many men lived harsh lives. A few women lived comfortable lives but Medieval society was completely dominated by men and women had to know ‘their place’ in such a society. Medieval society would have been very traditional. Women had little or no role to play within the country at large. Within towns, society would have effectively dictated what jobs a woman could do and her role in a medieval village would have been to support her husband.

US gun violence kills more people than Boko Haram, and 10 other facts to consider after San Bernardino Another day, another mass shooting in the United States of America. Tragically, this is a sentence I can write almost every single day in the US and be accurate. The violence that killed 14 people in San Bernardino yesterday, was the 353rd mass shooting in the US this year. That basically guarantees a tragic stat, that there will likely be more mass shootings than there are days in 2015. The prevalence of mass shootings (defined for this purpose as an incident where 4 or more people have been shot, as is done by in the United States is such a constant presence on the news, many of them don’t even grab national headlines. Grappling with the impacts, causes and debates over gun violence in the United States is a monumental task.

Article: Nun, Widow, Wife, and More!: Career Options for Medieval Women, by Rachel Hartman 28 May 2001 The lives of most medieval women have been consigned to the realm of obscurity. There are a few whose names are still remembered, extraordinary women who left their mark on history and memory. On Guns, We’re Not Even Trying Photo Another day, another ghastly shooting in America. So far this year, the United States has averaged more than one mass shooting a day, according to the ShootingTracker website, counting cases of four or more people shot. And now we have the attack on Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed at least 14 people. It’s too soon to know exactly what happened in San Bernardino, but just in the last four years, more people have died in the United States from guns (including suicides and accidents) than Americans have died in the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined. When one person dies in America every 16 minutes from a gun, we urgently need to talk about remedies.

Paris shootings: 18 reported killed Scores were killed in the coordinated attacks late Friday, leaving a nation in mourning and the world in shock. CNN will update this story as information comes in: [Latest developments, posted at 11:59 p.m. ET] Catalan Regional Parliament Approves Plan For Independence From Spain Junts Pel Si (Together for Yes) member of the Catalan Parliament Marta Rovira gives a thumbs up as she votes to pass the start of the independence process Monday in Barcelona, Spain. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption David Ramos/Getty Images