rimeroyal asked:

U of York just finished this huge project called England's Immigrants (first result from a search) that archives tens of thousands of immigrants who were subject to immigrant taxes or submitted denization forms from 1330 to 1550. Turns out there ARE, in fact, a significant number of religious and racial minorities in England at the time, ranging from "Indian" wealthy merchant couples to servants to "converted" Jews to Saracen residents. And this list isn't even close to exhaustive, they say.


There’s an interactive map, too!

Garden of the Gods Sunset Sky Portrait by Bo Insogna, TheLightningMan.com
Via Flickr:
Garden of the Gods - The Garden of the Gods red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago. Archaeological evidence shows that prehistoric people visited Garden of the Gods about 1330 BC. About 250 BC Native American people camped in the park. Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. The area was first called Red Rock Corral. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors, M. S. Beach, suggested that it would be a &quot;capital place for a beer garden.&quot; His companion, the young Rufus Cable, awestruck by the impressive rock formations, exclaimed, &quot;Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography images by James Bo Insogna © - All Rights Reserved. Please feel Free to share our links, with Family or Friends who may also enjoy them. Stock and Photography License Site: <a href=“http://www.JamesInsogna.com” rel=“nofollow”>www.JamesInsogna.com</a> Blog <a href=“http://www.TheLightningMan.com” rel=“nofollow”>www.TheLightningMan.com</a> Facebook: <a href=“http://www.facebook.com/StrikingPhotographyByBo” rel=“nofollow”>www.facebook.com/StrikingPhotographyByBo</a> Twitter: <a href=“http://www.twitter.com/Lightning_Man” rel=“nofollow”>www.twitter.com/Lightning_Man</a>

New watercolor painting: “Deer Love” by Jess Buhman


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For anyone local, I will be at Art-A-Whirl all weekend selling art at Architectural Antiques on 1330 Quincy St. near Indeed Brewery. I will be on the fourth floor. Worth the hike!

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