Repost from @usembassybelgium “Today marks the 94th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. ‘The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.’ AMENDMENT XIX: WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and Ratified on August 18, 1920.

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Saxon warrior (Radulf), design for Berserker.

The lost legacy of the Saxons
The Saxons are mainly mentioned withinthe context of Frankish conquerors like Charlemagne or as the ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons. I was lucky to find one single volume in a second hand book shop dealing with the constition and annual assembly of the Saxons, and their foundation myth which is similar to the story of Hengest and Horsa. But for the english reader, I would recommend “The Northern Worlds” (Ed. David M.Wilson, Thames and Hudson 1980) for a great introduction to all these germanic, slawic and celtic tribes.

The Saxons had no kings, their dukes like Widukind got their power as leaders of the army. They had three classes and slaves: The nobility, wealthy peasants and poor peasents. They had several local assembly, like the Thing of their Nordic neighbors, the vikings. The most important thing was the court function to settle internal disputes, as the old, heathen people were very conservative. Laws were passed on as a oral tradition from generation to generation, they left no written record. Charlemagne did sure know better than we do today, as he got a library of Germanic tales, but unfortunately his son Louis the Pious burned all the books to erase heathen knowledge from the European memory.

Charlemagne could easily turn the nobility to his favor, but the conservative peasants kept on fighting for thirty years for their heathen rites, until the northernmost areas were at last were silenced in 804.

Thus slowly the Old Saxons - as the English contemporaries called them - got almost completely erased from European cultural memory, as for today, the German state Saxony is the area further down the Elbe river and got named so by a Saxon duke. But that´s another just long story of death and glory.

Novos achados no espazo do Convento de San Francisco aumentan o valor patrimonial do xacemento

Novos achados no espazo do Convento de San Francisco aumentan o valor patrimonial do xacemento

O​s restos do antigo convento de San Francisco constitúen un dos espazos con maior carga histórica de toda A Coruña. No último ano téñense realizado numerosas actuacións que dan conta do seu a​ltisimo valor patrimonial. Ademais, estas permiten arroxar novos datos sobre o que existía nese espazo antes do edificio relixioso e, polo tanto, axudar a dar unha imaxe máis nítida da evolución da cidade…

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