england history

The oldest door in Britain in Westminster Abbey - a 900-year-old door was put in place in the 1050s, during the reign of the Abbey’s founder, Edward the Confessor. The door, which measures 6.5ft by 4ft, was made from one tree which probably grew between AD 924 and 1030. Simon Thurley, of English Heritage, said: “It is incredible to think that when the door was made the Norman Conquest had not yet happened and William of Normandy was still a young man of about 20.”

Queer history
  • Historian: that historical figure isn't gay they are married with children
  • Me, internally: Prior to the 20th century marriage was a necessity to maintain social status and power. And due to the nature of things children were a condition of marriage. Rarely were marriages for love or representative of ones own personal attractions. Historians tend to deny sources that give accounts of homosexual behavior due to internalized homophobia. History is a lot easier to understand with only straight people involved, but the fact remains queer people didn't appear out of nowhere in the 20th century. They've been around forever and historians help absolutely no one by assisting in the denial of that fact.
  • Me, externally: Bi!!!!!💗💜💙
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Grimspound, Devon, England

Grimspound is a late Bronze Age settlement, situated on Dartmoor in Devon, England. It consists of a set of 24 hut circles surrounded by a low stone wall. The site was most likely used for farming and not defensive purposes. The name was first recorded by the Reverend Richard Polwhele in 1797; it was probably derived from the Anglo-Saxon god of war, Grim (more commonly known as Woden, or Odin). Grimspound is thought to have been the model for the Stone Age settlement in which Sherlock Holmes camped in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Watch drone footage of Grimspound here.