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"The Lure of Falconry" and "Christmas in Colonial America" in Reliving History (Winter 2018) | A Little Extra
Reliving History Magazine Subscriptions Check out the Winter 2018 Issue of Reliving History magazine featuring my articles on falconry and Christmas in colonial America. Click here to subscribe! The historical record suggests that not only did falconry affect the development of language, but it also may have been a primary motivation for the English interest in exploring the Americas. By all accounts, falconry had largely fallen out of favor everywhere in the Atlantic World by the late 18th century and was not revived until the 20th century. The plethora of falconer associations across the globe, however, testify to the enduring fascination with the spectacle of the falcon hunt. The scene has captivated the human imagination for longer than people have recorded history and continues to this day. "They for whom all days are holy can have no holiday."- Puritan Maxim Our lives are very different in most ways than those of our ancestors. We are often surprised by what