[FULL][History][Geography]World's Story 10: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales - kit

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Post by ColleenMc » February 18th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Here are my other two sections for this volume:

18 - King Monmouth

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume10_018_tappan_128kb.mp3

11:02


23 - Sunday with Sir Roger

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume10_023_tappan_128kb.mp3

5:41


Thanks for the chance to be part of another volume of this cool project!

Colleen

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Post by Kitty » February 19th, 2020, 7:15 am

the atrocities in King James II's reign are nearly unbearable to listen to :( what a gruesome period of English history. Both sections excellently narrated though, thank you, Colleen. Both PL ok. :) And I hope to hear you again in the next projet :9:

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Post by ColleenMc » February 19th, 2020, 8:48 am

I hadn't heard of the Monmouth rebellion and it was kind of an unwelcome surprise...the casual histories tend to skip from Restoration to the Glorious Revolution and dwell on how remarkably overall peaceful the latter was. Possibly I see now because everyone had a stomachful of violence and bloody reprisals from 3 years earlier. OTOH I had about 8 ideas for possible historical fiction scenarios based on this section and ended up down a research rabbit hole last night trying to find out more about the "Taunton maids" who were sent off to the queen's household to, I guess, work off their fine for the crime of presenting a Bible to the captain of the losing team....

Looking forward to the next one!

Colleen

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Post by Kitty » February 19th, 2020, 10:36 am

ColleenMc wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 8:48 am
trying to find out more about the "Taunton maids" who were sent off to the queen's household to, I guess, work off their fine for the crime of presenting a Bible to the captain of the losing team....
yes I also wondered about those maidens and what their fate would be. I had some Game-of-thrones scenarios in my head, what Cersei would have done to them :? I think I wasn't too far off the mark. Did you find out anything ?

Sonia

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Post by ColleenMc » February 19th, 2020, 10:45 am

No I didn't but I found several books in Internet Archive that may have more info, and possibly a historian of the period I can email to ask for further possible sources to check out. I do think many of the girls, as others of the "guilty" rebels, were ransomed with big fines paid by their families. I had Game of Thrones style ponderings as well. The entire rebellion and aftermath would translate well into a grimdark fantasy scenario similar to how Martin was inspired for GoT by the Wars of the Roses!

Colleen

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Post by neecheelok70 » February 19th, 2020, 1:10 pm

Here is Section 93--Did they really think Jesus would be happy about this? :(

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume10_093_tappan_128kb.mp3

23:12

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Post by KevinS » February 20th, 2020, 6:45 pm

90 and 103, please.

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Post by jasonb » February 20th, 2020, 11:57 pm

Regards,
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20 Years in Canada, 20 years in Panama, now returned to Canada for the next stage of my life

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Post by Kitty » February 21st, 2020, 4:00 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Here is Section 93--Did they really think Jesus would be happy about this? :(
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume10_093_tappan_128kb.mp3
sieges are always cruel. A cowardly method to subdue someone. :( And this Rosen guy was really a fanatic sadist. :shock: A sad but well-narrated chapter in history. PL ok, thank you, Jim.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » February 21st, 2020, 4:01 am

KevinS wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 6:45 pm
90 and 103, please.
thank you, Kevin !!! Reserved for you :)

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Post by Kitty » February 21st, 2020, 4:03 am

and thank you, Jason. What a strangely accurate dream :lol: And nearly every sentence started with "and", a repetitive style we were taught not to use in school :mrgreen:

Excellent narration, only one small note to edit, right at the start:

> from 0:37-0:43: three seconds of silence is a bit long after the disclaimer, also you don't have to repeat the title twice, saying it once is enough, then start with the text

thanks

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Post by jasonb » February 21st, 2020, 6:08 pm

And I have fixed it. And it is good. And it is 6 seconds shorter.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume10_106_tappan_128kb.mp3 14:28

And I leave it to you for spot PL.
Regards,
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Post by Kitty » February 22nd, 2020, 9:14 am

jasonb wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 6:08 pm
And I have fixed it. And it is good. And it is 6 seconds shorter.
And I leave it to you for spot PL.
And it is PL ok :lol: And thank you, Jason. And I hope to hear you again soon.

Did you see there are still two free spots in the Macbeth excerpt (Section 53) ? I know you love Shakespeare, so maybe you like to join the cast.

Sonia

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