Dancers, Schedel Chronicle saec. XV

"Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via respectmycomplexity)

(Source: dollymyfolly)


A monk-cellarer, while filling a jug with wine from a barrel, sneaks a drink for himself.  Illumination from Li Livres dou Santé by Aldobrandino of Siena, France, late 13th century; now in the British Library.


Motel manager pouring acid in the water when black people swam in his pool, 1964.

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The Young Knight by Howard Chandler Christy, 1911


Richard III’s last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle.

The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty faced his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485, only two years after ascending the…


Jesus Hospital, Bray, Berkshire (UK), photographed by Henry W Taunt

The Jesus Hospital is a red-brick group of almhouses, founded in 1609 by William Goddard, whose full-size effigy stands over the entrance, to house thirty-four of the aged poor of Bray and six of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers to which he belonged.

What a serene retirement home the worshipful fishmongers have.



Date: ca. 1550
Geography: Milan or Brescia
Culture: Italian, Milan or Brescia
Medium: Steel, gold, silver
Dimensions: H. 11 3/4 in. (29.85 cm); W. 14 in. (35.56 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 14 oz. (3128 g)
Classification: Helmets


me: hey American friend i bought this football for you

American friend: *stops playing the banjo and cleaning their guns and drinking their soda* Oh y’all know me too well I love them good ol’ sports hell yeah