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Church of England, back to the Dark Ages?

Old Jan 27th 2020, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
When were the Dark Ages, anyway?

No doubt this is an Anglocentric view, but I’d always thought it meant from the fall of Rome till the Normans - so about 400 CE to 1100.

But it seems that some people mean from the fall of Rome till the renaissance! So including all of the Middle Ages, including all that good stuff like the twelve century industrial revolution, jousting, troubadours, etc.

Which is it?

The latter, just because there were some fun things happening doesn't mean it wasn't. Basically speaking, man was stuck in the Dark Ages until he'd figured out how to paint nice boobies.....

EDIT:On canvas, that is, we're not talking about the 1960's.

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Old Jan 27th 2020, 12:18 pm
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The latter, just because there were some fun things happening doesn't mean it wasn't. Basically speaking, man was stuck in the Dark Ages until he'd figured out how to paint nice boobies.....

EDIT:On canvas, that is, we're not talking about the 1960's.
Interesting. I hadn't heard the ornithological interpretation before.




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Old Jan 27th 2020, 4:39 pm
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Default Re: Church of England, back to the Dark Ages?

I’m now told by a couple of historians I know, that the “Dark Ages” are names for the period of research interest of Ken Dark, at Reading University. 1st millennium CE.
https://www.reading.ac.uk/economics/.../k-r-dark.aspx
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I’m now told by a couple of historians I know, that the “Dark Ages” are names for the period of research interest of Ken Dark, at Reading University. 1st millennium CE.
https://www.reading.ac.uk/economics/.../k-r-dark.aspx

That seems perfectly reasonable.
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