August 10, 2012
According to the strict rules of nineteenth century mourning, a woman whose husband died was expected to wear mourning dress for a minimum of 2 1/2 years. A man whose wife died wore a black armband for several months.
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The Frankish King Charlemagne (747ish AD – 814), was believed to be about 6’ 4 inches tall. His father was known as Pepin the Short.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.