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Old 19th October 2006, 05:50 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

Somewhere in pre-Roman Europe. I've always been fascinated by the Celts.
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Old 20th October 2006, 08:57 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Leonardo da Vinci used to put on elaborate performances, with dancers dressed as planets and so forth - I'd love to see those, as well as witnessing that entire world he lived in.
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Old 21st October 2006, 04:21 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

That reminds me...it would be kinda nifty to go back and see an early Genesis show when Peter Gabriel was in the band.
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Old 29th October 2006, 09:08 AM   #64 (permalink)
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I know a few people have mentioned it, but I'd love to go back to Tokugawa era Japan as well. I've been fascinated by the culture for a while, so to see part of the history I've read about would be wonderful.
Coming back to England, though, I wouldn't mind seeing what the first reactions of the people were when chocolate was discovered and brought over here!
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Old 29th October 2006, 06:48 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I would go back to the birth of every religious prophet and do away with them.
Yes I know it sounds stupid but think of the lives that would have been saved without religious wars, inquestitions and persecution. The scientific advances we would have made without religious doctrines.
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Old 29th October 2006, 08:19 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I would love to go back to the roaring twenties, The civil war era for usa **Is a southern girl** Elizabethan era Medival and Rennisance eras.
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Old 10th January 2007, 07:12 PM   #67 (permalink)
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I'd like to do garrison duty on the Antonine wall. And leave a few surprises for archaeologists who take themselves too seriously.
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Old 10th January 2007, 07:31 PM   #68 (permalink)
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I'd like to do garrison duty on the Antonine wall. And leave a few surprises for archaeologists who take themselves too seriously.
How about a bronze Pez dispenser with the likeness of Kirk Douglas as Spartacus on top?
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Old 9th March 2007, 11:50 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

It's gotta be the time of the dinosaurs - the real Jurassic Park!
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Old 13th March 2007, 12:25 AM   #70 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

Actually go back?... no way.
The languages would be unintelligible, even the olde English linguistic recreations of the English language of a few hundred years ago are almost impossible to understand.
The filth, dirt, disease, slavery, smells, etc. would be truly offensive to our modern senses (and sensibilities). (Wear your wide brimmed hat for a little protection from the second story chamber pot contents (typically flung, into the streets, from windows.))
The lawlessness and abysmal medicine (small pox, polio, tetanus, yellow fever, typhus, any infection and many other diseases) would be killers.
To view history, sure I'd like that, but to actually go there... no thanks!
I'll stay here, or possibly go forward, a bit, in time.

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Old 13th March 2007, 01:19 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Yes, what most people mean when the say that they'd like to live in a different era, is that they'd like to be a rich person/noble of that era - this is about the only time in history when life at the bottom of the pile needn't be nasty, brutish and short.
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Old 17th March 2007, 02:51 PM   #72 (permalink)
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1555 The Netherlands the wars of the religion. To see how brutal fanatic religious people can be and how to stop it from happening again.
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Old 25th March 2007, 06:10 PM   #73 (permalink)
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11th-12th century - the Crusades, they've always seemed interesting to me
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Old 1st April 2007, 01:50 PM   #74 (permalink)
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I'd love to see the English Regency period, I was borderline obsessed with it as a teen.
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Old 1st April 2007, 04:05 PM   #75 (permalink)
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OK, I'd have to admit it, but I'd love to see the 1974 Bay City Rollers gig at the Apollo, or Perth City Hall.
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