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July 21st, 2009

08:59 am - Nifty site

I was alerted to the existence of the Soldier in Later Medieval England database, which provides the detailed service records of 250,000 English soldiers from 1369 to 1453, by this BBC News article, which utterly failed to give the URL in any way, shape, or form. However, as I am SRS LIBRARIAN, I performed a difficult, extensive search at great cost to myself, and now present to you ... the link.






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* Which consisted of typing 'agincourt database' into Google.

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12:23 pm

I've been reading bits and pieces of the comments over on [info - personal] meganbmoore's LJ post about a librarian whining that all the YA books are for girls and boys need books too*, which reminded me of a page on our Special Collections site about early book series about young aviators, girls as well as boys. I managed to find** at least one of them available in ebook format a year or so back and read part of it. I really need to track down more of them, because they're sort of cool. :D





* Conveniently forgetting the majority of children's and YA literature throughout history, which has male protagonists.

** I think, perhaps, by mentioning it in a post here and one of you tracking it down and linking me. :D

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