- Getting Clean, the Tudor Way: not a lot of full-body washing but lots of exfoliation going on. I’ve watched Ruth Goodman’s BBC/PBS series on daily life in various time periods (Tudor Monastery Farm!) and she walks the walk to find her answers.
- Shakespeare’s lost puns and rude jokes revealed in new guide to Elizabethan pronunciation: to share with any high school student who thinks the Bard is boring. Evidently it’s even ruder with the correct accent.
- Today in History: Jewish mysticism in Prague: it’s impossible to study the history of esoteric thought in Prague without encountering the famous meeting between Rabbi Loew and Rudolf II. In a time of common anti-Semitism and inter-Christian conflict these two men met as equals, brought together by their common interest in the occult sciences.