Eyewitness To History

by mrcookieface on April 1, 2005 · 1 comment

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First person accounts of the events that shaped humanity

If you’re a history buff like me, you’re sure to enjoy eyewitnesstohistory.com.  This site has some fascinating narratives spanning the ancient world to the 20th century.

What really struck me is the French Ambassador, Andre Hurault-Sieur de Maisse meeting with Queen Elizabeth in 1597. His frightful description of the Queen differs greatly from the youthful portrait she commissioned three years later.

I was also shocked to hear Teddy Roosevelt‘s actual voice during his Bull Moose campaign in 1912.  I would have expected him to be a booming baritone, but it wasn’t so.

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    What a squeaky, nancy sounding voice.  I’m with you; I always imagined some raspy boom of a voice.

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