The Universe - Atlas Coelestis c. 1660 via Wikimedia Commons
Portrait of a Landowner, “Abbreviatio (abridgement) of Domesday Book”: England, ca. 1240 via National Archives UK, No Known Copyright Restrictions
"can you not"
Medieval marginalia has been a continuing source of lols and fascination in my life recently. Anyway, I made a new blog thing.
"Throughout the "war to end all wars," cats were a common sight in the trenches and aboard ships, where they hunted mice and rats. Beyond their "official" duties, they were also embraced as mascots and pets by the soldiers and sailors with whom they served." - Mark Strauss, io9