Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire
The Maratha Empire or the Maratha Confederacy was an Indian imperial power that existed from 1674 to 1818. At its peak, the empire covered much of India, encompassing a territory of over 2.8 million km². The Marathas are credited for ending the Mughal rule in India. Shivaji Bhosale was the founder of the Maratha Empire. An aristocrat of the Bhosle Maratha clan, Shivaji led a resistance against the Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur and the Mughal Empire and established a Hindavi Swarajya (“self-rule of Hindu people”). He created an independent Maratha kingdom with Raigad as its capital, and was crowned Chhatrapati (“paramount sovereign”) of the Marathas in 1674.
at what point in history do you think americans stopped having british accents
Actually, Americans still have the original British accent. We kept it over time and Britain didn’t. What we currently coin as a British accent developed in England during the 19th century among the upper class as a symbol of status. Historians often claim that Shakespeare sounds better in an American accent.
Dreading the dentist dates back centuries. Judging from this image individuals in medieval times had good reason to fear such visits. Pulling teeth was not exactly a subtle activity back then. Moreover, the fact that the dentist kept pulled teeth as trophies is worrisome. The image is part of a heavily illustrated encyclopedia compiled in fourteenth-century London. With a total of 650 illustrations it must have cost a small fortune. Why depict such a fearful event? I like to think the image is included to show just how brave the owner of the book was during his torture trips to the dentist.
Pic: London, British Library, MS Royal 6 E.vi (c. 1360-75). More images from this manuscript here.
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