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|Posted by: CelticRose 14-Feb-2008, 10:47 PM|
| so what time period would you want to time travel if you could and why.
I personally love the 18thc. Still a wee rough for women in that era, but love it all the same for many reasons.
What about you?
|Posted by: Rindy 15-Feb-2008, 03:51 PM|
| Good thread Celtic Rose..
The late 1200 to 1300's. Willam Wallace is why...no question about that one. lol..
I thought it was still tough on women these days. And we think we have it bad..nothing in comparrison.
|Posted by: jime307 15-Feb-2008, 06:21 PM|
|oh darn this is a VERY hard question I love lots and lots of times in the past. for me it's a split between the Medieval/Rennisance age or the 1770s when the british and Americans were fighting because its really such a historically rich era. Or maybe Ancient Rome.|
|Posted by: maggiemahone1 15-Feb-2008, 08:28 PM|
|A very good question, Rose! I'll have to think about this for awhile|
|Posted by: CelticRose 23-Feb-2008, 12:35 AM|
| Thanks for all your replies. Honestly it is a very difficult question for me as well. While I may be an 18thc re-enactor and know a wee bit about life back then. It is one thing to re-enact, another to actually live it from day to day.
I also love the Renaissance period as well. Of course I would love to be part of the Queen's court and wear those beautiful dresses. But then I think I would love to live in that period no matter what..............as long as no one turned against me and made recommendation that my head be cut off.
|Posted by: maggiemahone1 23-Feb-2008, 08:50 PM|
|I guess living in another time would be ok, if you had someone to carry your bathwater, wash your clothes and cook for you. I would surely want to live out in the country, in the cities you'd have to be careful of catching some disease caused by poor sanitation.|
|Posted by: Aaediwen 25-Feb-2008, 05:52 PM|
|I wouldn't want to be stuck in any perticular time period, but I'd like to visit the 17th and 18th centuries. I still like the idea of taking a radio transmitter back to about then, and some receivers, and hiding the receivers all over say London (solar powered of course), playing Irish resistance tunes!|
|Posted by: CelticRose 25-Feb-2008, 06:06 PM|
| Aaediwen! In other words is would be very difficult to leave your 21stc behind should you be able to go back in time.
well it would be for me as well. I would definitely want my camera!
|Posted by: Mailagnas maqqas Dunaidonas 25-Feb-2008, 07:42 PM|
| I would kind of like to visit 4th Century Ireland, simply because so little is known about it, other than being one of the few areas where the Romans do not appear to have ventured in any meaningful way.
|Posted by: thecelticgiraffe 04-Mar-2008, 06:16 PM|
|I'll be the oddball..I'd like to travel to and perhaps even live forever in the late 1940's, or very early 1950's. This was one of the most fantastically satisfying periods in history for anyone in the USA. The economy was great. Men and women knew their place in society (sorry...there is a role for each). There was less rich and poor class and more middle class. Everything was cheaper, percentage wise, compared to your average income. People appeared to be more family oriented. The music was even good! Look at movies/videos from this time period and there were even far fewer over-weight people! Cars were cool and solid. This was one heck of a good time to be alive!|
|Posted by: Montie, druid at heart 01-Apr-2008, 05:10 AM|
|I agree with Aaediwen. I would like to visit a lot of different times in history.|
|Posted by: CelticRose 01-Apr-2008, 07:22 PM|
| To show you what a coward I am. I would like to live in dfferent time periods for only a certain amount of days. See what it was like and then choose which eras I like best and live then! So far I like the 21st c, but I so love the 18th c as well.
Sigh...if I could only work out a plan where I could live in both time periods for six months out of the year. Kind of like our winter visitors do here in Arizona. Does that sound weird?
|Posted by: Camac 02-Apr-2008, 07:48 AM|
| For me I would time travel to the 5th century B.C.E.,The Golden Age of Greece. Also the mid-twelve to mid- thirteenth century Scotland.My ancestors fought with Wallace and The Bruce and I wish I could have been there with them.
|Posted by: jesstuss 02-Apr-2008, 07:10 PM|
| My first impulse was to jump on thecelticgiraffe's response, but I'll be good and apply it to questions about the entire forum question. As a psychology and communications person, I'd definitely be interested in hearing:
1. what those roles were the sexes are supposed to know
2. when they changed
From everyone else, I'd love to hear (especially the women here becrying the treatment of their gender in previous centuries) which aspects of these roles have changed to the modern day more to your likings.
Sorry, but a blanket statement like that as fact is begging to be challenged.
|Posted by: st andrews cross 02-Apr-2008, 11:21 PM|
|I too pick the 18th Century - To fight for Scotland against those accursed English along side Bonnie Prince Charlie|
|Posted by: MDF3530 02-Apr-2008, 11:46 PM|
| I'd have to divide it between U.S., Europe and the rest of the world.
the period leading up to the American Revolution and the signing of the Delcaration of Independence
Ancient Greece & Rome
5th-6th century Ireland
Rob Roy-era Scotland
William Wallace-era Scotland
the clan wars of Scotland (I'd be rooting for the Maxwells and the MacLachlans )
King Arthur-era Britain
Rest of the world:
Jesus' sermon on the Mount
|Posted by: Eren 11-Apr-2008, 05:00 PM|
|i want to be in all big wars (i hate wars but i want to see them not new ones by the way like troya or something else) or 100.000 AC, space time baby|
|Posted by: UlsterScotNutt 14-Apr-2008, 11:02 AM|
No fair jesstuss, you jumped line!!! You have to answer the question first, then you can add yours!!!
I would like to see the period from 1718 thru 1817, New England, USA. I have my gggggggggrandfather who lived to be 99 years old at about this time. From colonial to independent to surviving as a new nation.
|Posted by: Camac 14-Apr-2008, 12:53 PM|
A question if I may. What would your stance be on New Englands oposition to the War of 1812 and its' continuing trade with British Canada.?
|Posted by: UlsterScotNutt 14-Apr-2008, 04:58 PM|
Well lets see, The War of 1812 was a messy war based on alot of different things, some true alot false, still a very messy undertaking with mixed political causes.
For New England, it was part economic, part territorial, part historical and part cultural. I will try and address each of those.
Economics, NE was still suffering economically and felt over taxed for what they were getting in return and benefiting tremendously with trade with GB. They sold alot of goods to GB to support their campaigns in Spain and in their war with France. The merchant shipping was huge in NE and the war would distoy this commerce. The bankers of NE were greatly opposed to disturbing this commerce and were very good at marketing this to the industrious NEnglander. Believing their neutrality and willingness to trade with anybody and special treatment by the British who did not blockade NE ports in the beginning of the war. Some say NE was divided in actually talking secession from the union in order to continue trade, though this was not really an issue nor probably true at all. So economics, unfair taxes, disruption of commerce all played a part.
Territorially NE was very separate from the rest of the union and was upset at a central government taking up alot of the states rights and NE states were very upset with this. They were most susceptible to occupation by the British, ex: Maine and were at the forefront of hostilities again. NE felt they should have more control of their own militia and should be supported with more monies and troops.
Historically NE still was populated by fellow Englishmen and felt a brotherhood though independent and as long as older brother GB allowed younger brother to be. Many felt that GB monarchist trying to reestablish the monarchy in France was a good thing since it was the French monarchy that had helped the US become independent. They saw many US supporters in France executed , like the French Admiral who blockaded Charleston, the king and even LaFayette was in exile.
Culturally, many of the now Canadians were actually from NE originally and there were many many family ties cross border. So NEnglanders did not want to go to war again with their brothers. Many also saw an opportunity to teach the southern states that slavery was an abomination. Britain was offering freedom to southern slaves who fought for GB. Bermuda and Trinidad are settled with alot of these slaves who served for GB.
NE was still a very independent minded group, still had ties to GB for commerce and culture and was pissed off at the central government at this time, so some of this was a temper tantrum. This war and NE stance also caused the collapse of the Federalist party which favored trade and industry and banking to the detriment of agricultural and rural needs.
What a messy time, part of the reason I would like to live it. It was a time of new ways of thinking, changes, growth, debates, concepts, so much was on a tipping point. NE must have been very frenetic and alittle shizophrenic at this time.
I probably would have been a typical NEnglander, no war , continue trade.
|Posted by: Camac 14-Apr-2008, 06:30 PM|
My friend a most cognizant stance. It was the War that no-one wanted and ended status quo ante bellum. Walter R. Bourneman wrote a rather good book, (from the American side), 1812 The War that Forged a Nation. I find his choice of title somewhat ironic as it did the same for Canada.
|Posted by: Lady of Avalon 14-Apr-2008, 06:47 PM|
| I just love to read all these wonderful posts here very interesting.
And frankly I am quite impress by UlsterScotNutt knowledge of his history. I read alot about the history of England and Europe and ancient civilizations and am almost ashamed to say that I don't read as much from my own country.
All the same, I would like to live the Napoleonic period and the war with the British especially with Wellington or Nelson,both were great gentlemen. LOA
|Posted by: UlsterScotNutt 15-Apr-2008, 07:36 AM|
To fight a war and end up with literally nothing changing, well territorially at least. Maybe alittle with Spainish territory. But the war did soilidify the US-CA border, Maine alittle later.
For many in the US this war was a 2nd war of iindependence and for Canada it proved the right and strength of existence. After this, very little has happened between the neighbors. What an extraordinary relationship.
LOA, I would also like to acknowledge Camacs wonderful and knowledgeble question. The world truly is a wondrous place and history from any one place , anywhere in the world is fascinating.
This is a great forum topic.
Somewhere else and time I would like to be is on the Silk Road, Marco Polo time line.
|Posted by: Camac 15-Apr-2008, 07:55 AM|
Thanks for the acknowledgement. If I could not study History I think I would shrivel and die. Another time Period I would like to experience is to march with Xenophon.
|Posted by: j Padraig moore 15-Apr-2008, 11:08 AM|
| Wow, what a hard decision. I too, have to split my answer.
1. Civil War era
2. the 1930's. Yeah, I know, the depression and rise of fascism and all. But I think this would have potential for a really fascinating time trip.
3. early colonial period
1. definitely the Napoleonic era! I'd be in Spain fighting Boney and singing all the way!!
2. Elizabethan England
3. Victorian Engand
And the one era I'd really like to re-live: the 1980's. Seriously! So much happened in my life in the '80's, I'd love to go back and change/correct so many things.
|Posted by: CelticRose 18-Apr-2008, 04:02 PM|
|So glad you all are enjoying the topic. I for one would have love to have lived in so many eras. It really is hard to choose from a female perspective. Would have also loved to lived during the wild west period...........as long as I was a wealthy married woman and not single. It was a much more difficult life otherwise. Pioneer women had horrific life if not wealthy or kept in safety.|
|Posted by: gaberlunzie 06-Sep-2008, 04:16 AM|
I have many favorite periods of time in history but if I had to choose there were two periods left.
One is the 13th century in Europe, especially the time of LLewelyn the Great in Wales.
Or around 1745 in Scotland , and the same period of time in North America, the pioneer times. Hard times for women, I know well, but I would have loved to live there for a while at least.
|Posted by: Camac 07-Sep-2008, 10:05 AM|
| One time period would be 5th century BCE and march with Xenophon.
|Posted by: greenldydragon 14-May-2009, 07:52 PM|
| I'd have to agree with gaberlunzie on visiting Wales under Llewelyn
But this question is so hard, I'm going to have to follow suit from other people and split the answer! lol
1. America Pre-Columbus
2. Olmec Civilization
3. The Seven Year War
1. War of the Roses
2. During the reigns of Henry VIII or Elizabeth
3. Spanish Civil War
4. Ancient Greece and Rome
|Posted by: MacDonnchaidh 14-May-2009, 08:56 PM|
|Hmmmmm, so many places to go..... I figure if I had one choice only, then it would be A.D. 1066, about 4 weeks before Hastings. That would give enough time to train Harold's Saxons in the use of a 14th century crossbow (which I happen to have the designs to make one). With such a weapon, combined with the famous Saxon shield-wall, he would have been able to repel the Usurper (William) and ultimately change the history of the entire world.|
|Posted by: ranger 14-May-2009, 08:58 PM|
|Sorry if this has been covered....but I would actually like to go forward. There are so many possibilities in that. Of course, first we'd have to establish when, or how far you want to go into the future. But since it hasn't actually occurred yet, let's cheat and just say that we could make stops every 100 years or so. Just to see how everything has changed, for the good or bad. How far do we want to go? What new inventions have been created (and which "old fashioned" ones are still in use)? Are countries still the same geographically, same forms of government, etc. What is the music like, or is there music? Has food changed? Do we have space travel yet? What do my descendants look like???? What would it be like to speak with your gggggggggggggggrandson or daughter? Would we even be here? At what point do we "die off" as a human race? What is the cause of it? Do we want to know??? As interesting as the past is, and how much we can learn from studying it, the future holds so many infinite and unknown possibilities.......from the small and seemingly insignificant to huge and earth-shattering changes.|
|Posted by: flora 15-May-2009, 06:50 PM|
| A question to ponder: If you went forward in time and the earth is no longer there, what would happen?
|Posted by: ranger 15-May-2009, 11:09 PM|
|I don't know....what?|
|Posted by: flora 16-May-2009, 02:19 PM|
| Hey, you're time traveling!!!! Don't you have a backup plan?!!!!!
Sorry, to ponder that question wasn't very well of me. I don't have an agenda. I enjoyed your curiosity of the future. It was the unknown possibilities and earth-shattering (literal or not) changes that made me stop and think.
|Posted by: ranger 16-May-2009, 03:09 PM|
| I was just teasing, my dear......
As you said, it was just to get you thinking about all of the different possibilities or things you would want to see. Who knows, maybe you could go far enough ahead and science and war and global warming and whatever else you wanted to add in had not only destroyed the world as we know it, but had changed the geographical layout. And now magic had taken the place of science, and elves and other fantasy beings were now "sharing" the new earth with humans......
|Posted by: flora 22-May-2009, 08:04 AM|
| Yep, there will be werewolves, vampires and machines. Oh my. Will you be seeing the new Terminator movie?
|Posted by: GaretJax 22-May-2009, 08:41 AM|
| Most definitely. I will try to watch the older ones first, just to get updated on some of the smaller parts that I'm sure I've forgotten about. I usually have to wait until they come out on DVD anyways.....with three kids it can get quite expensive to make a simple little trip trip to the theater.
|Posted by: skeets52 23-Oct-2011, 07:04 AM|
| To travel to the past I believe one must have lived it in another life. Yes I know heresy in some circles. Still have you ever seen something, been some where , done something you have never done before, but know that in fact you have in another life? It is thus for me in the age when a mans word held more than any paper.
It should be obvious the time I would like to visit, though only for a short time for I fear it may have been my demise.
And then there was the time I signed on a whaling ship out of New Bedford
|Posted by: tjbren 17-Jan-2012, 01:10 PM|
| There are many time periods that I would like to visit. If I were wealthy and healthy, the middle ages would be a fascinating period to explore. I wouldn't want to be be a poor peasant, life was far to short and difficult. (Besides, I'm much to lazy for that!)
There is, however, a time period to which I have been drawn all my life. For many reasons, too many to list here, I think I would fit well into the world of the Victorians, perhaps around the mid-eighteen hundreds.
I am an architectural designer, and the 1850s on were rife with many discoveries and an explosion of possibilities, especially in architecture. I could have survived easily and well as what was called then a society architect. (One who designs homes for ones peers.)
So much about the Victorian era suits me well that it's impossible for me to imagine NOT being able to fit right in. (There are some MAJOR exceptions too...! Some may understand the term 'mandrake' when not referring to the plant.)