Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Reformation of Wolfshausen

Teil Fünfundsechzig
To hear my sister narrate the events of May 1524-1527, jump into the ring of fire with the priest or farmer or whoever.

Or, you can read this week's episode on a hill over the battle of Frankenhausen.

The story so far is here.

For more images from the cyclorama commemorating the battle, see here.
Happy Easter!


Nessa said...

Wonderful reading by Doug's sister. Very expressive.

Müntzer was a feminist - I'm sure he got what he deserved and peasants should know their places.

Great episode, Doug. Love the juxtaposition of the violent historical incidents and Hilda's silly reformation. I guess I'll be seeing her in Hell.

(Those paintings are amazing.)

TLP said...

I hope that Frau Braun will not lose her new-found humor now that Hilda is gone.

Sweet episode, well read by sis.

"Some men were hanged for handsomeness...." Ack!!?? We need all the handsome men we can get!

Nessa said...

Hoppy Easter!

actonbell said...

Wow, great reading!

Hmm, laughter a sin? This is reminding me of a part in the novel I'm reading now. Evidently, some monks, back in the early 1300's did debate the question of whether or not Christ laughed. Some considered mirth rather evil.

Doug said...

Thanks, Nessa. That cyclorama was something of a revelation. Maybe if I'm in Germany again.

TLP, you don't need semimillenial handsome men, I don't think. They left the vampires alone.

Hoppy Easter, Nessa.

A-bell, The Name of The Rose?

TLP said...

But those semi millennial men would have passed on their awesome genes. Ya see how that works?

Cooper said...

Lovely read and episode for the holiday weekend.

V.I.C.E.A.G.E.N.T. said...

Remain calm, everyone. There's a similar difficulty on Stuffed Animal Planet. I've already alerted the CDC of possible contagion.

Ariel the Thief said...

That must be a sad life in which laughter feels like a sin.

Doug said...

Sure, TLP. But now we have photoshop.

Thanks, Cooper. I hope you hand a holy weekend with your buddhist friends and in-home bartender.

Similar to what, Karen?

Well, Ariel, wouldn't it be a sadder one in which laughter feels like enterprise?

Karen said...

Similar to Photoshop this morning, Doug. I'm having to re-upload almost every single jpg on my posts. It's aggravating and is going to take forever.

Ariel the Thief said...

No, Doug, that's just an everyday life. :)