[Ansteorra] Letters of Note
Zubeydah Jamilla al-Badawiyyah
zubeydah at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 15:53:46 PDT 2010
There is a rather fascinating website that collects and posts "Letters of
Note" ... private letters or documents from history. In perusing the site, I
found two of special note to Society members...
"*Most Serene Prince.
Galileo Galilei most humbly prostrates himself before Your Highness,
watching carefully, and with all spirit of willingness, not only to satisfy
what concerns the reading of mathematics in the study of Padua, but to write
of having decided to present to Your Highness a telescope ("Occhiale") that
will be a great help in maritime and land enterprises.....*" (continued at
"*Queen of Scotland
8 Feb. 1587
Royal brother, having by God's will, for my sins I think, thrown myself into
the power of the Queen my cousin, at whose hands I have suffered much for
almost twenty years, I have finally been condemned to death by her and her
Estates.*" .... (continued at link below)
I found the site remarkable,and hope you enjoy the links.
~zubeydah jamilla al-badawiyyah
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