Never Take History Seriously

“Why, ” said the Dodo, “the best way to explain it is to do it.”
– Lewis Carroll

I have a deep love of British museum placards, they often go for funny.  Once, in the North, my family went to a museum about Roman Britain along Hadrian’s Wall.  There was a skull on showcase there that once belonged to a Celt who had been decapitated by the Roman garrison.  The placard read something to the effect “remains of one of the revolting northern tribes.”  To this day I haven’t figured out if that was meant to be a political or personal description.

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