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Medieval charm to keep your bees safe 

If you use straw skeps to house your bees, you probably find the swarm process (during which the bees move to a different skep so that you may collect their honey and wasp - see picture) to be a highly stressful one.

Not to worry! An 11th-century manuscript, most probably written in Winchester, provides us with a handy charm to protect bees from getting lost, being attacked, or even being stolen.

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In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.

Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.

This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.

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IT'S HERE!

Four months ago I reached one thousand followers on this account. I wanted to give the wonderful people of the Fediverse something in return, and I offered to write an essay on a topic of my followers' choice. They voted, overwhelmingly, for @citrustwee 's birthday bit.

And now, after months of waiting, on her birthday, it is finally here. Happy birthday Evelien. And thank you, to all of you, for making logging on worth it.

write.as/garfield/in-her-book-

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On the 2nd of September 2004, just as France's children were preparing to go back to school, the "Law 2004-228 of 15 March 2004" came into effect.

Nominally, this law banned anyone from wearing "conspicuous religious symbols" in schools. In practice, however, it was widely understood to specifically target Muslim students and parents, in particular those who wore the hijab.

Girls and their mothers were now forbidden from "conspicuously" belonging to their faith.

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@garfiald damn, can't wait to see some garf and disney brand integration! what synergistic opportunities await

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have received numerous offers from the walt Disney company regarding conversion of this account into a "shrek" themed page. big things cominf!

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@garfiald @Manurweibling all winter holidays where you eat food with more than one person are christmas. this is an insanely tenable opinion

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why do NA settlers need two separate Christmas holidays. yet another example of American excess

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@garfiald there's a seventh testicle but it's not fully developed in most humans

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@garfiald i think you'll find the brain is two testicles. and the pineal gland is the second dick, or the sixth testicle

the dick is the third testicle. and the fourth testicle, is the brain

abolish the white guys called chris industrial complex

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@garfiald dude you have seen Calmos right? I'm currently watching it and wow, I cannot believe Bertrand Blier did a bona fide cinematic volcel shitpost back in 1976

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which mailing list do i have to join around here to suck some dick?

whose dick do i have to suck around here to join a mailing list'

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im going to shave my own eyebrows off in parliament square for fathers' rights

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info request re changing name and gender marker in the uk, boost please! 

currently i would particularly like to hear from you if you know the process for:
- getting your first passport with a name/gender marker different from your birth certificate
- changing the name on an under-16's passport
- changing your name on your passport if you have dual citizenship (UK and elsewhere)
- getting your vehicle log book updated

should've noted that i want to rely as little as possible on ppl having a GRC!

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info request re changing name and gender marker in the uk, boost please! 

hello!!! i am attempting a big project and would appreciate some input. i'm trying to cover the process of changing your name and gender marker with as many UK organisations as possible so if you've done this with for example, a bank/card provider, insurance company, utilities provider or on your vehicle log book, or anything else you can think of, and you can decribe the process to me, i would LOVE that! [cont. below]

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*posting my entire life on facebook*

this vaccine is just gonna be a way for the government to track you

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messaging my sister like I haven't just been gossiping about her straight relationship in a video call

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the spectre of communism is real and it tried to suck my dick

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