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Question # 4: What kinds of things that have happened in history do you feel are still affecting you in your personal life now?

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  1. Mary

    The second world war still affects me. My grandmother fled Czechoslovakia in 1939 and stopped off in London before going onto New York. Luckily for me, she met my grandfather in London and decided to stay. When she arrived in England, she called herself ‘Mary’ because she thought it sounded like a very English name. Forty years later, I was named after her.

    May 24, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

  2. Sarah Wyld

    Votes for women have obviously affected me – I have 4 lovely brothers but I would be absolutely outraged if they were allowed to vote & I wasn’t. (Weird outcome of this last election?! But you can’t blame me) ..

    May 24, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  3. Sue Caro

    Women’s sufferage
    Britain’s colonial past
    Second world war
    The introduction of the NHS

    May 25, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

  4. Lynn Cox

    The outcome of WW2. If Hitler had won the war then I might have been disposed of at birth due to my visual impairment!

    May 26, 2010 @ 7:47 am

  5. Emma Spurgin Hussey

    I think the thing I’m most aware of is suffragism. Even when it all seems hopeless I think about those women being force-fed, and I drag myself off to the polling station.

    May 26, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

  6. June

    The Norman Conquest; the outcome of the second world war; women emancipation.

    May 27, 2010 @ 11:15 am

  7. Rebecca

    The birth of the internet
    The recognition of women in the workplace after WW2
    All the Prime Ministers we’ve ever had
    All the Presidents the USA has ever had
    The invention of the aeroplane
    The industrial revolution
    The slow creeping stranglehold of celebrity culture

    May 27, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

  8. Margot

    The Crusades – there is still Christian / Muslim hatred

    May 27, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

  9. Kate

    Almost everything – there is a butterfly effect across time, I find it difficult to define particular events in history as effecting me now, I feel that they all have. However, I feel that specific moments in history sometimes resonate more with personal life, and often those moments can be more subtle and personal too – so the man who talked my Grandad out of becoming a fighter pilot in the Second World War feels strongly connected to my very existence, so that is a moment in my personal history which feels very important. I think it is harder to define the specific impact of larger scale events, I prefer to examine things through a microscope and then radiate them outwards than the other way around.

    Jun 08, 2010 @ 8:56 pm


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