Jewish Pirates in Jamaica

Under Muslim rule in Spain, Jews were largely protected from persecution.  This led to an explosion of Jewish culture and learning in Iberia and a very prosperous merchant class.  With the Reconquista and the expulsion of the Moors from Spain, many Jews began fleeing from Spain because of the persecution of the Spanish Inquisition and, …

Strike the Pose…!

Okay, I’m very much a proponent of protecting copyrights and intellectual property but this is WAY OVER THE LINE. Perhaps Vogue should be sued by Cornwall for usurping the centuries old name of this hamlet. https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/vogue-magazine-threatens-sue-cornish-7072632?utm_source=join1440&utm_medium=email&utm_placement=newsletter Never allow corporations to push the publicans around less you have no more publicans and only corporate “best interests.”

Colonial Hospitality – Spiced Pineapple Mead

They say “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”[i] and this has become my view on mead.  Technically, mead should not be part of my portfolio[ii] as it was not particularly popular in colonial America.  Keeping bees and processing honey into mead, while a straightforward and simple process, was not nearly as …

Beer Recipe: “Never Surrender” Welsh Cake Porter

My friend Conner Duffy is actively working to bring another tavern to Fort Mifflin during the upcoming North American Festival of Wales in August of this year. To that end, on May 7, when the Regimental Brewmeister teaches the next 18th Century Brewing Class at Fort Mifflin, we will be brewing a Welsh Cake Porter. …

HANDS-ON BREWING WITH THE REGIMENTAL BREWMEISTER

QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR HISTORY!May 7th — 11:00 – 4:00Fort Mifflin Perhaps you are an accomplished homebrewer and you want to appreciate the challenges faced by brewers in the 18th Century who brewed good beer without all the instrumentation and modern equipment we rely on, perhaps you are a history buff and want to know …

Peace or War? What ARE we talking about?

Almost all of the Abrahamic religions have a huge focus on the idea of peace.  In fact, common greetings in Hebrew (שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם‎ — shalom aleichem) and in Arabic (ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‎ — as-salamu alaykum) quite literally mean “peace be upon you.”  In the Anglican Church ceremony celebrating the French Alliance yesterday they opened their proceedings with …