So, Shawn is the history teacher around here. It was his minor in college and he's far more knowledgeable and passionate about it than I am. He and Samuel have been turning our upstairs hallway into a massive history timeline, which Samuel illustrates. Here is a sampling!
|the pre-history section|
|an overview of the main section|
|Alexander the Great|
|the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria|
And, finally, my favorite two pictures. First, St. Catherine pleads with Pope Gregory XI to go back to Rome:
|(If you can't read that, St. Catherine is saying, "PLEASSSSSSSSSSE!" and Pope Gregory is all "FINE.")|
And then, we have Michaelangelo's David. But, Samuel had some issues with the nudity, apparently. Fortunately, he also had a solution:
|David looks a little surprised by the appearance of Columbus's ships nearby.|
Maybe he has a future illustrating history textbooks for the prudish?