So That’s How They Became Royalty

Convincing the rest of the group that you have supernatural powers of control will make you a God or Goddess, at least that was the way it was for many ancient tribes. In the instance of men, if the “power” was believed to be passed to the Wizard’s son or relative, the position was handed down. The heir to the throne, so to speak. We see this in modern political families. The great talker, the great negotiator, convinces us that their heir is the next great wizard of politics. If a man had these magical powers and the skill of a warrior these men became King and their sons or nephews inherited the title whether they were competent or not.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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The Ancient Act of Controlling Through Fear

Primitive Society’s leaders were often elder charismatic souls who convinced the others that they held magical powers. Tribal members believed that the “magician” could bring about a better life for the group. When primitive people believed the elder magician had power over them, the superstition was more powerful than threat of physical violence, therefore the magicians often won out over the warriors. The Ancients found it was more powerful to control people’s minds through fear of what could happen. Young warriors who thought of challenging elder leaders would back down out of fear. The fear of spells had enough of a psychological impact to overwhelm a subject into thinking that they truly were sick and they often died because they believed it.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Ancient Societies: How Early Leaders Began to Control Us

Scholars concluded years ago that brute force played a role in shaping ancient tribes but the most power during the early development of civilized groups lay in the hands of the Magician. Because superstition is so powerful, the charismatic personality who “appears” to be controlling the growth of crops, driving away plagues and controlling the rain, often gains the edge in this battle between brains and brawn.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Not So Ancient History: Women Shall Bear Children in Pain, It’s God’s Will

At the end of 1847, not so long ago, a British surgeon told the world that chloroform was now being used to ease pains in childbirth. The surgeon was trashed by religious leaders and those who insisted that to offer up a pain-free child birthing experience to women violated Gold’s will because of the reference in the book of Genesis to women bearing children in pain. For about six years the surgeon was criticized until Britain’s Queen Victoria had a doctor administer chloroform to her. The public outcry ceased. I guess they thought if it was good enough for the Queen … it was good enough for their wives, sisters and daughters.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Wearing Buttons Was Vain… Glad We Got Past That

It was in the 1200’s that people began wearing buttons but it was in the 1300’s when they created controversy. I guess buttons as fashion statements were thought of as vain by more humble folks. But we know who won that war because by 1685 the King of France so loved buttons he spent more than half a million dollars on them. Vanity? Compared to the little white ones that adorn the average man’s shirt, I would make that a yes.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Economics: Britain Had a Depression Too?

Britain’s “Poor Law” of 1834 was responsible for establishing London’s East End workhouses but two years after the law began, British industries nose-dived, leading to massive unemployment and a great Depression for the country. Today Britain is proud of their 19th century industrial achievements (Britain led the world into the Industrial Revolution) and proud of the recent renovations in London’s East End, thanks the building of facilities for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Medieval History: What Did They Wear?

During the Middle Ages the peasants of Europe wore hooded tunics made of rough, coarse fabrics of cotton or wool, especially common was a gray wool. But the upper classes wore robes of velvet or brightly colored silks, brocades and wool-silk weaves adorned with jewels. Only a king would be cavalier about his clothes, most of the medieval upper classes hung on to their clothes for years and years, handing them down to their children. The weavers and designers formed guilds where the quality was strictly adhered to.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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