What Fresh Hell Is This?

July 20, 2011

History Schmistory

Usually when we blog on the history-challenged here at 2pj it's a post on Santorum, or Bachmann, or Bachmann. So, it's only fair to call it out when someone on the left does the same thing (granted, the someone in this case is a flunky at HuffPo and not a presidential candidate).

Via The Huffington Post:

Yeah, they got the wrong queen (or king) here by some 300 hundred years.

This is most definitely not an example of Victorian fashion. The ruff (collar) she's wearing was popular during Elizabethan and Jacobean times. An educated person should not need to be a history, art history or fashion history expert to look at the painting and get that it's way off as an illustration for that headline.

Not earth shattering, I know, but it did bug the hell out of me.


EdHeath said...

HuffPo has fixed the picture, probably because of complaints like yours.

Maria said...

And, that's the difference between them and the Tea Party. Not the only difference of course, but an important one.