Friday, April 25, 2008

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

'Hoodies' were the scourge of Medieval London - Telegraph: "They are the symbol of today's disaffected youth but a historian has revealed that the hoodie-wearing yob is not just a modern problem.

Professor Robert Bartlett, who is an expert on the Middle Ages, said hooded tops were also the garment of choice for 12th-century juvenile delinquents.

The teenage apprentice boys of London were lawless, violent and the scourge of the capital."

1 comment:

Doc Quatermass said...

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. -- Cicero

"The Earth is degenerating these days. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer mind their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching. -- Assyrian Tablet from 2,800 BC"

"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." -- Socrates