If you could live in any time in history...

(59 Posts)

which one would it be and why?

What would you want to see and experience, and was there a particular event that you wished you were part of?

LineRunner Mon 17-Sep-12 22:54:12

I'd like to know if anything that Mike Parker-Pearson believes about the building of Stonehenge is correct!

If he used the word ritual you might be disappointed...

PurdyShaky Mon 17-Sep-12 22:59:35

Titanic, I would have told Rose to budge up, selfish cah!

Whaddya mean its not real? I saw it with my own eyes

PurdyShaky Mon 17-Sep-12 23:00:11

In the cinema, so it's real, right?

elfycat Mon 17-Sep-12 23:01:31

Now thanks!

DD1 would have died pre-modern medicine. Who knows where any of us would be if not for immunisation, surgery, antibiotics etc.

I have pretty good rights; can work, marry, divorce, vote, attend school etc which has not always been the case.

Yeah there was cool stuff going on before, but in the background was smallpox...

Yes of course it is. And gladiator was the most accurate historical epic ever.

MrsjREwing Mon 17-Sep-12 23:07:15

I would want to live at a time when people cleaned themselves and surrounding regularly.

omfgkillmenow Mon 17-Sep-12 23:09:10

i would have liked to see Freddie mercury in concert, but I need modern medicine so wouldn't go too far back

omfgkillmenow Mon 17-Sep-12 23:11:37

purdy if rose had got in the bloody boat like he told her he could have had the piece of wood to float on and survived...

I would love to go back about 2-4 million years and see if/how the different species of hominid interacted with each other. I know that's prehistory rather than history but it's fascinating.

History-wise... Perhaps Roman Britain.

pickofthepops Mon 17-Sep-12 23:12:43

At the time of dick Turpin and highwaymen. Not sure why.

LineRunner Mon 17-Sep-12 23:13:51

Loads of biblical stuff. All of it.

MrsJR the Romans enjoyed bathing and even had a sponge on a stick for anal cleanliness...

I'd quite fancy being a Victorian gent, but that's just for the clothes. No man looked badly dressed back then.

<hides Sheldonesque t-shirts>

MrsjREwing Mon 17-Sep-12 23:19:40

Yes and it was the one sponge for everyone.

Viviennemary Mon 17-Sep-12 23:19:56

I would have liked to live in Tudor times. Only if I was nobility of course and didn't have to marry anybody horrible. But just dance and enjoy myself.

Sharing is caring grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 17-Sep-12 23:23:58

WW2 . I know it was hard. Very hard, but the way people pulled together, supported each other, looked out for each other is truly inspiring. The bravery shown by normal people, every day is incredible.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 17-Sep-12 23:24:50

...And I'd LOVE to see Freddie Mercury in concert too! grin

I wan to go forwards in time, maybe 1000 yrs, see if we're all still so fucking intolerant of each other. Maybe there'll be a cure for unintelligence.

MrsjREwing Mon 17-Sep-12 23:27:20

I like 1950's, the hats, gloves, skirts. You had electrical appliances. People didn't lock their doors.

The reality was probably not great.

VintageEbonyGold Mon 17-Sep-12 23:30:17

Early human society, hunter gatherer. But I'd really like to analyse the progression of human nature from the hunter gatherers to civilisation to see if a theory I have has any foundation.

LineRunner Mon 17-Sep-12 23:41:12

Spill, Vintage. You know you want to.

Moln Mon 17-Sep-12 23:51:33

I'd go with a Victorian gent too. Very rich one. I wouldn't mind being a Victoria lady (also very rich) but it strikes me as a tad boring and all that bother about marrying right would be stressful.

Tudor time is another time that really interests me, though seeming it was probably a bit smellier and it strikes me there was a better chace of dying I'm opting for Victorian times

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