Photo Credit: Tom George Davison PhotographyDear Reader,One of the most pernicious and hard to eradicate myths about the eighteenth-century is that people were quite short, roughly 3/4ths the size of Americans today. Visitors to historic sites and reenactments frequently offer it as an example of their knowledge of the period, or inquiry regarding soldiers’ height. In…

via How Tall was the Average Eighteenth-Century Soldier? — Kabinettskriege

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