Ladders!

Monday, February 8th, 2021

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, climb the rungs of the past to reach the unexpected history of LADDERS! Which is all about prehistoric cave art, the Crusades and the capture of Constantinople in 1204 (using flying ladders), lamp lighters in eighteenth-century Dublin; it’s about accidents and superstition (falling off and walking under ladders); and it’s about Ancient and medieval sieges, a attacking fortified castles with ladders; and of course it’s all about the popular children’s game snakes and ladders, which originated as India, known as Moksha Patam. Who knew!

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