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Any fellow History geeks get into this show on HBO? I'm really liking it. One of the more accurate American Revolution TV/Movie things I have seen too.

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          Tin, that show is awsome. My father has his PHD in history, so I have been taught a lot about it and this mini series brings it to life. Can't get enough.

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I watched episode 1 and 2.  Maybe I was a bit hyper that day but the show seemed to drag on a little.  I look forward to watching the rest though to see how it turns out.  Well, we know how it turns out but I mean the acting and so forth.

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this mini series brings it to life. Can't get enough.

No doubt!!  This is the history I'm surrounded with every day and it absolutely sucks me in, from the tools and stuff used around the houshold to the "Main Rd to Boston" (Todays I95), pretty cool stuff.

Michelle pointed out when they mentioned the date in one of the episodes (1775) that the people across the street probably discussed all these things in detail as they ate the family dinner.

Like I said, We're surrounded by this kind of history here in New England.  

This is the house across the street, circa 1711

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Trivia- Anyone know why colonial houses like this have windows that have a bunch of small panes of glass instead of the traditional 4 pane window?

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LOVING this show.

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Cuz making BIG panes of glass in colonial times, and delivering them on horse and wagon without breaking, was put-near impossible.  

If that ain't it, then I suspect 18, the number of pains, has some significance.  

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Until the middle of the 19th century, it was economically necessary to use smaller panes of glass, which were much more affordable to produce and fabricate into a grid to make large windows and doors. In addition, many considered the division of a window  into smaller panes to be more architecturally attractive than use of large panes.

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My guess on the windows would be that it was easier to replace the smaller panes when they got shot out.

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Glass was much harder to make in large sizes?

Anyway, yeah, it's a great show, can't wait for this week's.

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A few are, for the most part, right.

Too many of the normal sized panes would be broken on the journey over from England so the panes were split into quarters.

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