The term 'freelance' derives from Walter Scott's description of Medieval mercenaries in his book 'Ivanhoe'.
Fact of the Day
Quote of the Day
"If civilisation is to advance at all in the future, it must be through the help of women, women freed of their political shackles, women with full power to work their will in society. "
~ Emmeline Pankhurst
On This Day
1306 Robert the Bruce crowned king of Scotland.
1807 The Slave Trade Act was given royal assent. It attempted to abolish slavery, with limited success.