Monday, 20 August 2018
Σηκωματα, mensa ponderaria, mesures à grains… by Carolyn Hughes
Ann Swinfen I would like to pay tribute to Ann Swinfen, who died on the 4th August. Ann was a good friend to me and to many. She wa...
Sunday, 19 August 2018
Empress-less :( By L.J. Trafford
The five Julian-Claudian emperors that ruled Rome from 27BC to 68AD clocked up eight empresses between them. The chart shows the distri...
Saturday, 18 August 2018
The History Girls’ Wunderkammer - Celia Rees
Every month, a History Girl nominates an object for our virtual Cabinet of Curiosities. It would be a fascinating collection and a very larg...
Friday, 17 August 2018
William Blake and the Bunhill Fields Celebration by Penny Dolan
Last Sunday, the 12th of August, amid all the chaos of London, a new tombstone was laid in Bunhill Fields, City Road, London EC1Y 2BG. It wa...
Thursday, 16 August 2018
The SS Great Britain: Sue Purkiss
A couple of months ago, I wrote about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I'm afraid you're going to be hearing a good deal more about him and ...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
The lifeline of libraries in an age of loneliness by Fay Bound Alberti
On Twitter this week, the writer Neil Gaiman responded to the debate on libraries’ decline. Rejecting claims that libraries were obsolete, ...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
The Victorians meet the Geisha - by Lesley Downer
Playing the shamisen by Felice Beato (1860s) In 1867 a 24 year old Englishman called Ernest Satow was travelling around Japan. Satow c...
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