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Blogs about historical events and the history of locations – explore the past with archeology, antiques, artifacts, anecdotes.

Disney History

Latest Post: May 21, 2018

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I read the first part of Steve Hulett's Disney memoirs ( Mouse in Transition ) with immense pleasure and can't wait to put my hands on this second instalment, Mouse in Orbit .
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Boston 1775

History, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the...

Latest Post: May 21, 2018
Soldiers and the King’s Half-Penny

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Last month Alex Burns, currently doing doctoral work on the Seven Years’ War at West Virginia University, shared his research on how well—or how poorly—ordinary soldiers were paid in the eighteenth century. Some extracts: Their pay certainly ranked in the lower strata of eighteenth-century incomes...
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Two Nerdy History Girls

Latest Post: May 21, 2018
From the Archives: Queen Victoria's Wedding Drew a Crowd,...

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Queen Victoria in her wedding dress painted 1847 Loretta reports: The recent marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent me back into the archives to look at the excitement that accompanied Queen Victoria's wedding on 10 February 1840, in rotten weather. Researching for the short story I wrote...
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The History Blog

Latest Post: May 21, 2018
Earliest evidence of Roman military found in Poland

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Numerous Roman military artifacts dating as far back as the 1st century A.D. have been unearthed in Kujawy, north-central Poland, a region in the Vistula basin far outside the boundary of imperial Rome even at its greatest extent under Trajan in the early 2nd century. This is a find that could...
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You're History!

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Winston...

Latest Post: May 20, 2018
It’s a Mystery: The Colony, by F. G. Cottam

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars There’s nothing like an enigmatic, unsolved mystery, especially a true one, to excite public (or private) interest. Hoping to inject new life into his ailing newspaper, fabulously wealthy media mogul Alexander McIntyre mounts an expedition to New Hope Island, planning to...
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streetsofsalem

Latest Post: May 20, 2018
Ceremonial May

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I woke up happy but exhausted this morning, having completed a marathon May week of graduate festivities: three dinners, our department retreat, and two commencement ceremonies (graduate and undergraduate) plus the usual end-of-the-semester chair business. I missed the Royal Wedding, but seem to...
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: May 18, 2018
Gone Fishin’

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My Own True Love and I are off on another adventure. This time we’re headed for Normandy. The main focus is D-Day, but we’ll also spend some time on the William the Conqueror and the invasion that went the other way. In other words, lots of history and lots of potential blog posts.* While I’m […]
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