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

The History Blog

Latest Post: February 22, 2019
Huge Japanese urn “lost” for 100 years and found in fish...

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A monumental Japanese cloisonné vase that represented in spectacular form the art of its country at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago was recently rediscovered after hiding in glaringly plain sight for a century and sold at auction on Sunday. The masterpiece of porcelain, enamel and...
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Boston 1775

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

Latest Post: February 21, 2019
“They grew noisy and clamorous”

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Yesterday left us inside the 25 Jan 1769 musical assembly at Boston’s first Concert Hall (shown here in a photo almost a century later, after the building had been expanded). Following the concert, some army officers wanted to dance. Organizers told them that Gov. Francis Bernard had asked...
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Latest Post: February 20, 2019
Really Rubbish Royal Relics

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Sometimes, no all the time, I think that I’m devoting too much time to social media, but occasionally you find yourself in the middle of some very interesting exchanges. The other day a really funny thread about the sheer dreadfulness of English delftware coronation plates from the late Stuart era...
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: February 19, 2019
Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen

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  Sixteen century Irish clan leader Grace O’Malley was the most famous “pirate queen” in the English-speaking world, and in fact the woman for whom the term seems to have been coined. Ireland in the sixteenth century was a decentralized society, ruled by independent clan chieftains who were...
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Disney History

Latest Post: February 17, 2019

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Walt's People - Volume 22 has just been released! I believe it is one of the best volumes in the series. It contains interviews and documents about Ferdinand Horvath, Izzy Klein, Eduardo Solá Franco, Campbell Grant, T. Hee, Ken Anderson, Bill Cottrell, Ken Anderson, Herb Ryman, Andrew B. Beard,...
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You're History!

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

Latest Post: February 11, 2019
It’s a Mystery : Not Here, by Genevieve Nocovo

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars Dina Ostica, a 23 year old woman trying not to let her emotional issues control her life, is not the sort of protagonist I would normally choose to read about. When author Genevieve Nocovo approached me about reading and reviewing Not Here, the first book in a planned...
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Edwardian Promenade

Your #1 source for Edwardian history!

Latest Post: January 28, 2019
What Queen Alexandra Wore

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From the earliest days of her arrival to England as the beautiful, vivacious Danish princess come to wed the Prince of Wales, Alexandra set the fashion trends of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Her most lasting trend was the wearing of dog collar necklaces and chokers, alleged to hide a...
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