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The History Blog

Latest Post: June 20, 2019
Unexpected Roman lead sarcophagus found in Granada

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Archaeologists excavating a historic site in downtown Granada unexpectedly discovered a lead sarcophagus from the Roman era. They were excavating under the Villamena building, a modern structure next to Granada Cathedral that was built after a 14th century building on the site was demolished in...
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Disney History

Latest Post: June 19, 2019

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Some important updates about They Drew as They Pleased - Volume 5 : 1. It looks as if the official release date may have been pushed back to October 1, but I am still trying to clarify this. The good news is that the discount on Amazon is now up to 37% 2. If all goes according to plan, you will be...
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Boston 1775

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

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
The Myths of Lt. Col. James Abercrombie’s Death

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Lt. Col. James Abercrombie (1732-1775) led the battalion of British grenadiers, detached from their regiments , at the Battle of Bunker Hill . He was mortally wounded, becoming the most senior British officer to die in the fight. Not only did Abercrombie outrank all the other British dead, but he...
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streetsofsalem

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
Mid-Century Maritime

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The Peabody Essex Museum’s new building, or at least its exterior, is now completed, creating a sweep of contrasting structures along Essex Street, with the East India Marine Hall centered between two more modern monolithic structures. During the long construction process, and after we learned...
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: June 18, 2019
From the Archives: The Longest Day

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At this time last year, My Own True Love and I took a D-Day tour put on by the fabulous National World War II Museum in New Orleans. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, it seemed like a good time to re-run the blog posts I wrote about the trip.  I’m ending this…
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You're History!

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

Latest Post: June 3, 2019
Historical Fiction: The Gown, by Jennifer Robson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars This novel piqued my interest following the  two recent royal weddings in England, which must have required prodigious feats of planning and organizing. Queen Elizabeth II’s own wedding took place seven decades ago, when she was still a princess and her country was...
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Edwardian Promenade

Your #1 source for Edwardian history!

Latest Post: May 21, 2019
It’s Here! Watch the trailer for Downton Abbey: The Movie

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