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A Blast From The Past

Oddities, striking characters and incidents, strange days... this is history with all the interesting bits left in, by the author of Batavia's Graveyard, Tulipomania and The First Family.

  • By Mike Dash
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • First post on

Posts per year

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2015 3
2016 4
2017 0
2018 0
2019 1
2020 0
2021 1
2022 1
2023 0
2024 0

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

The Sin-Eaters (a preview)
Many apologies to subscribers who received a notification of a new post earlier today. Unfortunately this was an error on my part. I was working on an upcoming essay and managed to hit the “publish” …
On , by Mike Dash, 795 words
The Twopenny Hangover
The image above shows a recreation of what is supposed to be a “twopenny hangover“. It’s a term increasingly commonly found on Google, and it purports to describe a type of cheap Victorian-era doss-house in …
On , by Mike Dash, 2,804 words
Ask Mike
For almost three years now, while my other responsibilities have prevented me from updating the main blog as I would wish to, I’ve been adding material to this site on a new page, “Ask Mike,” …
On , by Mike Dash, 188 words