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71 blogs about History.

  1. Airminded
    Airpower and British society, 1908-1941 (mostly). By Brett Holman. 🇦🇺 More info

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    The First Blitz? — I
    You might think that the first Blitz was the Blitz, i.e. the German bombing of British cities in 1940-1941, at the time was understood as a form of blitzkrieg, which was then shortened to 'blitz' …
    By Brett Holman, 633 words
  2. Alabama Yesterdays
    Random wanderings through Alabama history. By A.J. Wright. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Dr. Halle Tanner Dillon Passed the Test
    I've written before on this blog about Dr. Halle Tanner Dillon, "the first certified, practicing female physician in Alabama". Dr. Dillon was a fascinating individual, the daughter of Benjamin Tanner, a prominent African-American minister in …
    By AlabamaYesterdays, 938 words
  3. The Analog Antiquarian
    Chronicles of worldly wonders. By Jimmy Maher. 🇩🇰 More info

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    Chapter 1: East to Asia, West to Asia
    The twentieth year of the sixteenth century was a fraught and febrile one for the continent of Europe. In the spring of the year, Leonardo da Vinci, the man destined to become his posterity’s personification …
    By Jimmy Maher, 5,100 words
  4. Antiquarian's Attic
    A Farrago of Antiquities routed out of the Rusts and Crusts and Fusts of Time! 🇬🇧 More info

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    Thetford Priory
    The remains of The Cluniac Priory of Our Lady of Thetford The Cluniac Priory of Our Lady, Thetford, was first founded on the Suffolk side of the Little Ouse river by Roger Bigod in the …
    By Saesnes, 512 words
  5. ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly
    History, art history and architecture of Britain & Empire, Europe, Mediterranean & North America, 1640-1940. By Hels. 🇦🇺 More info

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    The delicious history of ice cream
    I REALLY wanted to buy a beautifully hand painted pair of Coalport porcelain ice pails, c1802. An orange ph­eas­ant with golden wings perched on branches blooming with red and gold flowers. Then see panels of …
    By Hels, 973 words
  6. At the Pictures
    About cinemagoing in the past. By Lawrence. 🇬🇧 More info

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    Grief in the Cinema
    ‘It’s coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees.’ Do you know that Joni Mitchell song? ‘I wish I had a river I could skate away on?’ It’s such a sad song, and not really about …
    By Lawrence, 1,984 words
  7. Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
    The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years. 🇬🇧 More info

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    The Wood Diva
    ***I’ve been absent for a couple of months because I was locked out of the account! Just to let you know that Chris and I continue to do our podcasts and there has been an …
    By Beachcombing, 59 words
  8. Beth's Bobbins
    Living history and historic costuming, with a particular focus on women's clothing and hairstyles of the Victorian and American Civil War periods. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Original: Embroidered Pocket, 18th Century
    Pocket, English, mid-18th century. LACMA. I've been reading a lot of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's Good Wives, and selected this month's antique beauty in honor of this passage at the end of chapter 1:"Much better than …
    By Beth, 128 words
  9. Bill Petro 4.0
    Writes about History, Popular Culture, Tech Trends, and Travel. 🇺🇸 More info

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    History of Super Tuesday: Why Is It Significant?
    HISTORY OF SUPER TUESDAY What is Super Tuesday, why is it called that, and what will it determine? Super Tuesday is the US presidential primary election day on March 5 (this year), when the largest …
    By billpetro, 126 words
  10. 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. 🇬🇧 More info

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    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” …
    By Mike Dash, 795 words
  11. Book and Sword – pontifex minimus
    By Sean Manning. 🇨🇦 More info

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    Just Another Grunt
    A Statue of the Egyptian god Reshef from the Third Intermediate Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art care of https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/553738 Early on, the Indy Neidell World War Two documentary split off a series War …
    By Sean, 782 words
  12. Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives
    Resources for Historical Thinking. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Douglass Day Workshop
    The Newberry Library in Chicago is hosting a Digital Humanities workshop on Frederick Douglass during Black History Month. Undergraduate and graduate students in History at Northern Illinois University may be interested in participating in this …
    By briansandberg, 210 words
  13. The British Newspaper Archive Blog
    Amazing finds and news from over 300 years of historical newspapers. 🇬🇧 More info

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    Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week
    This week at The Archive we marking the leap day of 29 February by adding 247,740 brand new pages, as well as examining the tradition of the leap year proposal. We’ve also added a duo …
    By Rose Staveley-Wadham, 1,978 words
  14. A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
    A look at history and popular culture. By Bret C Devereaux. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Collections: Phalanx’s Twilight, Legion’s Triumph, Part IIIa: Peak Pike-Phalanx
    This is the first part of the third part of our four(ish) part (Ia, Ib, IIa, IIb, IIIa) look at the triumph of the Roman legions in the third and second century over the Hellenistic …
    By Bret Devereaux, 4,600 words
  15. The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Daily entries from the 17th century London diary. 🇬🇧 More info

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    Monday 4 March 1660/61
    My Lord went this morning on his journey to Hinchingbroke, Mr. Parker with him; the chief business being to look over and determine how, and in what manner, his great work of building shall be …
    By Samuel Pepys, 160 words
  16. distillatio
    Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts. By guthriestewart. 🇬🇧 More info

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    Review of “The experimental Fire” by Jennifer Rampling
    I am afraid that this review is 18 months late, due to running out of spoons in 2021 after moving house whilst also work being very busy and the ongoing pandemic running as a stressful …
    By guthriestewart, 1,684 words
  17. Dr Alun Withey
    I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'. 🇬🇧 More info

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    The Troublesome Gibbet of John Haines, the ‘Wounded Highwayman’ of Hounslow.
    For this post, I am going to wander into the world of crime in the late eighteenth century, and the grisly fate that befell many who committed the heinous crime of highway robbery. (Full disclosure: …
    By Dr Alun Withey, 988 words
  18. Early Modern Notes
    crime, women, digital history... 🇬🇧 More info

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    Call for Papers
    In Our Name: Royal Letters, Power and Diplomacy in Scotland and England (1513-1542) Performing and Resisting Power in Early Modern Life Plate 1 from Thomas May, Arbitrary government displayed to the life, 1690. Image from …
    By Sharon Howard, 171 words
  19. Edwardian Promenade
    Your #1 source for Edwardian history! By Angela Tate. 🇬🇧 More info

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    PERIOD DRAMA ALERT: THE PORTER
    By Evangeline Holland, 5 words
  20. Erik Kwakkel
    Medieval book historian at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. I post images of medieval books. 🇨🇦 More info

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    Medieval selfies and the earliest selfie-stickSelfies are by no...
    Medieval selfies and the earliest selfie-stickSelfies are by no means an exclusively modern phenomenon. During the Middle Ages artists would portray themselves, even realistically. The person seen here made two selfies of himself and even …
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