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67 blogs about History.

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

    The year of reading airmindedly — XI
    Bomber (x2) and fighters (and bombers). Garry Campion, The Battle of Britain in the Modern Age, 1965–2020: The State’s Retreat and Popular Enchantment (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). With this volume, Campion completed an evidently initially …
    By Brett Holman, 779 words

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  2. Alabama Yesterdays
    “Random wanderings through Alabama history.” By A.J. Wright. 🇺🇸

    Birmingham's Hillman Hospital Opens in 1903
    In July 2014 I posted an item on this blog, "Hillman Hospital and How It Became UAB." I recently came across the article below published in the May 3, 1903, issue of the Birmingham Post-Herald …
    By AlabamaYesterdays, 682 words

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  3. The Analog Antiquarian
    “Chronicles of worldly wonders.” By Jimmy Maher. 🇩🇰

    Chapter 13: The Artist in the Chapel
    The Sistine Chapel was built by the order of Pope Sixtus IV between 1477 and 1483. It was intended to serve as a private place of worship for him and his successors, as the site …
    By Jimmy Maher, 4,631 words

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  4. Antiquarian's Attic
    “A Farrago of Antiquities routed out of the Rusts and Crusts and Fusts of Time!” 🇬🇧

    From Margins of Empire at Ely Museum 22 Jan – 26 Jun
    This second-century AD skillet was found in Prickwillow, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire in1838. Copper-alloy decorated with copper and niello inlay and tin-plating.
    By Saesnes, 34 words

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  5. ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly
    “History, art history and architecture of Britain & Empire, Europe, Mediterranean & North America, 1640-1940.” By Hels. 🇦🇺

    Wealthy visitors "toured" Bedlam asylum
    Note the well dressed tourists in Bedlam The Rake’s Progress: Scene 8, by William Hogarth, 1735 Sir John Soane’s Museum. Originally Bethlehem was founded in 1247 as the Priory of St Mary in Bishopsgate St, …
    By Hels, 1,001 words

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  6. At the Pictures
    “About cinemagoing in the past.” By Lawrence. 🇬🇧

    Mark Jeanes 1962-2022
    I lived with Mark since 2006. This time last year he was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and a little more than a month ago he died. His funeral was on 13th December 2022 at …
    By Lawrence, 2,586 words

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  7. Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
    “The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years.” 🇬🇧

    The When of Levitation in the West
    Fun and games on the latest Boggart and Banshee podcast with almost an hour given over to questions of levitation and teleportation. As always when I talk to Chris there were revelations, things I’d not …
    By Beachcombing, 63 words

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  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.” 🇺🇸

    Book Review: The Housekeeper's Tale
    The Housekeeper's Tale by Tessa Boase The Housekeeper's Tale: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House by Tessa Boase is a light but informative exploration of the real lives of five 19th-20th century …
    By Beth, 520 words

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  9. Bill Petro 4.0
    “Writes about History, Popular Culture, Tech Trends, and Travel.” 🇺🇸

    History of Coffee: International Coffee Day
    HISTORY OF COFFEE: INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY September 29 is National Coffee Day in the U.S. and 16 other countries. But October 1 is International Coffee Day, shared by the National Coffee Day in 12 countries. …
    By billpetro, 83 words

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  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. 🇬🇧

    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

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  11. Book and Sword – pontifex minimus
    By Sean Manning. 🇨🇦

    How Did Ancient People Carry Letters on Papyrus?
    When we think of people moving writing on papyrus, we probably think of one of the ‘bucket’ shaped cases from ancient statues of orators and paintings at Pompeii. These had a handle or straps so …
    By Sean, 64 words

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  12. Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives
    “Resources for Historical Thinking.” 🇺🇸

    Roman Legions on Tik Tok
    Men are apparently sharing their fascination with Roman history on Tik Tok, Instagram, and other online platforms. “It’s been almost 2,000 years since the Roman Empire reached the historic peak of its power. But many …
    By briansandberg, 201 words

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  13. The British Newspaper Archive Blog NEW
    “Amazing finds and news from over 300 years of historical newspapers.” 🇬🇧

    Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week
    This week at The Archive we have reached the milestone of 71 million pages, having added 224,018 brand new pages over the last week alone, alongside one very special new title, the Walthamstow Express. We’ve …
    By Rose Staveley-Wadham, 1,484 words

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  14. A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
    “A look at history and popular culture.” By Bret C Devereaux. 🇺🇸

    Fireside Friday, September 29, 2023 (On Academic Hiring)
    Fireside this week! I know we’re all anxious to get to the last part of our look at the Roman Republic – a discussion of Roman courts and the legal system – but academic job …
    By Bret Devereaux, 3,208 words

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  15. distillatio
    “Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts.” By guthriestewart. 🇬🇧

    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

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  16. Dr Alun Withey
    “I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'.” 🇬🇧

    Medicine on the Move: Early Modern Travel and Remedies
    As my new project on the history of travel, health risk and preparation begins to get underway, one of the things that I am thinking about is the place of travel within early modern medical …
    By Dr Alun Withey, 1,086 words

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  17. Early Modern Notes
    “crime, women, digital history...” 🇬🇧

    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

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  18. Edwardian Promenade
    “Your #1 source for Edwardian history!” By Angela Tate. 🇬🇧

    By Evangeline Holland, 5 words

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  19. The Fastest Slow Guy You Know
    “A blog about bicycles, Oakland, California, roads, trails, history.” By Morgan Fletcher. 🇺🇸

    BERKELEY LOSS $9,000,000: 3,000 HOMELESS, 100 INJURED - The San Francisco Examiner, Wednesday, September 19, 1923
    100 years ago, almost to the day, a terrible fire wiped out 640 homes in Berkeley: The 1923 Berkeley, California, fire was a conflagration that consumed some 640 structures, including 584 houses in the densely-built …
    By Morgan Fletcher, 4,505 words

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  20. Flintlock and tomahawk
    “American warfare 1690-1835 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.” By Ralphus. 🇬🇧

    Shadows on the Longhouse fiction
    This paperback I read about 25 years ago. In the western section at my library. It is part of a series of novels ranging from the F&I to Pontiac and on to the Revwar which …
    By Ralphus, 62 words

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