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A random collection of fascinating historical posts
Curated by Jane Steen
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Fifteen Aids to Grey

Fifteen Aids to Grey | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Susan Higginbotham is brilliant. If you're a Tudor fan this one'll have you ROFL.

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The Impossibility of Dressing on £1000 a year

The Impossibility of Dressing on £1000 a year | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Being a society woman in the early 1900s took some serious planning.

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Divorce Colonies in Gilded Age America

Divorce Colonies in Gilded Age America | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

I always tend to think of quickie divorces as a modern invention. Not so...

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Relic in the Valley

Relic in the Valley | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

If I ever get to Wales on one of my UK visits, I want to go see this church. It's striking that so many of the UK's hidden gems would not be there but for the Christian faith.

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Kate Dickens and the Black Brunswicker

Kate Dickens and the Black Brunswicker | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

The story of a painting.

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A Royal Love Story-Richard II and Anne of Bohemia

A Royal Love Story-Richard II and Anne of Bohemia | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

The gem, the little gold nugget, of this piece is the rationale behind the introduction of sidesaddles. But there's much more of interest in this piece about Richard II and his wives.

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Fat Prince George : Portrait of a Regent

Fat Prince George : Portrait of a Regent | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Where would all those Regency novels be without the Regent? I say "cheers!" to Fat Prince G.

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Mother Mourning: Childbed Fever in Tudor Times

Mother Mourning: Childbed Fever in Tudor Times | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

A nasty subject, but a common fact of life until doctors figured out the whole germ thing.

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The Duties of a Lady’s Maid

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Seems like quite a cushy job in many ways...

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Give Me a Head with Hair: The Sequel

Give Me a Head with Hair: The Sequel | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

The Vintage Reader tackles mutton chops and imperials.

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I Sing the Body Dismembered - Walt Whitman

I Sing the Body Dismembered - Walt Whitman | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Death in the American Civil War.

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Interned Japanese Americans in WWII - great video

American government propaganda video highlighting the plight of the 120,000 first, second and third generation Japanese Americans who were interned during WW2 in the wake of Pearl Habour. A fascinating primer if you're interested in this slice of history.

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"Nighty-night, Sleep Tight"

"Nighty-night, Sleep Tight" | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

How did people sleep in Colonial days, and how did that give rise to the phrase "sleep tight"?

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The Haut and Bas of it: Two Renaissance Virtuosi in Ferrara

The Haut and Bas of it:  Two Renaissance Virtuosi in Ferrara | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

I'm a musical ignoramus but I just learned what a shawm is...

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BLOODLINES

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Fascinated article which connects Lippizzaner horses, Mendelian theory, and the Nazis. How scary is that picture of Tito?

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A Seer, A Prophet, or a Witch?

A Seer, A Prophet, or a Witch? | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Women scholars in the Middle Ages? Yes, it did happen. Naturally people thought there was something wrong with them.

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The Extraordinary Clandestine Activities of a Nineteenth Century Diplomat

The Extraordinary Clandestine Activities of a Nineteenth Century Diplomat | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

A real-life Scarlet Pimpernel! And I'd never heard of him till today.

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Edwardian Cocktails

Edwardian Cocktails | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

I'm posting this on a Wednesday, and without revealing details of my private life I think I can confirm I'm looking forward to Happy Hour (6 pm on Friday) already.

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The History Girls: The Flying Monk, and Other Aerial Characters

The History Girls: The Flying Monk, and Other Aerial Characters | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Death by tiger, a hanggliding monk and Anglo-Saxon bitching - a nice collection of historical tales.

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The Historical Character I Just Don't Get: Richard Coeur-de-Lion

The Historical Character I Just Don't Get: Richard Coeur-de-Lion | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Why that Errol Flynn movie gives us totally unhistorical info about Robin Hood. Quite apart from making England look like Southern California. 

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Edwardian Beauty Recipes

Edwardian Beauty Recipes | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Contains recipes for lotions and potions. If any of you try them, let me know!

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo

The story of a song.

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The History Girls: Battle Dress by Laurie Graham

The History Girls: Battle Dress by Laurie Graham | History Curiosity | Scoop.it

Horatio Nelson's breeches! Aye aye captain...

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Taking the Lives of Others

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Some interesting tidbits about capital punishment. I particularly like the story about the younger son who saved himself by hanging Dad and brother. I wonder if he was a teenager?

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Soops and Syllabubs

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What did people eat in Georgian-era Bath? 

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