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December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The said Watson being a stranger, the said John Champlin doth strongly recommend him.” James Watson, a clock- and watchmaker “Late from London,” inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2019

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HAS JUST IMPORTED, in the ship Georgia Packet, Capt. George Anderson, from London.” Colonial merchants and shopkeepers often informed prospective customers of the origins...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2019

October 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 25, 1769). “Samuel Douglass, HAS JUST IMPORTED … GOODS, suitable for this and the approaching season.” Digital technologies, including...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2019

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 25, 1769). “Work done as well as in any other Part of New-England.” Even though he operated a shop in the relatively small town of New London,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Aug 2019

Covenanters Kill Captain Urquhart at Caldons in January, 1685 #History #Scotland

In a description of Minnigaff parish written by Andrew Heron of Bargaly (at some point between 1699 and his death in c.1728) he describes Covenanters attacking Colonel James Douglas and Captain Urquhart (or Orchar as he calls him) in January, 1685: ‘And...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Aug 2019

“Under God:” Understanding its Revolutionary Usage

The words “under God” have been part of America’s fabric since its inception; any school child will recognize the words in the Pledge of... The post “Under God:” Understanding its Revolutionary Usage appeared first on Journal...

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769). “JUST IMPORTED, in the SHIP GEORGIA PACKET … from LONDON.” When the Georgia Packet arrived in port in the spring of 1769, it delivered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2019

Art Detectives: Thomas Gainsborough’s red-headed beauty

In our latest book, which is based on our blog and titled All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth-Century, one of the 25 true tales within tells of the life of the red-headed actress, Elizabeth Hartley. Elizabeth was a beauty, but not particularly...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Apr 2019

The British Army of the Killing Times in the Winter of 1685 #History #Scotland

  On 10 December, 1685, General William Drummond wrote a memorial of the winter quarters appointed for the King’s Scottish Army, aka., the British Army, until further orders. The modern regiments descended from these regiments are @scots_guards,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Sep 2018

The Great Chaise Match on Newmarket Heath, 29th August 175

In the early summer of 1750, the Earl of March (later the 4th Duke of Queensberry and more commonly known as ‘Old Q’) and Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton made a wager with Theobald Taaffe, Esquire that a four-wheel carriage (or...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Aug 2018

The Enterkin Rescue of 1684 in Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain #History #Scotland

The following account of the rescue of Covenanters at the Enterkin Pass in 1684 comes from the third volume of Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain published in 1727. Defoe had previously described the rescue in an account published in 1717 and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2018

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

Hunter on Dighton Rock in Middleboro, 19 May

On Saturday, 19 May, the Massachusetts Archaeological Society will host a special lecture by Douglas Hunter on “The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America’s Indigenous Past.”Drawing on his book of the same name, Dr....
From: Boston 1775 on 16 May 2018

Reviews in the JMH, March 2017

The Journal of Modern History 89/1 (2017): Thomas Kirk reviews Céline Dauverd, Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Genoese Merchants and the Spanish Crown (Cambridge, 2014). Robert Travers reviews Anthony Pagden, The Burdens of...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 17 Jan 2018

November 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 18, 1767).“Several other articles too tedious to mention.” Samuel Douglass and Company did not want prospective customers to merely take them...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Nov 2017

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