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September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 19, 1769). “At the Sign of the Green Dragon.” When Henry Sanders opened a “House of Public Entertainment” in Marblehead, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2019

Richard Fry’s Greatest Scheme

Before going on with The Saga of the Brazen Head, I’ll zip through what happened with Richard Fry.Under his contract for the paper mill with Samuel Waldo and Thomas Westbrook, Fry had to pay £64 a year. But making paper on the Maine frontier...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Dec 2018

October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (October 6, 1768).“Strong and Small Malt Beer and Spruce, by the Barrel.” In the fall of 1768 John Coleman advertised the several varieties...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2018

Bootleg Puppets

By Daisy Edwards, Bootleg Puppets Photography by Hayley Fearnley When I became a University student I slowly forgot how desperately young people, families, and children needed art and theatre. Theatre was so accessible as a student, our University...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 9 Oct 2018

August 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (August 4, 1768).“Mr. Benjamin Leigh meets so great Encouragement in the Intelligence Office.” In late July 1768, Benjamin Leigh began...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2018

London’s population of 18th century wooden dragons returns after being wiped out by a mini ice age and volcano

The dragons are now back up in Kew gardens after 234 years ( Historic Royal Palaces ).
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Jul 2018

“One Year of the Sea! There’s Only One Year of the Sea!”

A version of this post would have been my first of the year, and would have been published some weeks ago, had not more pressing matters intervened. *** So it’s 2018, the Wales Year of the Sea. Or so the marketing gurus who came up with the concept...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 19 Feb 2018

The “Rally, Mohawks” Song of the Tea Party

In an address titled “Reminiscences of the Green Dragon Tavern,” delivered to the St. Andrew’s Lodge in 1864 and published in 1870, Charles W. Moore stated:I have looked in vain for a copy of an old revolutionary song said to have been...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Dec 2017

Outlander: from books to mini-series: the 2nd and 3rd season

Dear friends and readers, I am just now listening to Davina Porter read aloud dramatically (with nuance and appropriate tones) an unabridged text of Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber and engaged in rewatching Season 1 of the mini-series (every...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Nov 2017

Outlander, the second season, a differently framed Dragonfly in Amber

[Blog in Progess!!, come back for the 2nd and last 3rd tomorrow night] Claire grieving over her stillborn child, POV Mother superior (Caitrionia Balfe, Frances de la Tour, Episode 7, Faith) Dear friends and readers, It’s been eight months since...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Oct 2017

Sold for a pot of beer and a shilling!

On August 10th 1817 the marriage took place between Charles Skinner and Mary Gower, at Speldhurst, Kent, the union of two people in Holy matrimony. This seemingly happy union was to last for the next ten years, until John Savage appeared on the scene....
From: All Things Georgian on 29 Jun 2017

"Once Upon a Time": The blunderbuss dragoon, was typically issued to t...

"Once Upon a Time": The blunderbuss dragoon, was typically issued to t...: Richard Wilson manufactured firearms for the crown, Honorable East India Co. and Hudson's Bay Company. ...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jun 2017

Summer holidays with history

After being rather unwell at the beginning of 2016, I decided that this summer I would spend as much time on holiday as I could.  This was only made possible by the fact that we have access to a caravan that is currently in Oban, and we have a trailer...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 9 Sep 2016

Snapdragon: Newman and Sayers

I've been completing my preparations for my presentation on Dorothy L. Sayers at Saturday's Inkling Festival and I make some comparisons between Sayers and Newman in the course of my talk. They both tried to make the Gospel real to their audiences; Newman...

Shakespeare and the Welsh “Upon St Davy’s day”

Sam Cox and Pistol and Brendan O’Hea as Fluellen at Shakespeare’s Globe. Photo by John Haynes Every first of March the Welsh celebrate St David’s Day. Shakespeare was well aware of this: in Henry V the Welsh Captain Fluellen says to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Mar 2016

Maritime Nation(s)?

Just over a week ago, I attended the annual conference of MOROL, the Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies. This took place in the somewhat unlikely setting of Trinity St David’s University College at Lampeter. Now, Lampeter is a very nice...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 9 Nov 2015

The Joy of Myth

It’s a refreshing change to come up for air after the intensity of all the Carmarthenshire Archives posts, and to actually blog about something else: something more like the normal fare of this particular website, in fact! (No doubt many of you...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 26 Oct 2015

On Serpents and Sinners

The date is August 1614, and the anonymous author of an in-credible tale relaying the discovery of a dragon in the heart of Sussex is aware that you may not believe him. Let’s face it: this is seventeenth-century England, not The Land...
From: wartsandbrawls on 10 Sep 2015

Of Quacks and Caustics

By Samantha Sandassie In 1694, surgeon William Cowper and other members of the Royal Society gathered to test a Vulnerary Powder peddled by an apothecary named John Colbatch.  The powder, Colbatch argued, was a styptic that staunched the flow...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Jul 2015

Two New Pre-Revolutionary Comics to Choose Between

Tea Party: An American Story is a webcomic from Sam Machado, Cynthia “Theamat” Sousa, and Amanda Sousa Machado, signing themselves as TAS.It’s one of the most scrupulous fictional depictions of pre-Revolutionary Boston that I’ve...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 May 2015

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.