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William Hunter: Finding Free Speech—A British Soldier’s Son Who Became an Early American

BOOK REVIEW: William Hunter: Finding Free Speech—A British Soldier’s Son Who Became an Early American by Eugene A. Procknow (Mechanicsburg, PA: Sunbury Press, Inc., 2022) An... The post William Hunter: Finding Free Speech—A British Soldier’s...

‘Dwale’: A Medieval Sleeping Drug in a Seventeenth-Century Receipt Book

Elizabeth K. Hunter As part of my research into early modern sleep disorders, I have been examining the wide variety of sleep remedies available in England at the time.  Browsing through the manuscript receipt collections at the Wellcome Library in London,...
From: The Recipes Project on 6 Jan 2022

A Reassessment of the Martyrdom of Regulator James Few

Many early histories of the War of Regulation, which culminated in the May 16, 1771 Battle of Alamance, paint a picture of a Regulator... The post A Reassessment of the Martyrdom of Regulator James Few appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Martin Van Butchell and his crowded marriage

It is likely that Martin born in 1736 and was the son of John Butchell of Flanders origin, who was believed to have been tapestry maker to King George II. Quite how accurate any of that is remains unknown as to date, as I have found nothing to confirm...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Apr 2021

General Charles Lee Imposes Oaths of Allegiance on Newport Tories, 1775

Major General Charles Lee visited Newport, Rhode Island, in late December 1775, where he—controversially—insisted that local Loyalists take an oath of allegiance to the... The post General Charles Lee Imposes Oaths of Allegiance on Newport...

The Life and Work of Victorian Robin Hood Scholar John Mathew Gutch (1776–1861)

By Stephen Basdeo The modern scholarly study of the Robin Hood legend began with the pioneering work of Joseph Ritson who in 1795 published Robin Hood: A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads. Several nineteenth-century novelists, such...

Female dentists of the 18th century

As you may be aware we have previously written about 18th century dentistry and I was interested when I came across ‘City Women in the 18th Century’ which showed a trade card for a female dentist, Catherine Madden. British Museum Catherine...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Sep 2019

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 26, 1769). “Who has for sale, all sorts of garden seeds and flower roots.” Colonists placed advertisements in newspapers for a variety of reasons....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2019

Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

Lt. Martin Hunter Sent to Coventry in Boston

Lt. Martin Hunter did not have an enjoyable Christmas in 1775. That wasn’t just because he was besieged in Boston with the 52nd Regiment and the rest of Gen. William Howe’s British forces. Having already experienced the Battles of Lexington...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Dec 2017

October 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (October 15, 1767).“MILLINERY … supplied on the shortest notices, by … M. and J. HUNTER.” At a glance, this advertisement for a “GENTEEL...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2017

Shakespeare the therapist

Swimming for Shakespeare The idea that performing Shakespeare can help in the treatment of prisoners, ex-offenders and those suffering mental illnesses has been gaining popularity for several decades. Actors have often lead the way, with both Mark Rylance...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Aug 2017

The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

Colonial Williamsburg plans tomahawk throwing range in Historic Area

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has submitted a proposal to the city’s zoning board to construct a “tomahawk/axe throwing range” in the Historic Area at the old military encampment site at 311 East Nicholson Street.. (Courtesy Google...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jun 2017

Colonial Newspaper Advertising Rates

In 1884 the U.S. Census Office published a report called “The Newspaper and Periodical Press” by S. N. D. North, who would become a leading statistician.That essay offers answers to some difficult questions about the business of newspaper...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jun 2017

Daniel Boone, the Kentucky Pioneer.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Mar 2017

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