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Black Rod and the Door of the House of Commons

  Image: UK Parliament via Flickr CC The earliest description of the ceremony in which the Commons are summoned to the Lords by Black Rod comes in a notebook that belonged to Sir Thomas Duppa, who filled the position between 1683 and 1694, and had...
From: History of Parliament on 21 Jan 2020

St. Philomena(‘s) Remains: Religion, Sentiment, and Patriarchy Undermined in Post-Revolutionary France

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Jennifer Popiel The bones of Saint Philomena were discovered...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Jan 2020

Now Online: Hundreds of Petitions to Kings, Councillors and Other Rulers in Seventeenth-Century England

Nearly 400 petitions addressed ‘to the King’s most Excellent Majesty’ and other key political authorities in seventeenth-century England are now available on British History Online. Full transcriptions of these manuscripts are now free...

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD AT William Scott’s Store.” When it came to disseminating his advertisements widely, William Scott was more industrious than most merchants, shopkeepers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2020

The Hustling Hathorne Sisters

I wanted to start my Salem Suffrage Saturday posts with a focus on two lesser-known members of one of Salem’s most conspicuous families: the Ha(w)thornes. Generally we hear about either the Witch Trial Judge, John Hathorne, of the seventeenth century...
From: streets of salem on 18 Jan 2020

Runaway House Slaves

Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser (Goddard), Baltimore, June 27, 1780.NEGROES, who ran away...Lucy, Hannah, and Nan...They are most of them very artful, and expect to pass as free people...Lucy's business has been to wash and iron. Young Hannah...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Jan 2020

Galileo In Vienna

In Vienna’s 13th district stands a beautiful Jugendstil building, the Galileihof. Designed by and built by Emil Reitmann in 1905, the building appears to have been renovated not long ago. The Galileihof is a beautiful Jugendstil building in Vienna’s...
From: Darin Hayton on 17 Jan 2020

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” A subscription notice for “ESSAYS on … the Indians of the Continent of North America, especially the several Nations...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston. Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

How not to write women out of history

The Parliament of Women (1646), on which Neville based his satirical libels. Admittedly, my headline sounds a bit dramatic. But I am serious about this. Several years ago, I reviewed two books in short succession: one, a collection of essays on Oliver...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 17 Jan 2020


Sea fight with Barbary corsairs, c. 1581Lorenzo Castro.In the early seventeenth century, shipping goods and travelers around the world was big business; life on the high seas was an excellent way to find adventure, make a fortune or even become famous....
From: Conciatore on 17 Jan 2020

January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At William Scott’s STORE, North Side of Faneuil-Hall, Boston.” William Scott made sure that he placed his advertisement for various textiles and “a great...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2020

Newspaper - Runaway Slaves Who Could Read & Write

.Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser (Richards), Alexandria, September 29, 1785.RAN AWAY...a MULATTO WOMAN, named MOLLY; of a middle size. She took with her two Virginia cloth jackets and petticoats, one brown and one green baize ditto, with sundry...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Jan 2020

‘Je soussigné barbouilleur d’écrits inutiles’

‘Je soussigné barbouilleur d’écrits inutiles, donne pouvoir à qui voudra de m’acheter la terre qu’il voudra, pour le prix qu’il voudra, où je vivrai tant qu’il voudra, comme il voudra, avec...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Jan 2020

Poste : mise au concours d’un poste de professeur ordinaire ou associé en histoire de l’art de la période contemporaine à l’Université de Genève (h/f)

Poste : mise au concours d’un poste de professeur ordinaire ou associé en histoire de l’art de la période contemporaine à l’Université de Genève (h/f) Description du poste : Enseignement : La charge...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 15 Jan 2020

Newspaper - 1777 Army Deserter from the Revolution Runs Away with his Pregnant Wife

.DESERTED from the 2d Virginia Regiment in New Jersey, the following ...Serjeant, 30 Years of Age...his Wife, who was heavy with Child, went off with him...the Serjeant...enlisted into Captain Alexander's Company, and may be taken in Frederick County,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Jan 2020

Glimpses of Early Blandford

As long as we’re out in Blandford with Henry Knox, we might as well enjoy the town’s eighteenth-century history.Most of the first British settlers in the area were Scotch-Irish, moving west in a bunch from Hopkinton in 1736. They named their...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Jan 2020

The Neighbors

"Portrait of Giambologna"by Hendrick GoltziusIn Florence, directly across the street from the Palazzo Neri, where glassmaker Antonio Neri spent his youth (now the Marzichi-Lenzi), was the residence and workshop of famed sculptor Giambologna. This two-building...
From: Conciatore on 13 Jan 2020

Henry Knox “after about three hours perseverance”

Here’s a link to the podcast recording of my conversation with Bradley Jay of WBZ last month about Col. Henry Knox and his mission to Lake Champlain to obtain more cannon for the Continental siege lines. And here’s a timely question about...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jan 2020

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