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This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the Battle of Saratoga

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews emeritus professor and JAR contributor Dean Snow on his research into the Continental and militia cavalry... The post This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the...

Monsieur Garnerin and his maiden balloon flight in England

I came across a story to share with you from the Star, 29 June 1802 which described Monsieur Garnerin’s first flight in England ,although I had read that his first flight didn’t take place until 21 September 1802, but perhaps it was, that on that...
From: All Things Georgian on 30 Jun 2021

Frostbite, Slips and Sprains

We’re all feeling chilly as Christmas approaches and seeing the almost daily headlines in the national press of about an impending BIG FREEZE. It’s timely then to think about how our early modern ancestors experienced the Christmas and winter...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 18 Dec 2019

Tales from the Archives: SNOWBALLS: INTERMIXING GENTILITY AND FRUGALITY IN NINETEENTH CENTURY BAKING

I recently spotted these “schneeballen”  at the bakery counter of my local supermarket. From Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, these delicious cookies are actually made from strips of shortcrust pastry, draped over a wooden stick...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Dec 2018

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 3, 1768).“A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF WHITE AND BLUE NEGROE CLOTH.” The shipping news in the August 3, 1768, edition of the Georgia Gazette reported...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Aug 2018

Podcast: C18th chat-up lines, with Dan Snow

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, a look back at my chat with Dan Snow about love, romance and sex in the 18th century, including some of my favourite historical chat-up lines & a bit of a swoon over Sharpe and/or Mr Darcy. Podcast link below:...
From: The History of Love on 14 Feb 2018

Snowbomb

A brief intermission from #saveSalemshistory for some snow pictures, because it was a pretty big storm, or “bomb cyclone”! Back to the Phillips in a few days: remember the big PEM forum is on January 11th @ 6 pm in the museum’s Morse...
From: streets of salem on 5 Jan 2018

Like Snow From Heaven

28th December 2005 in FlorencePhoto by Marco De La PierreIn its simplest incarnation, glass is nothing more than crushed quartz or sand mixed with 'glass salt'. This salt is the alkali carbonates of sodium or potassium. Essentially, the ash of certain...
From: Conciatore on 18 Dec 2017

March 25

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 25, 1767).“HENRY SNOW, Distiller from London, MAKES and SELLS … FINE Georgia Geneva.” Henry Snow distilled many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2017

Ice Melt

Yesterday was one of those wonderful winter days when it wasn’t too cold, all of the old dirty snow was coated with a fresh dusting of new, and the sun occasionally peeked out of the light gray sky to transform the trees into glistening statues....
From: streets of salem on 17 Feb 2017

Thomas Bewick’s snowman

Here in Lincolnshire in the English Midlands, we’re yet to see any real snow this winter and it’s beginning to look a little unlikely now. Certainly, we have not yet been able to build a snowman so, while we wait for a good snowfall, today...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 Feb 2017

Like Snow from Heaven

28th December 2005 in FlorencePhoto by Marco De La Pierre In its simplest incarnation, glass is nothing more than crushed quartz or sand mixed with 'glass salt'. This salt is the alkali carbonates of sodium or potassium. Essentially, the ash of certain...
From: Conciatore on 20 Jan 2017

1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga

Book review: 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga by Dean Snow (Oxford University Press, October, 2016) [BUY NOW ON AMAZON] I can hear it now—“Another book... The post 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Argumentation Sessions v.1

What's the collective noun for a group of historians? An argumentation. I kid you not. So, when Dan Snow, James Holland, Mary-Ann Ochoa, and I gathered last week in a studio in central London, an argumentation formed
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 19 Jul 2016

June 15, 1598 in York

Peter Snow, of Ripon, England, was ordained a priest in Soissons, France in 1591. After returning to England, he served for seven years in Yorkshire, ministering to his fellow Catholics persecuted under Queen Elizabeth I. In the spring of 1598, he received...

History Hit

If you didn’t make it to History Hit, you can hear me talking about witchcraft for 79p now on iTunes....
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 18 May 2016

My TV Hero …

The Radio Times asked me about about starting out in TV and who influenced me – I told them that...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 18 May 2016

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