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Sulfur of Saturn

 The Roman Goddess Ops, 'sweet'-heart (and wife)of Saturn, Peter Paul Rubens c. 1630,“Abundance (Abundantia).” [1]Antonio Neri’s 1612 book on glassmaking, L'Arte Vetraria, devotes an entire chapter to making artificial...
From: Conciatore on 16 Dec 2020

Nat Turner’s slave revolt

Nat Turner was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation, on 2 October 1800. Convinced from an early age that he was a prophet, Turner taught himself to read and write. His spiritual path mirrors that of other mystics: he maintained an austere life apart...
From: Mathew Lyons on 25 Nov 2020

Ranking American Revolution Films and Television

Given movies and television are the great American art form, the American Revolution has been poorly served by filmmakers. Though it was one of... The post Ranking American Revolution Films and Television appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Giorgione: Man of Sorrows

 In his monumental 2009 study of Giorgione, Enrico Maria dal Pozzolo began his discussion of the individual paintings with a work that is not usually given to the master from Castelfranco.*In a clearing, a figure with a melancholy air, who is dressed...
From: Giorgione et al... on 29 Sep 2020

Minorcans, New Smyrna, and the American Revolution in East Florida

Beyond Florida’s state boundaries the history of New Smyrna is seldom mentioned.[1] Well known to the locals of New Smyrna Beach, the region’s settlement by... The post Minorcans, New Smyrna, and the American Revolution in East Florida...

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any person inclinable to purchase the Whole, may have them on very reasonable Terms.” John Tunno sold a variety of goods at his “Linen and Manchester Ware-House”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2020

The Taste of deception: plague, food, and medicine in seventeenth-century England

Today we are making a foray into the seventeenth century with Claire Turner. Claire is a first-year PhD student at the University of Leeds. Her research, which builds on her recent MA dissertation, focuses on how people experienced and perceived the plague...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 May 2020

Sulfur of Saturn

The Roman Goddess Ops, 'sweet'-heart (and wife)of Saturn, Peter Paul Rubens c. 1630,“Abundance (Abundantia).” [1]Antonio Neri’s 1612 book on glassmaking, L'Arte Vetraria, devotes an entire chapter to making artificial gems....
From: Conciatore on 17 Apr 2020

A Tradition of the Covenanter in Turnhigh, near Whitburn #History #Scotland

In his book Melodies and Memories: with a history of the Blacks of Briech Water (1909), John Black refers to a classic traditional story of a Covenanter being saved from a sword thrust by his Bible. He begins it with Helen Steel in Turnhigh, who was married...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Apr 2020

“Revolution Road” on the Dave Nemo Show to Air this Friday for Free

SiriusXM Radio announced today that they will be offering their programs for free through May 15. This means JAR readers who don’t have a... The post “Revolution Road” on the Dave Nemo Show to Air this Friday for Free appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: Katie Turner Getty on Combating the Spread of Disease Eighteenth-Century Style

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews attorney and JAR associate editor Katie Turner Getty on the use of smoke to fumigate refugees from... The post This Week on Dispatches: Katie Turner Getty on Combating the Spread of Disease...

Who lived in these houses on Hertford Street, Mayfair?

If, like me, you wonder who lived in some of London’s Georgian houses, then today’s post takes a look at one specific London street in the affluent area of Mayfair, or to be more specific, Hertford Street. Horwood’s Map of London Hertford...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Feb 2020

Contributor Close-Up: Katie Turner Getty

What inspired you to start researching and writing about the Revolution? It was perhaps inevitable that I would end up studying the Revolution as... The post Contributor Close-Up: Katie Turner Getty appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Thomas Vincent, John Turner, Robert Perrott, and M. Pemberton, The Death of Ministers Improved . . . to which is added a sermon upon that occasion by Richard Baxter (1678)

By Jenny-Lyn de Klerk This book and sermon written after the death of a beloved minister Henry Stubbs, shows the deep fellow-feeling experienced by the members of a church with each other and their pastors, as well as the Puritan practice of using the...

Sulfur of Saturn

The Roman Goddess Ops, 'sweet'-heart (and wife)of Saturn, Peter Paul Rubens c. 1630,“Abundance (Abundantia).” [1]Antonio Neri’s 1612 book on glassmaking, L'Arte Vetraria, devotes an entire chapter to making artificial gems....
From: Conciatore on 6 Dec 2019

George John Scipio Africanus

You may not be familiar with the name George John Scipio Africanus, neither was I until I recently saw his name on a Blue Plaque in Nottingham and wanted to find out more about his life and family. George arrived in England from Sierra Leone, aged about...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Sep 2019

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