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Lavinia Spencer—amateur artist and Princess Diana’s great, great, great grandmother

I am delighted to welcome back R.M Healey, hot on the heels of his previous piece, A Georgian ‘Trip Advisor‘. Today’s topic is however very different, so I’ll hand over to him to tell you more: I purchased this signed drawing below of Frances...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Jun 2022

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Today the Renaissance Mathematicus officially became a teenager, although I think it’s been one since it first emerged into the digital world thirteen years ago, snotty-nosed, stroppy, belligerent, argumentative, anti-authority, whilst at the same time...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 11 Jun 2022

News: Not Just The Tudors

I’m delighted to have recorded another episode for Suzannah Lipscomb’s brilliant podcast, Not Just the Tudors, this time on Sir Walter Ralegh and the tragic fantasy of El Dorado. It’s available to listen to here. My previous episode, in which we...
From: Mathew Lyons on 2 May 2022

Rants, Rage, Rudeness, and Respect

A man that I’ve never come across before, Brett Hall, has taken me to task in, what he terms, a newsletter on YouTube for being rude to Neil deGrasse Tyson. Before somebody drew my attention to his comments, I had absolutely no idea who or what Brett...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 22 Apr 2022

NIL deGrasse Tyson knows nothing about nothing

They are back! Neil deGrasse Tyson is once again spouting total crap about the history of mathematics and has managed to stir the HISTSCI_HULK back into butt kicking action. The offending object that provoked the HISTSCI_HULK’s ire is a Star Talk video...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 13 Apr 2022

A terrible fortnight for the HISTSCI_HULK

It’s been a tough two weeks for my old buddy the HISTSCI_HULK, who has now packed his bags and departed for pastures unknown screaming, “you can all kiss my posterior!” That not what he actually said but you get the message.  So, what has upset...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 16 Mar 2022

Did George Washington Swear at Charles Lee During the Battle of Monmouth?

The scene is one of the most famous in the annals of the American Revolutionary War. The commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, Gen. George... The post Did George Washington Swear at Charles Lee During the Battle of Monmouth? appeared first on Journal...

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG…

I think the Internet has finally broken the HISTSCI_HULK; he’s lying in the corner sobbing bitterly and mumbling wrong, wrong, wrong… like a broken record. What could have felled the mighty beast?  29 January was the anniversary of the birth (1611)...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 31 Jan 2022

STOMP. STOMP, STOMP … KEPLER DID WOT!

I really shouldn’t but the HISTSCI_HULK is twisting my arm and muttering dark threats, so here goes. A week ago, we took apart Vedang Sati’s post 10 Discoveries By Newton That Changed The World. When I copied it to my blog, I removed the links that...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 17 Jan 2022

STOMP, STOMP, STOMP … NEWTON DID WOT!

Oh dear! The HISTSCI_HULK has been woken from his post festive slumbers and is once again on the rampage. What has provoked this outbreak so early in the new year? He chanced to see a post, that one of my followers on Facebook had linked to, celebrating...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 10 Jan 2022

Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives

Jemima Howe (1724–1805), a pioneer woman of the early Vermont frontier wilderness, survived a 1755 abduction along with her seven children ranging from six... The post Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives appeared first on Journal of the...

“The Sonnets of Luis de Camões” (1803) by Viscount Strangford | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. He researches the life and work of Victorian novelists and journalists George W.M. Reynolds and Pierce Egan the Younger and has also published extensively on late eighteenth and...

We plumb the depths of boundless history of science stupidity 

Late on Friday evening, Renaissance mathematicus friend and star historian of medieval science, Seb Falk, posted a couple of paragraphs from an Oberserver newspaper interview with the physicist and self-appointed science communicator Michio Kaku, from...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 4 Dec 2021

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.

Contributor Question: Remembered for the Wrong Reason?

We asked our contributors: Which personality of the American Revolution or the founding era (other than Benedict Arnold) is remembered for the wrong reasons,... The post Contributor Question: Remembered for the Wrong Reason? appeared first on Journal...

Review: George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring

George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring:  A History and Tour Guide by Bill Bleyer  (Charleston, SC:  The History Press, 2021) Whoever gets their hands... The post Review: George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring appeared first on Journal of the...

The Renaissance Mathematicus tries his luck as YouTube Influencer

Some time back I had a late-night chat with medieval historian Tim O’Neill about all things Galileo Galilei; late night for me that is, early morning for him. Unbeknown to me the sneaky Aussie bugger recorded my ruminations on the Tuscan mathematicus;...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 2 Aug 2021

It’s Galileo time again!

An article in the Sunday Express, not a newspaper I would normally read in fact I would only ever use it as toilet paper in an emergency, starts thus: Former Supreme Court Judge Lord Sumption has condemned attacks on scientists who challenge “official...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 31 Jul 2021

The Regimental Goat and “Memory Creep”

The stories of the Royal Welch Fusiliers’ goat and the Battle of Bunker Hill are a good example of what I call “memory creep.”As one writer picks up a story from another, he or she can change it slightly—either through error or through wishfully...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Jun 2021

“A poor drum-boy, killed by the goat on St David’s Day”

In 1832 the United Service Journal, and Naval and Military Magazine ran an unsigned article titled “Record of the Services of the Twenty-Third Regiment, or Royal Welsh Fusileers." In describing that regiment’s losses at the Battle of Bunker Hill,...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Jun 2021

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