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Marblehead - Day/Night 5 Halloween

Apologies all for this going up a day late but I was very tired and possibly a tad drunk by the time I crawled back to my room last night and crashed.   835 more words


Five milestones to watch on Election Day

Every election brings political milestones for the history books. Here are five candidates to watch Tuesday:

Anthony Brown

The lieutenant governor of Maryland wants a promotion. 409 more words


Marblehead - Day 4 - Walk Around

It’s about 16:00 as I sit out the back of the Inn typing this and it was sunny till about 2 min ago now the clouds have come over all threatening and heavy with rain – possible snow. 1,025 more words


'Let them eat cake!'

One of the most misquoted phrases in history: ‘Let them eat cake!’. Marie Antoinette never said that, in fact because of her Austrian origins the French really hated her.

Image credited to Ben Walsh 

Diary Of An Amateur Historian

Boston - Day 3 Hop-on-hop-off (again) & Historical Locations

Since I already had a ticket and didn’t have to pay for it I yet again went to stop 8 (Trinity Church) and with baited breath waited to see which of the Bean Town Trolly Tours drivers I would get first off today.   1,762 more words


Boston - Day 2 - Hop-On-Hop-Off & North End

When I was in Washington DC I did and excellent Hop-on-hop-off tour and when I first came to Boston I did both the DUCKS and Ghosts & Gravestones tours so I’m getting reasonably good at the TOUR bus thing and I expect quality. 1,362 more words


Lenin Loves Cats

One of my favourite history facts provided by my dissertation and module(s) tutor during the BA years, John Manley of UCLan: Lenin loved cats, he would get distracted by them ALL the time. 52 more words

Diary Of An Amateur Historian