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5 Things People Born In The Early 1890s Are Currently Experiencing

1. Everyone you know is dead.

All of your friends are dead. Both of your parents are dead. Your brothers, your sisters, basically anybody that you ever held dear is long gone. 838 more words

Cut Crystal Vase Possibly English, Possibly Antique

This has the look and heft of age but glass in general is a bit outside my area of expertise (being a generalist and all…). I’d guess that this is possibly a late 19th Century piece, and perhaps of English origin. 46 more words

20th Century

Day 710: The Kept

The Kept is a mysterious and darkly moody novel that I found compelling from the first sentences. Elspeth Howell arrives home on a snowy winter day in upstate New York near the turn of the 19th century. 316 more words

Books

Chatham Dockyard, a brief History

Hi there again, I am back with a blog on Chatham dockyard, as I am at the moment sitting on my bed, back home in my home town, I thought I would write you all a post about one of my home towns most famous attractions and give a very very brief history on it.  726 more words

20th Century

Dispute over a parrot - Polly asked to give evidence

This report from the Birmingham police court appeared in the Daily Post on May 27th, 1871. Other cases before the magistrates that day included a charge of embezzlement, the theft of coal and a robbery of a gentleman as he lay asleep in a ‘house of ill repute’. 353 more words

Birmingham

Making histories: Captain Cook and Indigenous Australia

Maria Nugent, Research Fellow, Australian National University

There is a corner (literally) in the BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation that features the famous British navigator Captain James Cook. 1,056 more words

Exhibitions