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It doesn't matter that you think you have Shakespeare's skull — you can't DNA test it: lawyer to clergymen

Clergymen attempting to prove claims that a skull found in a Worcestershire church vault is that of William Shakespeare have been thwarted by a senior church lawyer who has barred them from carrying out DNA testing. 430 more words


Strawberry Hill House: The Birthplace of Gothic Literature

Zombies, vampires, the undead: these are all creatures that make up for successful franchise films, and all were originally born from gothic literature. The first ever Gothic novel, … 1,446 more words


The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing...

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. – Horace Walpole: http://dlvr.it/Cbs6Lk

Horace Walpole

Thrilling and Chilling Reads for Halloween

Well, it’s the week of Halloween and what better time to share a list of awesome thematically appropriate books then today? Thrills, chills and cheers to you this Halloween! 915 more words


Halloween and Gothic Literature

Autumn has finally settled in and with Halloween just around the corner I felt a suitably spooky piece of literature was in order. Synonymous with femme fatales, haunted castles and the supernatural, Gothic literature has become a genre renowned for its ability to invoke terror. 148 more words


Regency Personalities Series-Lady Mary Coke

Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables. … 1,114 more words


October 1: Horace Walpole

Hello Cobblers!

Today marks the first day of our Gothic Literature Month here at Literary Cobblestones. Who better to feature than the godfather of Gothic Lit. 136 more words

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