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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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A Last Visit to the Archives

Many people are still enjoying the holidays and the break from routine. So here is the final visit this summer to the archives and some previous posts you may have missed. Norfolk’s Opposition to the War against the American Colonies … Continue reading

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Another Visit to the Archives

This is the time of year when many of us are enjoying holidays and taking a break from routine. So here again are some previous posts you may have missed. As the Actress said to the Cabinet Minister… The relationship … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Archives

This is the time of year when many of us are enjoying holidays and taking a break from routine. So here are some previous posts you may have missed. The Value of Dissenters: Norfolk’s many Dissenters laid the foundation for … Continue reading

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History Carnival 148

August 2015 This is the first time that I’ve hosted the Carnival, so I wasn’t too sure of the criteria to be set for inclusion. In the end, I opted for being fairly wide-ranging, but with some bias towards the … Continue reading

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As the Actress said to the Cabinet Minister…

Part 1 On New Year’s Day, 1785, a famous actress, a star of the London Theatre and admired by the most famous people of her day , wrote this note to a rising young politician and member of parliament: a … Continue reading

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The Perils of Travel

One of the hardest elements of writing my mysteries is making sure I do not have people moving about the country much more quickly than would have been possible at the time. People did travel quite a lot, but the … Continue reading

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