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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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