Monthly Archives: July 2016

The worst slum in London

In Victorian London most of the poor lived in what would be called slum housing. During the 18th century many ramshackle ‘courts’ had been built as a result of speculative infilling behind street frontages. However, the reputation of one court stands out. For … Continue reading

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‘The Foulest Place of Mine Arse is Fairer than thy Face’

Reblogged from The Social Historian, an inestimably irreverent yet academically impeccable site from an Oxford associate profesor of social history, Jonathan Healey. Give him an award, somebody… By the way, for American readers, Boots equals Walgreens. On Michaelmas Eve, 1544, … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: Mrs. Longstreet and the B-29

Originally posted on Emerging Civil War:
Of all American weapons produced in World War II, including the atomic bomb, the most expensive was the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. Developing and producing the plane cost $3 billion and involved a massive industrial…

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Oh, Say Can You See? They sure did

Declaration of Independence, quoted verbatim, merely substituting King Jean Claude Juncker for King George… Continue reading

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