Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brief Hiatus

Hey, all! As some of you may have noticed, I missed my Friday post. My schedule has slightly exploded and I'm going to be bouncing around the country for the next few weeks doing conferences, because I have to be … Continue reading

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“Youngest Lunatic in the World”

I found this hilarious article on @HistoryWeird's twitter feed here. I don't know the original source. Here is a picture of the article they tweeted, but I will write it out below, in case the text is too difficult to … Continue reading

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Roughing It

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. For my full post on Wellington, and how he just did not give a shit about anything, see here. "The Duke of Wellington forbade officers to carry umbrellas into battle. On … Continue reading

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“I Did It To Be Hanged”

I found this chilling story on the History of Emotions blog here. I'm only going to reblog major points from the story here–go to the original entry for the full post. "In 1892 a sixteen-year-old boy named John Wise joined … Continue reading

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Washington D.C., Pigstye

I found this story in Jeff Kacirk's "Forgotten English"  calendar (September 19, 2014). "In a letter written on this date in 1840, a French diplomat known as the Chavalier de Bacourt offered these remarks about his new home in America's … Continue reading

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