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Carmen Sylva, the Poetess Queen

I’m doing a short series of ‘Badass Women’ posts (see last week’s post on warrior queen Yaa Asantewaa), and I’ve decided to combine this with the series I did a few weeks ago on Queen Victoria’s granddaughters. Previous posts include:¬†Isabella … Continue reading

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The Flying Dutchman

In 1881, Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Albert Victor and his younger brother, Prince George (who would later become George V of England when Albert Victor died unexpectedly ten years later) were on a three-year tour at sea. They were being … Continue reading

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The Great God Pan

Short Story Wednesday! This is going to be my last one for a little while, mostly because I’m starting to get a little bit bored of it, and the ‘short stories’ keep getting progressively longer and longer, which is my … Continue reading

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Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

It's short story Wednesday! Let's have some Oscar Wilde, shall we? Today I’m recapping an Oscar Wilde 1891 short story called Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. You can read it here, if you wish. It contains a character in it named … Continue reading

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Early 19th-Century Superstitions

I found this story on the "History of the 18th and 19th Centuries" blog here. A list of primary sources can be found at the bottom of this post. While their blog post goes into far more depth and is … Continue reading

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The Second Coming

I found this story on Jeff Kacirk's "Forgotten English" day calendar from June 7, 2013. If you thought cults were a 20th-century phenomenon, look to the Victorian era. It was RIFE with crazy shit like this. 'On this date in … Continue reading

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Hanged by a Ghost

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. The original source was The World of Wonders, 1883 and an unspecified edition of the Quarterly Review: "An old volume of the Quarterly Review mentions a crime discovered in a most … Continue reading

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