Category Archives: History

Recommended Read – Pride & Prejudice Annotated

I highly recommend this version of Pride & Prejudice. Not only can you read the book on its own, just read LEFT pages straight through. However, if you want to learn a ton and a half about the Regency Era, this is a GREAT resource. Instead of just reading a research book about the period […]

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Suffrage in the United Kingdom

Emmeline Pankhurst was one of the brave women that fought for equal rights in Edwardian England. Why am I putting a quote of hers on my blog? I have an upcoming publication dealing with those brave women that fought for equal voting rights! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit […]

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The Printed Language – Sandwich Islands

They came to the Sandwich Islands at the behest of the a young Hawaiian sailor who had emigrated to the East Coast of the United States. They spent the six months on the Brig Thaddeus learning to speak the Hawaiian language so that they could communicate with the native peoples of the Islands. Many believe […]

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Susan B Anthony – Women’s Rights

The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution is my favorite. Besides the 19th connection to my birthdate, the 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote. But, before we had the 19th Amendment we had the 14th… added in 1865. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction […]

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To Recover Drowned Persons – period advice

To Recover Drowned Persons. ** First empty the stomach, etc. of water. To do this, place the patient face downward, put a roll of something hard under the pit of the stomach, so that it is above the level of the mouth, and then press with force on the back. Afterward, to set up artificial […]

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Victorian Gaols (Jails)

“The Victorian age was teh great age of prison design and construction. The Victorians had real faith in the power of prisons to reform offenders, and regarded prison architecture and design as a critical part of the process. In no age before or since have so many new prisons been built. As late as the […]

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Review: The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency & Victorian England

The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England From 1811-1901 by: Kristine Hughes I’m a sucker for a ‘Writer’s Guide.’ Love the information in them. Love the illustrations and the interesting facts I find. BUT, yeah, you knew there would be at least one but… Two eras as different as the Regency […]

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Pony Express – Mochila

Rather than the saddle bags shows in the ABC TV show “The Young Riders,” the Mochila that held the mail during its journey across the great expanse of the west was more of a saddle cover than someone one could hold in one hand. A leather article that was able to switch from one rider […]

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Pony Express – God in Hand

Along with the Oath… each pony boy was presented with a copy of a Bible. Printed on the cover of each were the words “Presented by Russell, Majors & Waddell – 1858.” The words were imprinted in gold letters. Before you think the Express expended money just for these young men, the Bibles were from […]

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The Pony Express – Joining Up

The Pony Express was a ground breaking enterprise, endeavoring to deliver the mail quickly over a long distance. Russell, Majors, & Waddell hoped to make a tidy profit providing mail service between St. Joseph, MO & Sacramento, CA. Instead of waiting for the stage, weighed down by luggage and passengers… or freight wagons with their […]

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