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December 24, 1814, the Treaty of Ghent, Ending the Last War Between the United States and the UK

On December 24, 1814, British and American diplomates signed the Treaty of Ghent, bringing about an end to the War of 1812, the only war in which America and the United Kingdom took aim at each other. In the War of … Continue reading

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Reporting Deaths in the Aftermath of Waterloo

¬†One of my favorite Regency series comes from Mary Balogh. In the Bedwyns Saga’s book 5, entitled Slightly Sinful, Lord Alleyne Bedwyn is wounded at Waterloo. A woman who is stripping the bodies of their clothing in order to sell … Continue reading

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The Great Frost of 1709 – An Extraordinary Winter Event

The Great Frost (as it was known in England) or Le Grand Hiver (as it was known in France) was an extraordinarily cold winter in Europe in late 1708 and early 1709, and was found to be the coldest European … Continue reading

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The Great Storm of 1703 ~ A Blow to the British Navy!

The Great Storm of 1703 was one of the most severe storms or natural disasters ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain. The storm came in from the southwest on 26 November 1703 (Julian calendar) or 7 December … Continue reading

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