Category Archives: world history

“Murder of a Bastard Child,” an Historical Crime Against Children

In the 18th Century in England, what was the fate of a child born to a young woman pregnant out of wedlock? Alan Taylor in the British History Georgian Lives Facebook Group tells us, “The most common capital offence for … Continue reading

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The Cambridge Five: “We need people who could penetrate into the bourgeois institutions. Penetrate them for us!”

 If you are a great lover of all things British, as am I, you are likely familiar with the BBC2 mini-series, Cambridge Spies. It starred four of my personal favorites: Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry Jones, Tom Hollander, and Samuel West. … Continue reading

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Thomas Tompion, “The Father of English Clockmaking”

I have a dear friend who is really into antiques, and I must tell you that she is a wealth of knowledge — a tap I often go to for just that special touch in a story, but I will … Continue reading

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A Levirate Marriage? Art Thou Thy Brother’s Keeper?

Recently, I listened to a minister discuss what is known as a Levirate Marriage, a marriage between the widow and the husband’s brother. Many Christians, especially those in the Western world, consider this a reprehensible action, but the Bible does … Continue reading

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Christmas in Regency England

Often times, the average reader or those not familiar with the early 1800s in England, think that Christmas was celebrated in the same manner as it is today, or at the very least something from the Victorian era. I once … Continue reading

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Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, “the Last Great Englishman”

 Sunday, June 18, will be the 202nd Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, marking the final defeat of the French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. On the English side stood Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, an Anglo-Irish soldier … Continue reading

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Thomas Lynch, Jr., the Youngest of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence to Meet His Death

Thomas Lynch, Jr., was born at Hopseewee Plantation in Prince George’s Parish, Winyah, South Carolina, on August 5, 1749. [This handsome home exists today on 58 acres on the Santee River on the gateway to Georgetown city and the Santee … Continue reading

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