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The current St George’s Church was constructed in 1883/84, replacing a larger church on the same site that dated back to 1825/26. The first Church... read more »
Dr. Archibald Cameron of Lochiel on June 7, 1753 became the last Jacobite executed for high treason. The son of the Cameron clan chief who had had to take... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this day in 1940, in the tiny village of Celiny in Nazi-occupied Poland, German... read more »
On this date in 1688, the astonishing Constantine Gerachi — the Greek cabin-boy turned virtual prince of Siam — plummeted to earth. The son... read more »
This date in 1886 gives us the double execution of two men named Banks and Honesty — words we don’t hear in the same sentence every day, amirite?... read more »
Four men and four women stretched their necks at Tyburn on this date in 1691. Among them we find one William Fielding, condemned for robbing three houses... read more »
In 1900, Lily Weston Briggs, a Derby shop assistant, became known as the “jilted shopgirl” in the press, after she brought a case alleging... read more »
As early as January 1832, a small party of convicts was stationed at Broadmarsh for roadmaking purposes. A very small gang, just 3 men, these convicts... read more »
On this date in 1581, James Douglas, the Earl of Morton was beheaded on the Maiden. The fourth and last of little King James‘s regents, Morton was... read more »
The Case of George Fenby You can see a video of Emma’s slides here: The Case of George Fenby (Image courtesy of National Archives) My PhD research... read more »
Romania’s wartime fascist dictator Ion Antonescu was shot on this date in 1946. Antonescu (hand raised) and Adolf at Nazi headquarters in June 1941.... read more »