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This month, sadly, we should remember the lives of two women that were prematurely ended. The disappearance and death of Gabby Petito in Wyoming has caused... read more »
By Cassie Watson; posted 26 September 2021. Having recently examined the eighteenth-century origins of acid throwing, and some of its main nineteenth-century... read more »
The Radcliffe Camera (© Nell Darby) In 1898, the librarian of Oxford’s prestigious Bodleian library, Edward Williams Byron Nicholson, then aged 49,... read more »
Newspaper reports between 1902 and 1904 suggest that George Anderson was of no fixed abode and was well known to the police in Aberdeen. As with John Cormack,... read more »
If you walk down Barrack Street in Warwick, you might spot something rather incongruous, set into a wall. It is an old door, with a green sign above it... read more »
This blog post will focus on the changing system of aged and invalid pauper care in Van Diemen’s Land up until the turn of the century. Changing beliefs... read more »
If The Aberdeen Journal of the 30th November 1899 is to be believed, John Cormack was arrested and imprisoned for little more than acting in a shifty manner... read more »