In my recent blog-post I gave examples of how my ancestor Richard Hall kept an aide memoire listing words which were pronounced differently from the… Read More »Gillray’s straight-laced view of a lady’s toilet.
Today I am delighted to offer a guest blog-spot to author David Ebsworth, who brought out a fascinating book earlier this year entitled The Last… Read More »The Battle of Waterloo, its 200th Anniversary, and a New Angle on the Story
I blogged a few years back on the way that my ancestor Richard Hall wrote down words where the spelling and the pronunciation differed. I… Read More »Those words written very different from their pronunciation…
Today marks the two hundredth anniversary of the explosion of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies (now, Indonesia) – an event which caused catastrophic… Read More »10th April 1815 – one of the most explosive days in recorded history.
I wonder: when my ancestor Richard Hall was entering in his diary for 1st April 1764 that there had been an eclipse of the sun,… Read More »Eclipse – born 1st April 1764 – perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time.