Monthly Archives: May 2016

Board Game Tour of Britain (5)

#1 London.  We have a mission: to follow the route of an old 1940s board game around Great Britain, sticking to the instructions as closely as we possibly can. Along the way we will look at the history of the … Continue reading

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The Miracle Cure (Not)

Snippets 71. During the 19th Century it was commonplace to make extraordinary claims about the properties of medication, in the absence of any regulation requiring proof. The following quote is taken from an advertisement for “Revalenta Arabica” in the Tasmania-based … Continue reading

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Board Game Tour of Britain (4)

We have a mission: to follow the route of an old 1940s board game around Great Britain, sticking to the instructions as closely as we possibly can. Along the way we will look at the history of the places we … Continue reading

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Lookeedezee the Grizzledemundy?

Snippets 70. In the mid 18th Century Mary Palmer wrote Devonshire Dialect, a work of fiction that is highly significant from an historical perspective as it offers such a valuable insight into the language of the county at the time. … Continue reading

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Board Game Tour of Britain (3)

We have a mission: to follow the route of an old 1940s board game around Great Britain, sticking to the instructions as closely as we possibly can. Along the way we will look at the history of the places we … Continue reading

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Restlessness and Rush of London

Snippets 69.  Lydia Sigourney was a popular American poet during the early-mid 19th Century. Although she enjoyed considerable success in her lifetime she is now almost forgotten, perhaps due to the impersonal nature of her work. However, despite largely keeping … Continue reading

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Board Game Tour of Britain (2)

We have a mission: to follow the route of an old 1940s board game around Great Britain, sticking to the instructions as closely as we possibly can. Along the way we will look at the history of the places we … Continue reading

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