Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

Author of windowsintohistory.wordpress.com Co-writer on junkyard.blog Editor of frontiersmenhistorian.info

The Original Foley Artists – The View from the Junkyard

Some new Windows into History content is now being posted on our sister site, The View from the Junkyard, eventually forming one integrated site.  This is an ad free site, so will provide you with a more comfortable reading experience.  … Continue reading

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Pliny’s UFO – The View from the Junkyard

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Windows into History Signed Copy

A limited number of signed copies of Windows into History are now available for UK postage. For further details please follow the link below to our sister site: Windows into History – Signed Copies Travel journals offer us a window … Continue reading

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The UFO Baptism – The View from the Junkyard

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UFOs in Rome – The View from the Junkyard

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The Film Rights War

New Windows into History content will gradually start to appear on our sister site from now on, The View from the Junkyard, eventually forming one integrated site.  This is an add free site, so will provide you with a more … Continue reading

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The Gloucester Miser

Snippets 214. 184 years ago today, the “richest commoner” in Britain died.  James (Jemmy) Wood made his money in banking, and had wealth of around £900,000.  Calculating the value of that money in today’s terms is notoriously difficult, and depending … Continue reading

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Life of a Fern Hunter

Snippets 213. The following quote is taken from Over the Sea and Far Away, by Thomas Woodbine Hinchcliff, published in 1876: Of all regions that I have as yet seen in the world there is nothing comparable to this Brazilian … Continue reading

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A Love of Adventure

Guest Post 17. In the last half of the 19th century, if your surname was Lowther and you were male, you were most likely to be well-off, or even rich. The most famous Lowther, Hugh Cecil Lowther, the 5th Earl of … Continue reading

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Giant Feet and Rhinoceros Gums

Max of the Month 7.  When reading non-fiction books from the 19th Century, one finds no shortage of great writers who have now been largely forgotten. However, occasionally a writer comes to light whose work is so entertaining, and who … Continue reading

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