Category Archives: England

Travels on the Continent and in England (Part 3)

Journals 14.3.  This is a continuation of my article about Travels on the Continent and in England, by August Hermann Niemeyer, which details the German writer’s 1819 visit to the country he had always wanted to experience: England. And he wanted … Continue reading

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Travels on the Continent and in England (Part 2)

Journals 14.2.  This is a continuation of my article about Travels on the Continent and in England, by August Hermann Niemeyer, which details the German writer’s 1819 visit to the country he had always wanted to experience: England. I have written … Continue reading

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“A Few Extra Glasses”… Fire!

Snippets 172.  The following quote is taken from Memoirs of Joseph Shepherd Munden, a biography of a well-known actor during the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, famed for his comedy performances.  His biography was written by his son Thomas. … Continue reading

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Travels on the Continent and in England (Part 1)

Journals 14.1.  August Hermann Niemeyer (1754-1828) was a German theologian, author of Charakteristik der Bibel (Characteristics of the Bible), who became vice-chancellor of the University of Halle-Wittenberg. In 1807 the city of Halle fell to Napoleon’s forces, Niemeyer was deported … Continue reading

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The Moving Bedstead

Creepy History 52.  Today’s tale of the unexplained is taken from Norfolk News, 31st May 1902, and concerns an alleged haunting in King’s Lynn.  It caused such a stir that several hundred people were turning up every night, and staying … Continue reading

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Mysterious Bones and a Ghostly Visitor

Creepy History 49.  For the fourth year running we are celebrating October on Windows into History with a month of “Creepy History” quotes.  The following is from the Grantham Journal, and appeared in the 4th September 1897 edition: The good … Continue reading

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The Clog Almanac

Snippets 164.  An early form of calendar used in England, amongst other countries, was the “clog almanac”.  It was described in detail in The Book of Days (1864) by Robert Chambers, one of the great pioneers of the trivia book.  … Continue reading

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