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May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as… 884 more words


London's great names: Kitcat Terrace and Clotworthy Skeffington

Once again, apologies for the gap in posts on this blog; I am trying to work out a system that means posting something at least once a week; daily is proving to be something of a challenge and less frequently than weekly means losing momentum. 376 more words

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Poem of the Week: An Answer to a Love Letter, in Verse

Is it to me this sad lamenting strain?
Are Heaven’s choicest gifts bestow’d in vain?
A plenteous fortune and a beauteous bride,
Your love rewarded, and content your pride; 305 more words



During the early years of the 18th Century, a group of Social Scientists masquerading as Biologists, Chemists, and Apothecaries, led by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, had several meetings at secret locations in New England; locations that had been scouted out by Jonathan Edwards. 521 more words


Loose Women - Confinement in De Foe's 'Moll Flanders'

‘…I saw they believed I was locked up in that machine, and that it was not in my power
to open it, which contrivance they attributed to my husband.’ (Lady Mary Wortley… 3.045 more words

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10 Great Quotes for International Literacy Day

Today is International Literacy Day! What better time, then, to celebrate some of the wisest, wittiest, pithiest, silliest, and most profound things that writers have ever said about literature and reading? 262 more words


SleepyDragon1320 reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon and commented:

Perfect quotes for today!