Category Archive: History a’la Carte

Fascinating history articles.

May 23 2017

History A’la Carte May 2017

  Grab a cup of copy and enjoy a selection of fascinating history tidbits.      Sit up Straight! Bad posture and the ‘Neck Swing’ in the 18th century. Devices to make us sit or stand ‘straight’ are certainly nothing new. What have changed are attitudes towards posture. For the Georgians, posture was partly medical, …

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Apr 29 2017

History A’la Carte April 2017

  It can’t possibly be a surprise that I read tons of history articles each week. I just can’t help myself–I’ve got to share some of the fascinating things I’ve come across. Here are a few of my recent favorites:      Childhood in Medieval London In Medieval London and throughout all England, parents were …

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Mar 07 2017

History A’la Carte March 2017

  It can’t possibly be a surprise that I read tons of history articles each week. I just can’t help myself–I’ve got to share some of the fascinating things I’ve come across. Here are a few of my recent favorites:      Globes were all the rage in 18th century Today we’re so used to using …

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Feb 14 2017

Valentine’s Day History A’la Carte 2017 edition

    How much do you know about Valentine’s Day history? Test your knowledge against these articles!     Vinegar Valentines: for the one you love to hate? Whether received from an embittered ex or a cruel practical joker, it would have been a nasty surprise to open any of these cards, dating from the …

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Jan 21 2017

History A’la Carte Jan 2017

It can’t possibly be a surprise that I read tons of history articles each week. I just can’t help myself–I’ve got to share some of the fascinating things I’ve come across. Here are a few of my recent favorites:  Odd Jobs: Clowns, Jesters, and Fools in Medieval and Tudor England  Even in medieval times, people …

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