Category: History a’la Carte

Fascinating history articles.

Valentine’s Day History A’la Carte 2018 edition

  How much do you know about Valentine’s Day history? Test your knowledge against these articles! Victorian Valentine’s Day Cards  A selection of Victorian Valentine’s Day cards went on show last year at Manchester Metropolitan University. The cards, often handmade, featured lace, pressed grass and Valentine’s jokes. One card, titled “The Bark of Love”, featured …

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History A’la Carte January 2018

  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:    Fashion vs Fashion Plates—the Wild & Crazy 1830s I know that many of the …

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A Little Christmas History 2017 edition

Merry Christmas and Many Blessings to you and yours!    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful time with those you love this holiday season. Grab a cup of cocoa, put your feet up and enjoy a little bit of the season’s history.       *~*~*~*~*~* Christmas History*~*~*~*~*~*   How Christmas works: History of Christmas  History …

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History A’la Carte November 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:      Student Life in the Medieval University: The Swedish Experience What was it like to …

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History a’la Carte for National Cat Day 2017, part 3

  To celebrate National Cat Day, I’ve got a delicious smattering of articles featuring cats in history! Find the entry for Black Cat Appreciateion Day here Find Part 2 here And don’t miss Marginal Cats   Victorian Cats Victorian Snobbery about Cats as Pets  Do you drive a Skoda or a Ferrari? The reason is …

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