Category: History a’la Carte

Fascinating history articles.

History a’la Carte for National Cat Day 2017, part 1

  To celebrate National Cat Day, I’ve got a delicious smattering of articles featuring cats in history! Find National Black Cat Appreciation Day entry here And don’t miss Marginal Cats   Cats in the Law Cats and Law in Medieval Times For a start, a cat was one of the necessary components required to make …

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History a’la Carte for Black Cat Appreciation Day 2017

  To celebrate National Black Cat Appreciation Day, I’ve got a delicious smattering of articles featuring cats in history!   Feline Friends “A very fine cat, a very fine cat indeed….” Lexicographer and writer, Dr Johnson, was a cat lover. It was whilst he was in residence at 17 Gough Square, London, that he owned his most well-known …

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History A’la Carte September 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:      Irma exposes dugout canoe, history buff saves it A dugout canoe driven from …

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History A’la Carte August 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:    Horse Heredity in the Dark Ages The early medieval warhorse had two jobs. The …

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History A’la Carte July 2017

  Female secret agents, fashion magazines and a Jack in the green–things I learned about in today’s helping of History a’la Carte.   Female Secret Agents in the Middle Ages Establishing a postal service was one of the first priorities of the Umayyad caliphate in the seventh century. For the Umayyads and their successors … …

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