Tag Archive: history a la carte

Aug 22 2017

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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Jul 25 2017

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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Jun 20 2017

History A’la Carte June 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:      Caught out, or why expense fiddling is not a modern phenomenon There was …

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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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