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Chauncey Who?

Chauncey E. Sanders is anything but a common household name. However for many Evangelicals Sanders is rather well known for having established three tests that demonstrate the “historical reliability” of the Bible.[1] Sermons, religious websites,...
From: Darin Hayton on 13 Dec 2017

Sal Ammoniac

Ammoniac crystals, Fan-yagnobskoe coal mine, Tadjikistan, Photo (c) A. A. Evseev. Here we will examine "sal ammoniac," a common alchemical ingredient used by Antonio Neri in many of his early seventeenth century preparations. In its pure form, it is...
From: Conciatore on 24 Nov 2017

October 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 8, 1767).“The public is referred to a pamphlet of cases, to be had of the vender.” Nathaniel Tweedy, a druggist, operated a shop “At...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2017

Acid Attacks in Nineteenth-Century Britain

By Cassie Watson; posted 13 September 2017. The recent spate of acid attacks in London has led to renewed political and media attention on an especially horrific form of assault designed to maim and humiliate by damaging or even destroying the victim’s...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 13 Sep 2017

Australian Arms Auction.

Author's pistol and image. There are some nice flintlocks & other arms in this catalogue. If I had not already got all I need, I would seriously be considering getting some of the items in this catalogue. Remember, no licence required for antique...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Sep 2017

Black Powder Firearms Laws In Poland Vs Australia.

Here in Australia we have to have a Firearms licence & pass a firearms test to obtain that licence. A permit to purchase, & we have to register all guns including replica muzzle-loading guns. A replica muzzle-loading gun is the same as an identical...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Sep 2017

Twenty-two years ago, a map was born

Three years into my graduate school experience at Ohio State, this student of History went out on a limb and took Geography 580: Cartography. I recall that the professor was a bit of an eccentric tyrant – he’d berate students for chewing gum,...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 23 Aug 2017

Help Us Protect Hunting & Gun Ownership In Australia.

Help us protect hunting The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party on on the attack after new regulations have been delivered. Here is how it will affect you and what you can do to help.  The Liberal - National New South Wales Government has released...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Jul 2017

Crocus Martis

The many different alchemical symbols used to denote crocus martis. In order to understand the seventeenth century glass recipes of Antonio Neri and for that matter, any alchemical recipes, it is first necessary to have a grasp of the chemical...
From: Conciatore on 19 Jul 2017

Quacks & Hacks: Walter Freeman and the Lobotomobile

  On 12 November 1935, a Portuguese neurologist named Antonio Egas Moniz [below right] became the first individual to perform what would later be known as a lobotomy. Moniz’s work built upon that of the 19th-century Swiss psychiatrist, Gottlieb...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 14 Jun 2017

The soft digital history that underpins my book

A book I wrote was recently published. It is on making and selling of satirical prints in Britain – mostly London – during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It has been on my mind, across my desk, and in my Dropbox for a...
From: cradledincaricature on 24 May 2017

May 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (May 11, 1767).“None but the best of Medicines.” The mononymous Steuart, “DRUGGIST and APOTHECARY, At the GOLDEN HEAD” on Queen Street in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2017

Guest Post: Grace’s French Counterpart

We are delighted to welcome a new guest to our blog, Stew Ross. Stew is a retired commercial banker who embarked on writing books more than five years ago. He enjoys writing about important and interesting historical events of Paris and its time...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 May 2017

The Poll for the election of two burgesses

Title: The Poll for the election of two burgesses, to serve in Parliament for the borough of King’s-Lynn, in the county of Norfolk, on Friday, April the 2d, 1784. : Candidates, the Honourable Horatio Walpole, Crisp Molineux, Esqr ; Brigg Price...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 May 2017

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 1, 1767).“MEIN and FLEMING’S MASSACHUSETTS REGISTER, with an Almanack for 1767.” Readers of the New-Hampshire Gazette knew that John Mein had...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 May 2017

National Firearms Agreement Australia 2017. Personal protection is not a genuine reason for using a firearm!!!

Personal protection is not a genuine reason for using a firearm. NATIONAL FIREARMS AGREEMENT Council of Australian Governments An agreement between n the Commonwealth of Australia and n the States and Territories, being: t The State of New South Wales...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Mar 2017

Doom for Demembring: Assault in Scots Law

By Cassie Watson; posted 25 March 2017. In contrast to the extensive historiography on homicide, as yet we know comparatively little about severe non-fatal violence in Britain.[1] Since the vast majority of assaults and other acts of violence were not...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 25 Mar 2017

When did the Poor become Deserving or Undeserving?

Posted by Sara M. Butler; 20 February 2017. The economic crisis that dominated the Tudor era was wrought by a combination of factors: explosive population growth (roughly 2.4 million in 1525, to 4.5 million in 1600),[1] increasing levels of inflation...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 20 Feb 2017

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 13, 1767).“His friends and customers may depend on being well served.” Apothecary James Dick sold “A FRESH...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2017

Place and the Politics of the Past

PrefaceThe talk that forms the basis for this post was written for the annual Gerald Aylmer seminar run by the Royal Historical Society and the National Archives, and was delivered on 29 February 2012.  The day was given over to a series of great...
From: Historyonics on 11 Jul 2012

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