During the nineteenth century in Ireland, the number of women embarking on a religious life increased almost eightyfold. This article looks at some of the factors that influenced the decision that so many Irish women...
The Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley, had the worst luck during the American Civil War. Bad luck took the lives of 32 soldiers during the development of the sub to its final demise on February 17, 1864 at the...
This hub is about ordinary working class families in the 1940's & 50s when the only indoor plumbing was a cold water tap in the scullery and that is where they got washed
Charles Dickens, like his character 'Oliver Twist', knew from experience the meaning of poverty. Let's take a look at the social history that forms the background to the most famous of all his books.
An overview of the complex issues and events surrounding the most devastating period in the modern history of Ireland.
What are the origins of spiritualism in 19th century Britain? Explore the development of the Spiritualist Churches, the popularity of seances and the fraudulent practices that led to decline
Who were the laundresses of the American Civil War? Their job was to wash and clean the uniform of the soldiers during the battles. They traveled and went everywhere the soldiers fought during the war to do their job.
Poetry as a genre is universal so it can undergo twists and turns but never die out. This was the reason why despite the utter materialism and mercantile nature of the Victorian milieu, the position of poetry went...
After suffering a bitter defeat at Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte was forced to accept exile on the isolated island of St. Helena. Where ultimately he would meet his end.
A fascinating and poignant tale of the worlds ugliest woman.