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
An article looking into the living conditions of the urban poor in the 1800s. The 1800s was a time of enormous change. The industrial revolution changed Britain's urban landscape forever.
A glimpse of Victorian attitudes to doctors and medicine during the emergence of health as a science in the 19th century; sourced from the scrapbook of newspaper articles by George Burgess (1829-1905)
The Men Who Built America is a new 4-part miniseries that is currently airing on Tuesday nights on the History Channel. While much of what is now on the History Channel, such as Ice Road Truckers and Ancient Aliens,...
Medical schools used to rely on cadavers for dissection supplied by The Resurrection Men. As demand rose, tragically body snatching was soon to lead to murder
Millions of Americans feel that Abraham Lincoln is the greatest POTUS of the nation; and others place him second after George Washington. With praise overflowing, it is good to re-read his speeches.
The Battle of Waterloo was an epoch ending battle. It was the first and only battle that pitted the two finest military commanders of the age against each other- Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington. The...
A fascinating and poignant tale of the worlds ugliest woman.
Victorian home and interior decoration styles evolved at a period in America when the Greek revival styles no longer reflected wealth, strength, and art consciousness of the nation. While novelty was still desirable,...
The 69th Regiment or as Robert E Lee called them, the Fighting Irish, fought in the American Civil War and were the pride of New York. They were a notable regiment of the American Civil War.