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.
In the summer of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte, at the height of his power launched an invasion of Russia. It was the largest invading force that the world has ever seen, his Grande Armee of over 600,000 men from all over Europe poured into the Russian countryside, the majority of them would never...
A fascinating and poignant tale of the worlds ugliest woman.
The Civil War (1861-185) sometimes called, the war between the states, war between brothers, or war between the North and the South, was the most significant war ever fought on American soil.
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.
A look at the causes of the American Civil War started and who was instrumental in its beginnings. Causes included slavery and nationalist politics. Includes civil war pictures and civil war quotes .
An insight into the humour published in British and American newspapers in the 19th century; as shown in the scrapbook compiled by George Burgess (1829-1905) during his long life in the Victorian era.
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
A 19th century Victorian scrapbook of British and American newspaper articles saved by George Burgess, phrenologist; genealogy of his interests, writings and life, descendants and extended family.
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.