The Rights of France

Martin Evans

Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism. [...]
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
Source: History Today

The famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, is closed until at least April 7th, but the museum has compiled a comprehensive 41-minute video tour for our remote enjoyment.

The manchester was built by Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle tycoon William Wirt Winchester. When he died in 1881, his wife inherited a huge fortune in cash and stock, making her worth a half billion dollars in today's [...]

Mon, Mar 23, 2020
Source: The History Blog
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A far-reaching account of the significance of menopause in human evolution.

Pause for Thought [...]
Mon, Mar 23, 2020
Source: History Today

A hoard of 500 coins from the early 18th century has been discovered under the floor of a church in the town Obišovce, near Košice, eastern Slovakia. The trove of coins had been stashed in a ceramic mug covered with a slab or stone.

It was found in the foundations of the Renaissance church which was demolished in the 19th century and the current church built over it. [...]

Sun, Mar 22, 2020
Source: The History Blog

On topic news is a little thin at the moment, so I shall fill the lull with the Høylandet tapestry, a Norwegian embroidered church tapestry from the late 1100s that is the only known surviving tapestry of its kind.

We know from contemporary sources that medieval churches in Norway were draped with textiles and tapestries. This was not only a decorative and devotional statement; swathing the interior of [...]

Sat, Mar 21, 2020
Source: The History Blog

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