In 2016 I widened the scope of my posts from the past. These were the most popular.
There were still some tragic tales of murder and execution.
the poisoning of baby Charlotte
There were two stories about imprisonment and hanging. One about the Swing riots and the other an 18th century execution for forgery.
Some posts were about other countries reflecting my interest in Portuguese history and also reproducing sections from my mother's diaries from wartime Europe and the Far East.
Philippa of Portugal, mother of Henry the Navigator and daughter of John of Gaunt.
In contrast, my mother's diaries describe her experiences in wartime France and Belgium and living in the Far East in the 1960s
I shared some of my postcard collection of humorous cards in a post on Louis Wain
and photos of Edwardian actresses in a post on Lily Elsie
and showed you some of the fascinating old photographs collected by Lynn Heiden.
The church of St Laurence on the top of the hill in the town of Ludlow is the largest parish church in Shropshire. With its beautiful stai...
I have been trying to discover more about life for a 19 th century soldier’s wife and children to fill out the account of my great-grandfa...
Edna May Petty was born in the city of Syracuse in New York State. Her parents encouraged her ability to sing and entertain and like he...