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.
Training Ship Exmouth in 1905 As the 19 th century turned into the 20 th Boards of Guardians all over England struggled to deal wit...
These are some of the colourful and beautiful shaped trees to be seen in the Algarve. Jacaranda Mimosifolia Palm tree in fr...
Betty Betty was born in 1922, in a croft on the Gareloch in Scotland. She had two brothers, one older and one younger. Her father, Al...