Recently I wrote here about a beautiful and poignant love letter from 19th c. poet John Keats to his sweetheart Fanny Brawne. The letter had been sold at auction for an astonishing £96,000, and many of you wondered both the identity of the buyer and the future of the letter, concerned that it would disappear into the library of a private collector.
Fear not! The letter was purchased by the City of London corporation, which manages Keats' home in north London as a museum. The letter will go on display there as part of their permanent display - a most fitting destination. Read here for more.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.