I know how much many of you look forward to our weekly Breakfast Links, and how I hate to disappoint you! I am at present in Colonial Williamsburg, which is in most ways a Very Fine Thing. It's also a Very Bad Thing in that the wifi where I'm staying is a weak and pitiful creature, and not up to the task of compiling Breakfast Links. My apologies, and look for the Links to return next weekend.
Left: Detail, Jemmy's Return, printed by R. Sayer, 1787. Walpole Library, Yale University.
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.