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• Did Regency ladies ever get sunburned?
• The surgeon's porcupine, c1830.
• The teen-aged midshipman was also His Royal Highness Prince William, and the first British royal to visit North America, 1781.
• So cool: see the reading habits of Aaron Burr, others, by searching the books they borrowed from the New York Society Library.
• Transferring designs for embroidery in the 18thc.
• The Book of Sir Thomas More: Shakespeare's only surviving literary manuscript.
• When ancient Romans had their clothes stolen, they responded with curse tablets.
• Image: Sarah Bankes boldly wrote her name in the front of her book, 1649.
• Inside the 300 year old model of St. Paul's.
• Scrapbooking Waterloo: Thomas Pickstock's travel journal, 1843.
• Caleb Brewster crosses the Devil's Belt: secrets of the Culper Ring, a Revolutionary War spy ring.
• Women in 1066: the power behind the throne.
• "Under cross-examination, she fainted": sexual crime and swooningin the Victorian courtroom.
• Image: Patchwork quilt featuring a stunning collection of printed dress cottons, 1820-1840
• The case of the "Ghost Sculptor", 1883.
• How Alexander Hamilton (and other 18thc Americans) did breakfast.
• Elected in 1887, Susanna Salter was the first female mayor in the US.
• Dogs in the 19thc press.
• Video: Check out these bicorn hats from the Museum of London.
• The history behind eleven exotic words from the world of fashion.
• Mud, blood, and vegetables: the soldier "farmers" of World War One.
• Plain work and stolen finery, 1837.
• Vive la comfort! For corseted 18thc courtiers, this dress was a French revolution.
• Image: What was on the menu for a BBQ in Portsmouth, RI in 1766? Hungry for more? Follow us on Twitter @2nerdyhistgirls for fresh updates daily. Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.
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.