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Mourning rings honouring post-medieval dead, emblazoned with skulls

Terry Foreman
Aug 27

Spend 116 hours with Samuel Pepys

Leighton Pugh’s extraordinary feat is to read aloud the entire Diary — all 116 hours of it — and bring 17th-century London magnificently to life.
Terry Foreman
Aug 21

In the 17th century, watermelons looked vastly different from what w

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-08-17/17th-century-watermelons-looked-vastly-different-what-we-eat-today Both the melon (cucaimis melo) and the water-melon
Terry Foreman
Aug 18

Fwd: John Harrison's Marine Chronometers | Atlas Obscura

... From: Roger Brown Date: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 10:03 AM Subject: John Harrison's Marine Chronometers | Atlas Obscura To: Terry Foreman
Terry Foreman
Aug 17

Plague grave excavations contradict tales of naked bodies piled in p

Terry Foreman
Aug 17

Mapping the 1665 plague

This is interesting - using the Bills of Mortality from 1665 to plot how many people died in each parish each week:
Phil Gyford
Aug 13

Re: The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding f

Thanks for posting this. Very interesting g Sent from my iPhone On 5 Aug 2015, at 12:19 pm, "Terry Foreman terry.foreman@... [pepysdiary]"
Susan Thomas
Aug 9

Re: Was Shakespeare high when he wrote his plays?

As far as we know he didn’t spend much time in Stratford, so the pipes found in the garden probably belonged to someone else. Comparing Shakespeare’s work
Dorothy Willis
Aug 7

We Finally Have Clues to How America's Lost Colony Vanished

The search began when an anxious Englishman named John White waded ashore on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island 425 years ago this month. Appointed governor of
Terry Foreman
Aug 7

Was Shakespeare high when he wrote his plays?

Terry Foreman
Aug 7

The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet

Bristling with cannon and packed with gunpowder, the English warship the London sailed through the Thames estuary in 1665 as she prepared to fight the Dutch in
Terry Foreman
Aug 4

"They whisper to you": bones from Virginia with a tale.

Scientists have now identified the remains of four men who were leaders of the very first settlement in the early *17th century*, which gave rise to modern-day
Terry Foreman
Jul 29

Ramsgate diver admits 17th Century shipwreck fraud

Samuel Pepys recorded the loss of the London, in which 300 people died, in his diary http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-33637050
Terry Foreman
Jul 23

The Dark 'Fugitive Slave' History of Rikers Island

Terry Foreman
Jul 23

Fwd: Historic medical treatments quiz: Match the disease or conditio

... From: Roger Brown Date: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 10:18 AM Subject: Historic medical treatments quiz: Match the disease or condition to the
Terry Foreman
Jul 22
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