BRITAIN & EUROPE
The late Norman “Little Malvern Priory Church” was ready in 1171. In 1480 the Church & lodgings were ruined, so Bishop Alcock had the site repaired. See Cherie’s Place.
"The Literal Bones of the World" is in Myths 'n Monsters.
“Cold Sea Bathing in the Georgian Era” is in Geri Walton. Its therapeutic properties were most helpful for those who indulged in idleness or debauchery. The salt was important.
In A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England, “Victorian Crime: Murder in the Suburbs” noted that crime was low. Yet in the early 1880s, there were two Manchester murders that had an uncanny link with shocking events c30 years later.
“Meet the Man Who Saved Kenilworth Castle” is in English Heritage Blog. Sir John Siddeley bought the castle in the 1930s and made it public. See his story and see the exhibition of Armstrong Siddeley’s cars and planes.
The British royal family dropped their German surname in 1917 and refashioned themselves. The equivalent anti-German campaign in South Australia is in “The Centenary of the House of Windsor 1917–2017”, in History Matrix.
“Fitzrovia, London” in To Discover Ice tells of the suburb that became a artistic and bohemian community. Centred around Fitzroy Square, the area celebrates historic pubs, restaurants, media companies and literary homes.
In Heritage Bulletin, “Tothill Street, our first Headquarters” showed how the Women’s Voluntary Services for Air Raid Precautions was founded in 1938. The hidden histories of one million wartime women have been digitised.
Little Malvern Priory Church
"Material Culture from Below" in the many-headed monster. An Early Modern Europe Conference talked of methods used in material cultural history of the gentry-aristocracy. But what about the common people?
The blog Dirty, Sexy History has a] "I Thought they Had Been Nuns: Great Wine & Failed Sexual Transactions", b] "Fanny Burney and Her Mastectomy" and c] "Sex, Contraception, and Abortion in Medieval England".
By 1775 rebellion entered New York’s Albany County. Armed night watches and prisons intimidated British loyalists. "In Addition to Disarming Them...” in Historical Nerdery.
"New England’s Darkest Day" appears in The New York History Blog. “Solar Eclipse Tips From John Quincy Adams” is published in Plodding Through the Presidents.
See The Secret Victorianist for “Governors Island: Castle William NYC”. Built to stave off British attacks that never occurred, Castle Williams became barracks for Civil War Union soldiers. Then it had new uses.
Regarding the popularity of cycling in 1900 and the laws that the riders broke, see"Breaking the Law on Two Wheels" in The Chemung County Historical Society.
In Mental Floss see “A Forgotten George Gershwin Musical just made its American Debut”. In 1982, crates of musical manuscripts by Porter, Rodgers & Gershwin were discovered in New Jersey. His 1924 musical Primrose was discussed.
“Webster Hall Will Return” was published in The Bowery Boys. From 1886, the hall hosted the Greenwich Village Ball till the 1930s, a dancing bacchanalia for artists, bohemians and drag queens. It's now a New York City landmark.
“Laundry Methods During the American Revolution” is in 17th Regt. of Infantry in America. See a] formal guides to washing laundry b] civilian & military notations about laundering in the American colonies, and c] personal observations.
With Jim Crow restrictions, African Americans were barred from mainstream holidays. From 1890-1960s, special coastal resorts arose, a haven against racism! "Summer Resorts Once Offered African Americans” is in Edwardian Promenade.
Naomi Clifford wrote “The Eruption of La Soufrière on the West Indian Island of St Vincent” in 1812. Alas the British were preoccupied with imminent naval war against the US. Worse, St Vincent was the centre of the Anglo-French War.
“A Montesorri School, Tchaikovsky and a Murder” is in Daytonian in Manhattan. The Queen Anne style, 4-storey brick-stone dwellings were in West 74th St NY. Read of the different owners, illegal speakeasies and a 1932 murder.
“Who should own the Koh i Noor Diamond?” is in Art and Architecture, mainly. Nations in Central Asia will be in court over this diamond. When does an historical treasure need to be repatriated abroad? And to which country?
WAR “The Barge Canal: New York’s Patriotic Contribution to WWI” appears in The Friends of Schoharie Crossing.
The Second World War Research Group has a] "French Recruitment of Colonial Soldiers in Morocco after German Occupation of Paris”; b] "When Britain meets Free France: Coalition Warfare in French Equatorial Africa" and c] “The Italian Navy and Japan: Strategy and Hopes, 1937-1942”.
Read From Balloons to Drones for a] "Air Power in Technicolour", and b] "Blinded by the Rising Sun? American Intelligence Assessments of Japanese Air Power, 1920-41".