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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Darwin

HMS Beagle set sail on 27 December 1831. On board was Charles Darwin. I wrote his biography www.localhistories.org/darwin 

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dead Pope on trial

In 897 Pope Stephen VI had the dead body of a previous Pope called Formosus dug up and put on trial. Not surprisingly the former Pope did not say much in his own defence and he was found guilty . There was not much point in executing him but they threw his body in the River Tiber. I suppose that must be what they call 'a body of evidence'.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Jane Austen

I wrote a brief biography of Jane Austen the great novelist of the early 19th century www.localhistories.org/austen 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Paris, France

I wrote a brief history of Paris one of the world's greatest cities and scene of several revolutions www.localhistories.org/paris