Harlots: The Short Straw

Just in case you weren’t sure, it REALLY sucked to be a woman in 18th century England


As a journalist, this story makes me happy for modern-day freedom of the press: on July 31, 1703, Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory for his incendiary political writings. The...

John Adams: Reunion

John and Abigail reunite and spend a few years at European courts before returning home to their grown children and new estate next to their old farm. Soon after, John’s elected vice president.

John Adams: Don’t Tread on Me

Adams is sent to France, where he proves just how ill-suited he is to the role of diplomat

All Together Now

On May 1, 1328, the English Parliament ratified the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, ending the First War of Scottish Independence, which had dragged on since 1296. Under the provisions of the...
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