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From Our Homes to Yours

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The History Imagined team wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018 treat you graciously, kindly, and bless you with prosperity!!… Continue reading

Christmas WITHOUT Snow

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Christmas in my south Georgia and north Florida hometowns, like the rest of the deep South, is rarely white. The cold stuff, when it deigns to make an appearance, often arrives as sleet.… Continue reading

History of the South’s Favorite Pie

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In the American South, there is one pie that rises above all others as a perennial favorite. It is a simple concoction of melted butter, eggs, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, a dash of… Continue reading

How London’s Bobbies Got Their Name

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There are few things more synonymous with London than the Tower, Big Ben, double decker busses, black cabs, and the traditional headgear of the Metropolitan Police. The custodian helmet, as it is officially… Continue reading

Henry Fielding: Man of Letters and Law

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Henry Fielding had reasons to make the statement quoted in the feature image to the left, perhaps the greatest being that he was a man whom nature had chosen to send into the… Continue reading

London’s First Professional Police Force

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While scanning Amazon Prime offerings one evening, I had a rare experience. I came across a BBC series I had not previously viewed. I Googled the title and read that it was well… Continue reading

Of High Winds and Rising Waters

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How should we measure the costs of natural disasters? In terms of loss of life? Loss of property? Some combination thereof? What classifies an event as the worst in history? We here in… Continue reading

The Spanish Borderlands: End of an Era

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Between 1492 and 1821, Spain held dominion over vast regions of the New World. Being the first Europeans to establish a stronghold, being first to claim territory, being rich, and being a naval… Continue reading

The Spanish Borderlands: The Mission Trail

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Though it’s dominance of the Borderlands ended long ago, Spain’s influence remains throughout the region. Things as diverse as architecture, clothing, place names, and national parks are testaments to the culture that once… Continue reading

Living History: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland with the Texas Master Chorale. We sang in lovely venues and visited many beautiful natural and manmade sites. Though the series on living… Continue reading