Category Archive: 18th century

Revolutionary Men–Benjamin Edes

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Perhaps it’s my journalism background that’s behind my affinity for the role newspapers have placed since our country began in acting as the mouthpiece for the people. To me, there’s no better smell… Continue reading

Contagion Plagues the Capital

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A mysterious illness struck the country, entering through the ports from abroad, and people died in huge numbers. It attacked the nation’s capital first. The federal government was completely unprepared for the mass… Continue reading

Color Blind Historical Fiction

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When we began History Imagined, we decided it would lie at the intersection of history and fiction, and many of our posts have covered aspects of history that impact fiction. This one is… Continue reading

City on the Ice

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As the world warms, it is difficult to believe that winters between the 16th and early 19th centuries were so cold the city of London could move commerce and entertainment onto the Thames… Continue reading

Caring for Veterans

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…to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address In recent years news of long waits, mismanagement, and even incompetence in… Continue reading

Of Visions and Dragons

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One of the curses for authors of historical fiction often occurs during the search for details related to our current works-in-progress. We love history and we love research. We are curious about the… Continue reading

From Party Drug to Medical Miracle

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  Persons of a certain age who had surgery as children may remember the anesthesiologist placing a gauze covered wire cage over their noses and mouths. With the cage firmly in place, the… Continue reading

Hats, War, and the Great Peace

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Three hundred and eighteen years ago this month thirty-nine tribes of native peoples and the government of New France signed The Great Peace of Montreal ending almost a century of bitter warfare. It… Continue reading

The Swamp Fox: Hero of the Revolution

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One of my writing passions is taking those tantalizing footnotes of history and weaving stories around them. Celebrating Independence Day got me thinking about heroes and reminded me that there are some who… Continue reading

George Washington’s Tent

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History is made up of people, places, events—and objects. Among the latter Washington’s Marquee (his campaign tent) stands out, if only for its arc of American history. I first saw the tent at… Continue reading