Tag Archive: Caroline Warfield

The Stargazer Who Counted

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Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet may have been a stargazer, a musician, and even a poet, but he was no dreamer. His work regarding the collection and quantification of data influenced science and social… Continue reading

The Bridge Builder

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Victorian England, as I pointed out in my earlier post, The Pastry Chef, produced a bumper crop of genuine characters: rogues, villains, explorers, heroes, geniuses, entrepreneurs, and colorful eccentrics. This week I highlight a… Continue reading

Christmas Pusan, 1950

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On December 25, 1950, General Edward Almond arrived in Pusan, South Korea along with the very last of the refugees from Hungnam in the north following a horrific military disaster. Chinese forces pushed… Continue reading

They Also Serve

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A novel is generally considered “historical” when it is set fifty years or more in the past. By that standard any story set before 1966, when the first of the baby boomers left… Continue reading

Diversity in Upper Canada

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My grandmother is Ojibwa, my father was French, and my husband was a Scot. You can despise whichever one of those your English heart chooses, or all of them, but I am not… Continue reading

Sails to Steam

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You’ve seen it all, you’ve seen it all. Watch the men who rode you, Switch from sails to steam. And in your belly you hold the treasure that few have ever seen, most… Continue reading

The King’s Daughters

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Every once in a while someone with a passion for history and a love of good story telling comes across a historical figure, movement, or event that makes them sit up and think,… Continue reading

Pistols for the Uninformed

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One of the challenges a writer of historical fiction faces is, of course, describing appropriate items in usage during the time in which the story is set, particularly the kind with which he… Continue reading

Brûlé and the Great Lakes

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In 1610, a full ten years before the pilgrims put their tentative boots on Plymouth Rock, Samuel de Champlain sent a young man, who had arrived with in Quebec just two years before,… Continue reading

Easter, Astronomy, and Slippery Dates

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“Easter is early this year.” Have you heard that recently? In 2016 Easter occurs on March 27.) In our culture most holidays have either a set calendar date, such as December 25, or… Continue reading