Tag Archive: historical fiction

The Viking Cathedrals

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Do you think of Vikings as builders of Cathedrals? You can be excused if you say no. When you think about Vikings, if you do so at all, your image is likely to… Continue reading

War and Pestilence: a Doctor’s Story

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In this time of medical crisis, I believe most of us have a renewed respect for our medical personnel. From the highly skilled healers to the hospital night custodians, they are laboring under… 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

Doomed to Repeat

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Turkey has invaded Syria, and, fearing Russia expansionism, the West intervenes. Sound familiar? That was the situation in 1839. While researching a current work in progress I stumbled on The London Convention of… Continue reading

Science and Heroism: Petite Curies at War

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Sometimes we think we know about figures in history. Sometimes we discover how little we actually know. In research the First World War, I discovered that Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize winning scientist,… Continue reading

Naming Rights and the First Governor of New Jersey

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The source of place names always fascinates me. We are at the shore this week, enjoying Cape May Point with family. It has me wondering about the name of the place. Who was… 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

Battery 223 and a Day at the Beach

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One of the joys of moving east is how close we are to the coast. When I discovered I could lunch at Cape May and enjoy a day at the shore and still… Continue reading

Canada at Vimy Ridge

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… a defining moment for Canada, when the country emerged from under the shadow of Britain and felt capable of greatness. Tim Cook, Canadian War Museum Last Tuesday, as I prepared this post,… Continue reading