Category Archives: European history

The World in 1930 – New Atlas

A “new” Atlas provides a different view of the world, or at least it did prior to the advent of Online mapping. Philips Handy Volume Atlas of the World, Vol 17, 1930 contains 80 maps in a book approximately the … Continue reading

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Murder, bloody murder!

The Invention of Murder picks up the baton where it was left by Peter Linebaugh’s London Hanged; at the time of the establishment of the West India dock police and the frightening, unsolved murders on the Ratcliffe Highway in 1811. … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher dies at Brighton 1984 – Alternate History

The Iron Lady has remained as divisive in death as she was in life. Her friends have sung her praises and her enemies have abused her. Plus ca change – just another symptom of the 80s revival which is apparently in … Continue reading

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The novel Q

Q tells the story of a radical religious dissenter as he traverses the ideological and political minefields of the Reformation. The unnamed (many named) protagonist (aka Gert from the Well) was present at the critical moments of the Anabaptist revolt … Continue reading

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Germania

. If nothing else the politics of the Holy Roman Empire and the Zollverein states and the personalities of the many German leaders have provided much fictional grist for Terry Pratchett, Anthony Hope, GM Fraser and many others. Continue reading

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