The podcast where historians pluck lesser-known stories from the past and serve them to you one episode at a time. New episodes every other Saturday. Est. 2013.

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Joined January 2013
New episode alert! Here, @singingscholar expands her look at Walter Scott's Ivanhoe by diving into the many ways it has been reimagined since its original publication in the 19th century: footnotinghistory.com/home/i… Captioned version: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=cGWh7dHI…
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Anne Neville is perhaps best known as being King Richard III of England's queen. In this episode, @mynameispurpose talks about what we do - and don't - know about her: footnotinghistory.com/home/a…
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Ship-building, Gloucester Harbor, [Massachusetts] from Harper's Weekly, October 11, 1873 si.edu/object/ship-building-…
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20 Oct 1774: The Continental Congress agrees to the Articles of Association in response to the Intolerable Acts #onthisday #18thcentury
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View of the water celebration, on Boston Common October 25th. 1848. digitalcollections.nypl.org/…
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20 Oct 1936: Death of Anne Sullivan Macy, teacher of Helen Keller #onthisday #ushistory
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Partial eclipse of the moon: Observed October 24, 1874 digitalcollections.nypl.org/…
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Tikka Masala has its origins in British colonial India. But was this dish created by South Asian cooks, working in Britain, or was it created in India and then eagerly adopted by the West? footnotinghistory.com/home/t… For the captioned version, click here: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=DBtqLVcW…
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October 1815: Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on St. Helena, his final place of exile footnotinghistory.com/home/c… #19thcentury
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October 1809: Death of William Cavendish-Bentinck, PM of Britain during the formal end of the American Revolution #19thcentury
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October 1558: Death of Mary of Hungary, queen consort to Louis II of Hungary, and also governor of the Netherlands #16thcentury
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18 Oct 1931: Death of Thomas Edison- inventor, holder of over 1000 patents, and man who disagreed with Nikola Tesla #onthisday #history
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#MedievalMonday Thought to be a savior who would assist the forces of Christendom in a final crusade to take Jerusalem, Prester John occupied an important place in the minds of those who hoped for a successful crusade...but where was he? footnotinghistory.com/home/p…
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18 Oct 1865: Death of British Prime Minister Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston #onthisday #politics #19thcentury
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#MedievalMonday Learn all about how the common cold was treated in the Middle Ages, from chicken and barley to spiced wine, in this episode from @singingscholar footnotinghistory.com/home/e…
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