Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born #onthisday in 1841. Famous for his feathery portraits and saturated scenes, Renoir was one of the leaders of the Impressionist mo...vement in France. He started his career painting porcelain before moving to Paris to study with Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley at the École des Beaux-Arts. The models in this composition are the daughter of artist Berthe Morisot, and her cousin Paulette Gobillard.
On this day in 1897, Peter Llewelyn Davies, the boy who inspired J M Barrie's Peter Pan character was born in London. Barrie first met Peter and his brothers in... a London park, where the boys were regularly taken by their nanny.
The Peter Pan connection was to stay with Llewelyn Davies throughout his life and was often a source of unhappiness to him. On one occasion, he called Peter Pan 'that terrible masterpiece'.
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Meet Professor Kevin James, a members of the History Scotland magazine editorial board, and Professor of History at University of Guelph in Canada.
During World War II, Scottish soldier John Mackay rescued a Hungarian Jewish prisoner from a fate worse than death at the Nazi prison death camp Auschwitz.…
Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2017
University of Hull, United Kingdom
Saturday 1 April – Sunday 2 April 2017
Booking now open on Eventbrite:
The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is holding its annual Congress in Hull as it celebrates being UK City of Culture. Our conference forms part of the Roots and Routes season, a theme highly relevant to post-medieval and historical archaeology (1500 AD – present day).
A special offer is available to members of local archaeological societies, allowing access to the parallel sessions of papers (over 50 talks in all from speakers from UK, Europe and North America) at our Congress partners, the University of Hull, on Saturday and Sunday 1st – 2nd April. This is a unique opportunity to hear and meet archaeologists from many different countries who are coming specially to Hull for this event.
Local Delegates can sign up on Eventbrite at the special rate (inclusive of lunch, morning & afternoon refreshments) of £45 (plus Eventbrite booking fee); if Local Delegates wish to participate in the Society’s social activities then the full registration fees will have to be paid.
The full programme is available on the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology web site at http://www.spma.org.uk/events/pmac2017/
This story captured the nation back in the 1910s-1920s
We begin a new series in our Mar/Apr issue, written by National Records of Scotland, which looks at the many centuries’ worth of historical resources which rese...archers can explore at the NRS search room in Edinburgh and online.
(Image © Richard Rogerson)
Her rap sheet would have made Al Capone’s look tame.
U.S. marriages tell the story of love. Come see what projects are available in states where your ancestors got married!
How did a 17-year-old girl come to lead the French army? Meet the real Joan of Arc in our latest podcast. Join historian & author Helen Castor and comedian Iszi... Lawrence as they delve deeper into the faith, trial and ultimate downfall of the Maid of Orléans.
This podcast series shares highlights from our exclusive Members’ lectures: http://ow.ly/Z3xh309kv1C
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...“Jane Franklin (born Jane Griffin in London in 1791) was the 19th century’s most famous widow, next only in public stature to Queen Victoria,” wrote Amanda J...ohnson in the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. This is an amazing article, her quest was to find her lost husband. ~debra
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