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Tales of History and Imagination is a history blog, and occasional podcast, based largely around unusual tales and characters from world history. Written by yours truly. www.historyandimagination.com

Simone Whitlow
Dorothy Kilgallen
The Wreck of the Batavia (7 part tale)
Samuel Parnell
Three Short Tales
The New Colossus
Reader Challenge: J.F.C Fuller.
Tipu's Tiger
Charles Lightoller's Worst Night Ever
Repost: Spring Heeled Jack, The Terror of London.
Marsha Albert's Letter
Hannibal in Bithynia
Andrew Jackson's Parrot
Before Rock and Roll a Playlist
The sincerest form of flattery...
Jesse Belvin
Tom Horn (3 part tale)
The Poe Toaster
Little Richard
A single light...
Charles Byrne's longest show
Balloonfest!
Coffee!
Hazel Scott
Martial Bourdin
Willie the Wimp

Dorothy Kilgallen

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part One) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (7 part tale)

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The Wreck of the Batavia (Part Seven: Wiebbe Hayes) | Tales of History and Imagination

Today’s tale begins in all but uncharted territory somewhere out in the Indian Ocean, at around 3am, 3rd June 1629. Aboard the Dutch East Indies new flagship – the Batavia – two men are having a furious disagreement. Launched 211 days earlier in the icy waters of Northern Europe; sailing southwards around the coast of Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope, then out towards the Spice Islands the Batavia had endured an epic voyage. Having withstood extremes of heat and cold, rough seas, and…

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck)

Today’s tale begins in all but uncharted territory somewhere out in the Indian Ocean, at around 3am, 3rd June 1629. Aboard the Dutch East Indies new flagship – the Batavia – two men are having a furious disagreement. Launched 211 days earlier in the icy waters of Northern Europe; sailing southwards around the coast of Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope, then out towards the Spice Islands the Batavia had endured an epic voyage. Having withstood extremes of heat and cold, rough seas, and…

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Wreck of The Batavia (part 1 – The Wreck) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic)

Hi all welcome back, this is part 2 of a six part series. Part one can be found here. By way of a little background, Jeronimus Cornelisz was born sometime around 1598 in the remote Northern Dutch p…

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic)

Hi all welcome back, this is part 2 of a six part series. Part one can be found here. By way of a little background, Jeronimus Cornelisz was born sometime around 1598 in the remote Northern Dutch p…

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 3 – The Voyage to the Cape) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Wreck of The Batavia (part 3 – The Voyage to the Cape) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic)

Hi all welcome back, this is part 2 of a six part series. Part one can be found here. By way of a little background, Jeronimus Cornelisz was born sometime around 1598 in the remote Northern Dutch p…

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic)

Hi all welcome back, this is part 2 of a six part series. Part one can be found here. By way of a little background, Jeronimus Cornelisz was born sometime around 1598 in the remote Northern Dutch p…

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 6 – Water, water everywhere…) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of The Batavia (part 6 – Water, water everywhere…)

Hi all this is part six of a seven part series, to pick up anywhere along the way click one, two, three, four Five. This week we’re going to stop and rewind a little. Much of Cornelisz’ actions wer…

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic)

Hi all welcome back, this is part 2 of a six part series. Part one can be found here. By way of a little background, Jeronimus Cornelisz was born sometime around 1598 in the remote Northern Dutch p…

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Wreck of the Batavia (part 2 – The Heretic)

Hi all welcome back, this is part 2 of a six part series. Part one can be found here. By way of a little background, Jeronimus Cornelisz was born sometime around 1598 in the remote Northern Dutch p…

Samuel Parnell

Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

Three Short Tales

Three Short Tales… | Tales of History and Imagination

Three Short Tales… | Tales of History and Imagination

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The New Colossus

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The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

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The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

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The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

Reader Challenge: J.F.C Fuller.

Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

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Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

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Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

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Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

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Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

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Reader Challenge: On J.F.C Fuller | Tales of History and Imagination

Tipu's Tiger

Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

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Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

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Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

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Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

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Tipu’s Tiger | Tales of History and Imagination

Charles Lightoller's Worst Night Ever

Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

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Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

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Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

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Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

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Charles Lightoller’s worst night ever | Tales of History and Imagination

Repost: Spring Heeled Jack, The Terror of London.

Repost: Spring Heeled Jack: The Terror of London. | Tales of History and Imagination

Repost: Spring Heeled Jack: The Terror of London.

One: Backward and Forward He Switched His Long Tail…. Over the hills and over the dale, And he went over the plain, And backward and forward he switched his long tail, As a gentleman switches…

Marsha Albert's Letter

Marsha Albert’s Letter | Tales of History and Imagination

Marsha Albert’s Letter

Edward Bulwer Lytton, a man of letters, once wrote ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’. He wrote several other memorable phrases, one of which has led to his name adorning an annual competition, t…

Marsha Albert’s Letter | Tales of History and Imagination

Marsha Albert’s Letter

Edward Bulwer Lytton, a man of letters, once wrote ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’. He wrote several other memorable phrases, one of which has led to his name adorning an annual competition, t…

Marsha Albert’s Letter | Tales of History and Imagination

Marsha Albert’s Letter

Edward Bulwer Lytton, a man of letters, once wrote ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’. He wrote several other memorable phrases, one of which has led to his name adorning an annual competition, t…

Marsha Albert’s Letter | Tales of History and Imagination

Marsha Albert’s Letter

Edward Bulwer Lytton, a man of letters, once wrote ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’. He wrote several other memorable phrases, one of which has led to his name adorning an annual competition, t…

Hannibal in Bithynia

Hannibal in Bithynia | Tales of History and Imagination

Hannibal in Bithynia

Today’s tale is set in the Asiatic town of Libyssa, in Bithynia – on the periphery of what is now Turkey. The date, some time around 182 BCE. Hannibal Barca, perhaps one of the all time great gener…

Hannibal in Bithynia | Tales of History and Imagination

Hannibal in Bithynia

Today’s tale is set in the Asiatic town of Libyssa, in Bithynia – on the periphery of what is now Turkey. The date, some time around 182 BCE. Hannibal Barca, perhaps one of the all time great gener…

Hannibal in Bithynia | Tales of History and Imagination

Hannibal in Bithynia

Today’s tale is set in the Asiatic town of Libyssa, in Bithynia – on the periphery of what is now Turkey. The date, some time around 182 BCE. Hannibal Barca, perhaps one of the all time great gener…

Hannibal in Bithynia | Tales of History and Imagination

Hannibal in Bithynia

Today’s tale is set in the Asiatic town of Libyssa, in Bithynia – on the periphery of what is now Turkey. The date, some time around 182 BCE. Hannibal Barca, perhaps one of the all time great gener…

Andrew Jackson's Parrot

Andrew Jackson’s parrot. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Andrew Jackson’s parrot. | Tales of History and Imagination

Andrew Jackson’s parrot. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Andrew Jackson’s parrot. | Tales of History and Imagination

Before Rock and Roll a Playlist

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The sincerest form of flattery...

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Jesse Belvin

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Tom Horn (3 part tale)

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The Poe Toaster

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Little Richard

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A single light...

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Charles Byrne's longest show

Charles Byrne’s longest show. | Tales of History and Imagination

Charles Byrne’s longest show.

Hi all, for the following – extended run of blogs prior to season two of the podcast I did promise to keep away from plagues. This tale does discuss doctors, and premature death. If this is n…

Balloonfest!

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Coffee!

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Hazel Scott

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Martial Bourdin

That moment Martial Bourdin attempted to kill Time. | Tales of History and Imagination

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That moment Martial Bourdin attempted to kill Time. | Tales of History and Imagination

Willie the Wimp

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Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

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Samuel Parnell and the fight for the 8 hour workday. | Tales of History and Imagination

Three Short Tales… | Tales of History and Imagination

Three Short Tales… | Tales of History and Imagination

http://historyandimagination.com/2020/10/20/three-short-tales/

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Three) | Tales of History and Imagination

The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

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The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

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The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

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The New Colossus | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination

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The Strange Death of Dorothy Kilgallen (Part Two) | Tales of History and Imagination