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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
The Tales Which Never Were
The Hartlepool Monkey
The Ballad of Franz Reichelt
Twas a Couple of Days Before Christmas
The Georgia Guidestones
You Decide: Lucan v Boggs
Shen’s Magnificent Journey
Njinga of Ndongo
Henry Box Brown
Soon May the Wellerman Come
The Max Headroom Incident
Frau Troffea's dance with the devil
Christmas Carol 2020.
The Campden Wonder
TDoR 2020
Admin Note.
Buried Alive!
Samuel Parnell
Three Short Tales
The New Colossus
Dorothy Kilgallen
Reader Challenge: J.F.C Fuller.
Tipu's Tiger
Charles Lightoller's Worst Night Ever
Repost: Spring Heeled Jack, The Terror of London.

The Tales Which Never Were

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fair Grounds, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination Across The Border, Chicano, World History, Rock And Roll, Storytelling, Imagination, Rock Roll, Fantasy, Rock N Roll

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Blog, Anime, Fictional Characters, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Kunst

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fictional Characters, Fantasy, Fantasy Characters, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Hartlepool Monkey

Murder in Hartlepool… | Tales of History and Imagination Seaside Towns, World History, Imagination, Folk, Fictional Characters, Popular, Fantasy, Forks, Folk Music

Murder in Hartlepool…

Content warning, the following tale discusses xenophobic folk songs and pamphlets. Today’s tale is set in Hartlepool – a seaside town in County Durham in the North East of England.. The…

Murder in Hartlepool… | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

Murder in Hartlepool…

Content warning, the following tale discusses xenophobic folk songs and pamphlets. Today’s tale is set in Hartlepool – a seaside town in County Durham in the North East of England.. The…

Murder in Hartlepool… | Tales of History and Imagination Kangaroo Court, Aberdeenshire Scotland, Flotsam And Jetsam, Pet Monkey, Man Of The House, Prisoners Of War, Baboon, Seaside Towns, Irish Men

Murder in Hartlepool…

Content warning, the following tale discusses xenophobic folk songs and pamphlets. Today’s tale is set in Hartlepool – a seaside town in County Durham in the North East of England.. The…

Murder in Hartlepool… | Tales of History and Imagination Seaside Towns, World History, Imagination, Folk, Character, Popular, Fantasy, Forks, Folk Music

Murder in Hartlepool…

Content warning, the following tale discusses xenophobic folk songs and pamphlets. Today’s tale is set in Hartlepool – a seaside town in County Durham in the North East of England.. The…

Murder in Hartlepool… | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Losing Me, Imagination, Writing, Fantasy, History Of The World, Being A Writer

Murder in Hartlepool…

Content warning, the following tale discusses xenophobic folk songs and pamphlets. Today’s tale is set in Hartlepool – a seaside town in County Durham in the North East of England.. The…

Murder in Hartlepool… | Tales of History and Imagination Seaside Towns, World History, Imagination, Folk, Popular, Fantasy, Forks, Folk Music, History Of The World

Murder in Hartlepool…

Content warning, the following tale discusses xenophobic folk songs and pamphlets. Today’s tale is set in Hartlepool – a seaside town in County Durham in the North East of England.. The…

Murder in Hartlepool… | Tales of History and Imagination Seaside Towns, World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

Murder in Hartlepool…

Content warning, the following tale discusses xenophobic folk songs and pamphlets. Today’s tale is set in Hartlepool – a seaside town in County Durham in the North East of England.. The…

The Ballad of Franz Reichelt

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Character, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Kunst, Performing Arts

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Character, Fantasy, History Of The World, Lettering

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Cold, Fantasy, History Of The World

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Go Up, World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Da Vinci Inventions, Web Gallery Of Art, Breathing Underwater, Star Wars Episode Iv, Great Works Of Art, Renaissance Era, Last Supper, European Paintings, Art Database

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt. | Tales of History and Imagination Leonard De Vinci Inventions, Da Vinci Inventions, Doodle Drawing, Drawing Sketches, Drawing Stuff, Sketching, Ideas Para Inventos, Machine Volante, Ancient Words

What goes up…. The Ballad of Franz Reichelt.

Warning! This week’s tale deals with death by misadventure, which some readers may find disturbing. Today’s tale is set on a freezing cold morning, 57 metres above the ground, in Paris, France. The…

Twas a Couple of Days Before Christmas

Twas a Couple of Days’ Before Christmas… | Tales of History and Imagination Days Before Christmas, Merry Christmas To You, Christmas Post, World History, Imagination, Couples, Days Until Christmas, After Christmas, Fantasy

Twas a Couple of Days’ Before Christmas…

Hey everyone, this was – almost – this year’s Christmas post. I just wasn’t feeling it this year. On first draft though inspiration struck. I present this as I think it stil…

  Days Before Christmas, Merry Christmas To You, Christmas Post, Imagination, Stone, History, Rock, Historia, Days Until Christmas

The Stone of Destiny

Hey everyone, this was – almost – this year’s Christmas post. I just wasn’t feeling it this year. On first draft though inspiration struck. I present this as I think it stil…

  Days Before Christmas, Merry Christmas To You, Christmas Post, World History, Sailing Ships, Imagination, Boat, Couples, Dinghy

Twas a Couple of Days’ Before Christmas…

Hey everyone, this was – almost – this year’s Christmas post. I just wasn’t feeling it this year. On first draft though inspiration struck. I present this as I think it stil…

  Days Before Christmas, Merry Christmas To You, Christmas Post, Xmas, World History, Imagination, Couples, Art, Art Background

Charlemagne

Hey everyone, this was – almost – this year’s Christmas post. I just wasn’t feeling it this year. On first draft though inspiration struck. I present this as I think it stil…

  Days Before Christmas, Merry Christmas To You, Christmas Post, Xmas, World History, Imagination, Art, Art Background, Days Until Christmas

Twas a Couple of Days’ Before Christmas…

Hey everyone, this was – almost – this year’s Christmas post. I just wasn’t feeling it this year. On first draft though inspiration struck. I present this as I think it stil…

Twas a Couple of Days’ Before Christmas… | Tales of History and Imagination Days Before Christmas, Merry Christmas To You, Christmas Post, World History, Imagination, Couples, Fictional Characters, Days Until Christmas, After Christmas

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Hey everyone, this was – almost – this year’s Christmas post. I just wasn’t feeling it this year. On first draft though inspiration struck. I present this as I think it stil…

The Georgia Guidestones

The Georgia Guidestones. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Georgia, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Georgia Guidestones.

Hi all, I’m writing week to week again and will likely do so till I take a break at Christmas – when I can build up a stockpile of Tales again. I am hoping to get back on the weekly blog cycle agai…

The Georgia Guidestones. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Georgia, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Georgia Guidestones.

Hi all, I’m writing week to week again and will likely do so till I take a break at Christmas – when I can build up a stockpile of Tales again. I am hoping to get back on the weekly blog cycle agai…

The Georgia Guidestones. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Georgia, Painting, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Painting Art, Kunst

The Georgia Guidestones.

Hi all, I’m writing week to week again and will likely do so till I take a break at Christmas – when I can build up a stockpile of Tales again. I am hoping to get back on the weekly blog cycle agai…

The Georgia Guidestones. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Georgia, Movie Posters, Fantasy, Film Poster, History Of The World, Billboard, Film Posters

The Georgia Guidestones.

Hi all, I’m writing week to week again and will likely do so till I take a break at Christmas – when I can build up a stockpile of Tales again. I am hoping to get back on the weekly blog cycle agai…

The Georgia Guidestones. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Georgia, Neon Signs, How To Get, Writing, Blog, Fantasy, Blogging

The Georgia Guidestones.

Hi all, I’m writing week to week again and will likely do so till I take a break at Christmas – when I can build up a stockpile of Tales again. I am hoping to get back on the weekly blog cycle agai…

The Georgia Guidestones. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Georgia, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Georgia Guidestones.

Hi all, I’m writing week to week again and will likely do so till I take a break at Christmas – when I can build up a stockpile of Tales again. I am hoping to get back on the weekly blog cycle agai…

The Georgia Guidestones. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Georgia, Take That, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Hi all, I’m writing week to week again and will likely do so till I take a break at Christmas – when I can build up a stockpile of Tales again. I am hoping to get back on the weekly blog cycle agai…

You Decide: Lucan v Boggs

Hey all - from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you - the reader, or listener - get to choose the subject of the Tale. I’ll be completing, then advertising the Patreon - and when the Patreon…

June ‘You Choose’ Podcast Episode

Hey all - from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you - the reader, or listener - get to choose the subject of the Tale. I’ll be completing, then advertising the Patreon - and when the Patreon…

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs | Tales of History and Imagination

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs

Hey all – from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you – the reader, or listener &…

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs | Tales of History and Imagination

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs

Hey all – from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you – the reader, or listener &…

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs | Tales of History and Imagination

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs

Hey all – from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you – the reader, or listener &…

Shen’s Magnificent Journey

Shen’s Magnificent Journey. | Tales of History and Imagination William Carlos Williams, Horrible Histories, Mutual Respect, Open My Eyes, Simple Pictures, 25 Years Old, World History, Imagination, Catholic

Shen’s Magnificent Journey.

Hi all, this programme differs from the show which was advertised. I spent the better part of three weeks, on and off, on the advertised show – an epic Western transposed to Central Asia in t…

Shen’s Magnificent Journey. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Garden Tools, Imagination, Journey, Yard Tools, Fantasy, The Journey, History Of The World

Shen’s Magnificent Journey.

Hi all, this programme differs from the show which was advertised. I spent the better part of three weeks, on and off, on the advertised show – an epic Western transposed to Central Asia in t…

Njinga of Ndongo

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo. | Tales of History and Imagination Women In History, World History, Imagination, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Kunst, Performing Arts, History Of The World

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo.

Today’s tale is set in the African kingdom of Ndongo, modern day Angola – we touched upon this kingdom a few weeks back in the Tale of Henry ‘Box’ Brown. Today we’re taking a closer look at t…

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo. | Tales of History and Imagination Women In History, World History, Imagination, Painting, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Painting Art, Kunst

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo.

Today’s tale is set in the African kingdom of Ndongo, modern day Angola – we touched upon this kingdom a few weeks back in the Tale of Henry ‘Box’ Brown. Today we’re taking a closer look at t…

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo. | Tales of History and Imagination Women In History, World History, Atlantic Ocean, Congo, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo.

Today’s tale is set in the African kingdom of Ndongo, modern day Angola – we touched upon this kingdom a few weeks back in the Tale of Henry ‘Box’ Brown. Today we’re taking a closer look at t…

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo. | Tales of History and Imagination Women In History, World History, Kingdom Of Kongo, King A, Lady In Waiting, Warrior Queen, Front Runner, First Contact, The Crown

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo.

Today’s tale is set in the African kingdom of Ndongo, modern day Angola – we touched upon this kingdom a few weeks back in the Tale of Henry ‘Box’ Brown. Today we’re taking a closer look at t…

Henry Box Brown

Henry ‘Box’ Brown. | Tales of History and Imagination Kingdom Of Kongo, African Imports, London Theatre, Frederick Douglass, American Civil War, World History, Will Smith, The Magicians, Imagination

Henry ‘Box’ Brown.

Today’s tale is set in a theater in London England, for argument’s sake let’s set the date at some time in 1860. The crowd is enthralled by the magician and storyteller, one Henry Brown, as he shar…

Henry ‘Box’ Brown. | Tales of History and Imagination Kingdom Of Kongo, African Imports, London Theatre, Frederick Douglass, American Civil War, World History, Will Smith, The Magicians, Imagination

Henry ‘Box’ Brown.

Today’s tale is set in a theater in London England, for argument’s sake let’s set the date at some time in 1860. The crowd is enthralled by the magician and storyteller, one Henry Brown, as he shar…

Henry ‘Box’ Brown. | Tales of History and Imagination Kingdom Of Kongo, African Imports, London Theatre, Frederick Douglass, American Civil War, World History, Will Smith, The Magicians, Imagination

Henry ‘Box’ Brown.

Today’s tale is set in a theater in London England, for argument’s sake let’s set the date at some time in 1860. The crowd is enthralled by the magician and storyteller, one Henry Brown, as he shar…

Henry ‘Box’ Brown. | Tales of History and Imagination Kingdom Of Kongo, African Imports, London Theatre, Frederick Douglass, American Civil War, World History, Will Smith, The Magicians, Imagination

Henry ‘Box’ Brown.

Today’s tale is set in a theater in London England, for argument’s sake let’s set the date at some time in 1860. The crowd is enthralled by the magician and storyteller, one Henry Brown, as he shar…

Henry ‘Box’ Brown. | Tales of History and Imagination Kingdom Of Kongo, African Imports, London Theatre, Frederick Douglass, American Civil War, World History, Will Smith, The Magicians, Imagination

Henry ‘Box’ Brown.

Today’s tale is set in a theater in London England, for argument’s sake let’s set the date at some time in 1860. The crowd is enthralled by the magician and storyteller, one Henry Brown, as he shar…

Soon May the Wellerman Come

Soon May the Wellerman Come | Tales of History and Imagination Treaty Of Waitangi, Terra Australis, Abel Tasman, South Island, World History, Tahiti, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

Soon May the Wellerman Come

Hey all, I wasn’t planning this topic, but a friend asked me if I knew anything about this sea shanty craze on Tik Tok at present. My friend had seen a news report claiming ‘The Wellerman’ was writ…

Soon May the Wellerman Come | Tales of History and Imagination Treaty Of Waitangi, Terra Australis, Abel Tasman, The Endeavour, Song One, Set Sail, South Island, World History, Tahiti

Soon May the Wellerman Come

Hey all, I wasn’t planning this topic, but a friend asked me if I knew anything about this sea shanty craze on Tik Tok at present. My friend had seen a news report claiming ‘The Wellerman’ was writ…

Soon May the Wellerman Come | Tales of History and Imagination Treaty Of Waitangi, Terra Australis, Abel Tasman, The Endeavour, Song One, South Island, World History, Tahiti, Sailor

Soon May the Wellerman Come

Hey all, I wasn’t planning this topic, but a friend asked me if I knew anything about this sea shanty craze on Tik Tok at present. My friend had seen a news report claiming ‘The Wellerman’ was writ…

Soon May the Wellerman Come | Tales of History and Imagination Treaty Of Waitangi, Abel Tasman, The Endeavour, Song One, South Island, Tahiti, Imagination, History, Historia

Soon May the Wellerman Come

Hey all, I wasn’t planning this topic, but a friend asked me if I knew anything about this sea shanty craze on Tik Tok at present. My friend had seen a news report claiming ‘The Wellerman’ was writ…

The Max Headroom Incident

The Max Headroom Incident | Tales of History and Imagination Max Headroom, Wgn Tv, Coke Ad, Sci Fi Shows, New Actors, Chicago City, Tv Station, Detroit Lions, World History

The Max Headroom Incident

This week’s tale is set in the Windy City – Chicago, Illinois. The time, a very specific 9.14pm on 22nd November 1987. The city’s sports fans are tuned into WGN TV’s Nine O’clock News as Dan …

The Max Headroom Incident | Tales of History and Imagination Max Headroom, Wgn Tv, Sci Fi Shows, New Actors, Chicago City, Tv Station, Detroit Lions, American Football, Doctor Who

The Max Headroom Incident

This week’s tale is set in the Windy City – Chicago, Illinois. The time, a very specific 9.14pm on 22nd November 1987. The city’s sports fans are tuned into WGN TV’s Nine O’clock News as Dan …

The Max Headroom Incident | Tales of History and Imagination Max Headroom, Wgn Tv, Sci Fi Shows, New Actors, Chicago City, Tv Station, Detroit Lions, Imagination, History

The Max Headroom Incident

This week’s tale is set in the Windy City – Chicago, Illinois. The time, a very specific 9.14pm on 22nd November 1987. The city’s sports fans are tuned into WGN TV’s Nine O’clock News as Dan …

Frau Troffea's dance with the devil

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil. | Tales of History and Imagination Local Women, Over The River, Dance The Night Away, Roman Empire, Devil, Imagination, History, Women, Historia

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil.

Today’s tale is set in the city of Strasbourg – then part of the Holy Roman Empire – the date, mid July 1518. Frau Troffea, a local woman for whom there is little description of in the public domai…

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil. | Tales of History and Imagination Nervous Breakdown, Holy Roman Empire, Over The River, Dance The Night Away, Devil, Imagination, Medieval, History, Historia

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil.

Today’s tale is set in the city of Strasbourg – then part of the Holy Roman Empire – the date, mid July 1518. Frau Troffea, a local woman for whom there is little description of in the public domai…

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil. | Tales of History and Imagination Holy Roman Empire, Professional Dancers, Over The River, Strasbourg, Dance The Night Away, World History, Historian, Devil, Imagination

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil.

Today’s tale is set in the city of Strasbourg – then part of the Holy Roman Empire – the date, mid July 1518. Frau Troffea, a local woman for whom there is little description of in the public domai…

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil. | Tales of History and Imagination Holy Roman Empire, Local Women, Professional Dancers, Over The River, Dance The Night Away, World History, Historian, Devil, Imagination

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil.

Today’s tale is set in the city of Strasbourg – then part of the Holy Roman Empire – the date, mid July 1518. Frau Troffea, a local woman for whom there is little description of in the public domai…

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil. | Tales of History and Imagination Nervous Breakdown, Holy Roman Empire, Local Women, Professional Dancers, Over The River, Dance The Night Away, World History, Historian, Devil

Frau Troffea’s dance with the devil.

Today’s tale is set in the city of Strasbourg – then part of the Holy Roman Empire – the date, mid July 1518. Frau Troffea, a local woman for whom there is little description of in the public domai…

Christmas Carol 2020.

Simone’s Christmas Carol 2020. | Tales of History and Imagination Christmas Tale, Christmas Carol, Imagination, History, Historia, Christmas Music, Fantasy

Simone’s Christmas Carol 2020.

John Elwes – The Miser of Marcham Park. Hi all, welcome to the official 2020 Christmas Tale of History and Imagination. Merry Christmas all, I hope this post finds you all well. Today’s post …

  Christmas Tale, Christmas Carol, World History, Imagination, Fictional Characters, Christmas Music, Fantasy, Fantasy Characters, History Of The World

Simone’s Christmas Carol 2020.

John Elwes – The Miser of Marcham Park. Hi all, welcome to the official 2020 Christmas Tale of History and Imagination. Merry Christmas all, I hope this post finds you all well. Today’s post …

  Christmas Tale, Christmas Carol, World History, Imagination, Merry, Painting, Character, Art, Art Background

Simone’s Christmas Carol 2020.

John Elwes – The Miser of Marcham Park. Hi all, welcome to the official 2020 Christmas Tale of History and Imagination. Merry Christmas all, I hope this post finds you all well. Today’s post …

  Christmas Tale, Christmas Carol, World History, Imagination, Christmas Music, Fantasy, History Of The World

Simone’s Christmas Carol 2020.

John Elwes – The Miser of Marcham Park. Hi all, welcome to the official 2020 Christmas Tale of History and Imagination. Merry Christmas all, I hope this post finds you all well. Today’s post …

Simone’s Christmas Carol 2020. | Tales of History and Imagination Christmas Tale, Christmas Carol, World History, Imagination, Park, Travel, Viajes, Christmas Music, Fantasy

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

John Elwes – The Miser of Marcham Park. Hi all, welcome to the official 2020 Christmas Tale of History and Imagination. Merry Christmas all, I hope this post finds you all well. Today’s post …

The Campden Wonder

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Today’s Tale begins on the night of 16th August 1660 in the town of Campden, Gloustershire. William Harrison – the 70 year old steward of Viscountess Campden – has left on a two mile wa…

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Anime, Painting, Fantasy, Painting Art, Cartoon Movies, Paintings, Anime Music

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Today’s Tale begins on the night of 16th August 1660 in the town of Campden, Gloustershire. William Harrison – the 70 year old steward of Viscountess Campden – has left on a two mile wa…

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Painting, Fantasy, Painting Art, Paintings, History Of The World, Painted Canvas, Drawings

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Today’s Tale begins on the night of 16th August 1660 in the town of Campden, Gloustershire. William Harrison – the 70 year old steward of Viscountess Campden – has left on a two mile wa…

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Princess Zelda, Fictional Characters, Collection, Fantasy, Fantasy Characters, History Of The World

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Today’s Tale begins on the night of 16th August 1660 in the town of Campden, Gloustershire. William Harrison – the 70 year old steward of Viscountess Campden – has left on a two mile wa…

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Princess Zelda, Fictional Characters, Fantasy, Fantasy Characters, History Of The World

The Campden Wonder – The strange ‘murder’ of William Harrison

Today’s Tale begins on the night of 16th August 1660 in the town of Campden, Gloustershire. William Harrison – the 70 year old steward of Viscountess Campden – has left on a two mile wa…

TDoR 2020

A Few Transgender Tales: on Transgender Awareness Week 2020. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Transgender, Imagination, Anime, Fantasy, Cartoon Movies, Anime Music, History Of The World, Animation

A Few Transgender Tales: on Transgender Awareness Week 2020.

Hi all, first up, a quick update on the podcast reboot. Four of the first six episode scripts mixed well, two need re-doing. I’ve recorded some background music. With a few long nights coming up I …

Admin Note.

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Buried Alive!

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Samuel Parnell

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Three Short Tales

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The New Colossus

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Dorothy Kilgallen

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Reader Challenge: J.F.C Fuller.

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Tipu's Tiger

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Charles Lightoller's Worst Night Ever

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Repost: Spring Heeled Jack, The Terror of London.

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Hey all - from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you - the reader, or listener - get to choose the subject of the Tale. I’ll be completing, then advertising the Patreon - and when the Patreon…

June ‘You Choose’ Podcast Episode

Hey all - from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you - the reader, or listener - get to choose the subject of the Tale. I’ll be completing, then advertising the Patreon - and when the Patreon…

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs | Tales of History and Imagination

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs

Hey all – from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you – the reader, or listener &…

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs | Tales of History and Imagination

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs

Hey all – from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you – the reader, or listener &…

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs | Tales of History and Imagination

You Decide – Lucan v Boggs

Hey all – from the next season of Tales of History and Imagination (both the blog and podcast) I’m bringing in a semi- regular ‘You Decide’ episode where you – the reader, or listener &…

One: Martial Bourdin - YouTube

One: Martial Bourdin

One: Martial Bourdin - YouTube

Shen’s Magnificent Journey. | Tales of History and Imagination William Carlos Williams, Horrible Histories, Mutual Respect, Open My Eyes, Simple Pictures, 25 Years Old, World History, Imagination, Catholic

Shen’s Magnificent Journey.

Hi all, this programme differs from the show which was advertised. I spent the better part of three weeks, on and off, on the advertised show – an epic Western transposed to Central Asia in t…

Shen’s Magnificent Journey. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Garden Tools, Imagination, Journey, Yard Tools, Fantasy, The Journey, History Of The World

Shen’s Magnificent Journey.

Hi all, this programme differs from the show which was advertised. I spent the better part of three weeks, on and off, on the advertised show – an epic Western transposed to Central Asia in t…

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fair Grounds, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination Across The Border, Chicano, World History, Rock And Roll, Storytelling, Imagination, Rock Roll, Fantasy, Rock N Roll

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Blog, Anime, Fictional Characters, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Kunst

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

The Tales Which Never Were …. | Tales of History and Imagination World History, Imagination, Fictional Characters, Fantasy, Fantasy Characters, History Of The World

The Tales Which Never Were ….

Hey all, this episode’s going to be a little different – the setting, a modern duplex in Auckland, New Zealand. Our subject, a rather worn out looking writer. Our protagonist has had a rough …

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo. | Tales of History and Imagination Women In History, World History, Imagination, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Kunst, Performing Arts, History Of The World

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo.

Today’s tale is set in the African kingdom of Ndongo, modern day Angola – we touched upon this kingdom a few weeks back in the Tale of Henry ‘Box’ Brown. Today we’re taking a closer look at t…

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo. | Tales of History and Imagination Women In History, World History, Imagination, Painting, Art, Art Background, Fantasy, Painting Art, Kunst

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo.

Today’s tale is set in the African kingdom of Ndongo, modern day Angola – we touched upon this kingdom a few weeks back in the Tale of Henry ‘Box’ Brown. Today we’re taking a closer look at t…

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo. | Tales of History and Imagination Women In History, World History, Atlantic Ocean, Congo, Imagination, Fantasy, History Of The World

Women’s History Month: Njinga of Ndongo.

Today’s tale is set in the African kingdom of Ndongo, modern day Angola – we touched upon this kingdom a few weeks back in the Tale of Henry ‘Box’ Brown. Today we’re taking a closer look at t…