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A History of the Walrus

By Natalie Lawrence To the far north, on the coast of Norway, there lives a mighty creature, as big as an elephant, called the walrus…

The Birth of the Witch

By Jon Crabb The publishing revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed an explosion of printed material, democratising information and pushing it into the…

A Queer Taste for Macaroni

This article [A Queer Taste for Macaroni] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/02/22/a-queer-taste-for-macaroni/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish…

George Washington: A Descendant of Odin?

This article [George Washington: A Descendant of Odin?] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2017/02/08/george-washington-a-descendant-of-odin/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you…

Harry Clarke’s Looking Glass

This article [Harry Clarke’s Looking Glass] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/10/12/harry-clarkes-looking-glass/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Richard Hakluyt and Early English Travel

This article [Richard Hakluyt and Early English Travel] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/10/26/richard-hakluyt-and-early-english-travel/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you…

“Let us Calculate!”: Leibniz, Llull, and the Computational Imagination

This article [“Let us Calculate!”: Leibniz, Llull, and the Computational Imagination] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/11/10/let-us-calculate-leibniz-llull-and-computational-imagination/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike…

The American Student Left

THE AUTHOR Carl F. Rosenthal, a research scientist at CRESS, received his IVL A. in history from the University of Illinois, and his B.A. in…

The Strange Case of Mr. William T. Horton

The publisher Leonard Smithers (1861–1907) launched, bankrolled, or otherwise helped the careers of an impressive variety of names: Richard Burton, Aubrey Beardsley, Aleister Crowley, Ernest…

George Washington at the Siamese Court

In October of 1856, readers of the New York Daily Times were eager for news from Siam. In the 1850s, most Americans would only be…


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