The Strange Disappearance of Judge Nathan Q. Tanquary

It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been working on another project that I’m really excited about — a book about a 1901 court case. It was originally going to be a post on this blog but I kept digging and learning more interesting things about the story, so it’s going to be … More The Strange Disappearance of Judge Nathan Q. Tanquary

The Last Living Remnant of the 19th Century Passes Into History

Emma Martina Luigia Morano, the oldest person in the world, died today. Emma was born in Italy, on November 29, 1899, the oldest of nine children. She was the last person known to have been born in the 19th century still living. Her life stretched across three centuries and two World Wars. The great tragedy of her … More The Last Living Remnant of the 19th Century Passes Into History

An Appeal Denied

Edith Nesbit was an unconventional woman, a late Victorian writer, a socialist, a sometime-poet. In 1880, at the height of Victorianism in England, Nesbit married Hubert Bland when she was 7 months pregnant. Their stormy marriage lasted 35 years until his death in 1914, and was punctuated with painful betrayals. Bland was described by his … More An Appeal Denied