Halloween: A History

‘[Halloween] is thought to be a night when witches, devils, and other mischief-making beings are abroad on their baneful midnight errands; particularly those aerial people, the fairies, are said on that night to hold a grand anniversary.’ Robert Burns, Halloween, 1785 Although the entomology behind the word ‘Halloween’ is Christian – ‘quite literally, the popular Continue Reading

WW1 in Photos

English tank captured by Germans, photograph taken by civilian near Hindenburg line, 1919.   Amputees on a cigarette break, 1918. Wounded American soldiers enjoying weaving at the ‘Walter Reed Hospital’ Washington D.C, 1918. Americans wearing new gas masks, 1917. David Lloyd George and ‘The Big Four’, Paris Peace Conference 1919. The iconic and largely reproduced Continue Reading