The poisonous tint that created Victorian fashion victims

A skeleton gentleman at a ball asks a skeleton lady to dance; representing the effect of arsenical dyes and pigments in clothing and accessories. Wood engraving, 1862. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

From the Paris morgue to CPR training

Viewings at the Paris morgue. Jstor

…still eaten today

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Megxit, duty and Oprah…

Harry and Meghan By Mark Jones:, CC BY 2.0,

Rumours begin

From the turnip to the sublime

Dance of Death in the Nuremberg Chronicle, by Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514)

1) Saint Lawrence

You’ve arrived… now what?

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Warning: may contain carrots!

Shopkeeper stamping a ration book. Library of Congress

How a leap of faith helped to kickstart my life

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All about us…


Writing for The History Edit

And one that has yet to pass

Comet depicted in a medieval manuscript

#1. Fiery dragons and lightning predict the heathen men

Jade Revell

Historian and freelance writer with special interests in Richard II, food history and a little bit of everything else.

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