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Digging Up a Medieval Latrine: Photos

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A series of barrels were apparently once used as toilets in Medieval Denmark.

Going Viral in the Nineteenth Century by Rebecca Onion - Roundtable

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The American reader of any nineteenth-century newspaper or magazine would be confronted at end of an article with short pieces of filler that contained odd and compelling little stories to distract from the serious news of the day. Known

100-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea

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The beer bottle was tossed into the sea in 1913 and recovered by a fisherman last month. It is thought to be the oldest ever "message in a bottle."

Lapham's Quarterly: Revolution

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Lapham's Quarterly embodies the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic.

Most overrated battle?

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Most overrated battle of the Revolutionary War? Why?Saratoga. It wasn't a turning point and the general who theoretically won it, Horatio Gates, was a coward and a fake. -Thomas FlemingNot a battle, but one of the most famous events of the war: Paul Revere’s ride was a brave,

Lapham's Quarterly: the Podcast by Lapham's Quarterly

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Preview and download the podcast Lapham's Quarterly: the Podcast on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.

Court Jester by Alice Gregory - Roundtable

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Never were politics, power, and punch lines more intertwined than in the very strange case of John Wilmot. The second Earl of Rochester was a poet and playwright whose mischief-making lifestyle and caustic satirical writing got him banished from

How Was the Show, Mrs. Lincoln? by Sarah Marshall - Roundtable

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In late 2012, around the same time that Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln appeared in theaters, the Internet birthed a meme. Pictured was the Abraham Lincoln every American high school student knew: sober, careworn, eyes weary yet wily, and seeming to

Jane Austen’s Trivial Pursuits by Ted Scheinman - Roundtable

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Sometime during the 1990s, when big-screen adaptations of Regency novels became a near-annual tradition, a strange thing happened: Jane Austen stopped being funny. This isn’t to say that the novels had misplaced their immortal charms, or that a novelist


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