Author archive for Jane Tomlinson

  • Jan132015

    Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006

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    On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…

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  • Oct142014

    Clogs. Wooden shoe know it

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    Clogs: solid practical wooden footwear which used to be worn by people who worked on the land especially in the…

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  • Oct142014

    The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest – 14 October 1066

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    The British Isles has a long history of invaders: Angles, Danes, Saxons, Vikings. But on the 28 September 1066, when…

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  • Sep282014
    Kate Bush

    Kate Bush live – Before the Dawn

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    Thirty-five years after her previous live shows, Kate Bush stepped out onto the stage of  London’s Hammersmith Odeon to rapturous…

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  • Sep122014

    Wharf Stream Way waymarker post

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    In June, I submitted a design to be carved as a waymarker post  as part of the The Wharf Stream…

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  • May082014
    Paul Gauguin self portrait

    The death of Paul Gauguin – 8 May 1903

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    “In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of ‘revolutionary’; and it is…

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  • Apr252014

    What is a drypoint: badgers and bluebells

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    What is drypoint print? How do you make one? I explain in this blog.

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  • Mar242014

    Van Gogh’s Tarascon Diligence at the Ashmolean

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    Treasures from the Henry and Rose Pearlman collection Last week I went to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to see treasures from…

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  • Dec272013

    Squonk

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    Side 1 track 3 of Genesis’ 1977 album Trick of the Tail tells the tale of the squonk, a mythical…

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  • Dec172013
    Mohamed Bouazizi

    The self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi – 17 December 2010

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    What a magic carpet ride it was for our brothers and sisters in North Africa and the Middle East. Egypt’s…

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