Vincent van Gogh mutilates his ear – 23 December 1888Read more
On this day in 1888 in Arles in southern France, Vincent van Gogh performed the most infamous act of self-mutilation…
International Women’s DayNo CommentsRead more
Today is International Women’s Day, a day when women all over the world celebrate their achievements. And I’m not just…
The death of Captain James Cook – 14 February 1779No CommentsRead more
“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” Whatever…
Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006Read more
On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…
The suicide of Vincent van Gogh – 29 July 1890No CommentsRead more
On 27 July 1890, Vincent van Gogh, an unkempt, unknown 37-year-old Dutchman, walked out of his lodgings in the village…
The death of Carl Linnaeus – 10 January 1778No CommentsRead more
The Bible, Genesis 2:20, states: “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and…
Robert FitzRoy: Captain FantasticRead more
Everyone knows what a weather forecast is, most people have heard of Charles Darwin’s Voyage of HMS Beagle, and most British people have heard of the shipping forecast. So it’s very sad to think that more people don’t know about Robert FitzRoy who made all these things possible.
The Eynsham tea towelRead more
A 100% cotton souvenir tea towel of Eynsham, a beautiful village in west Oxfordshire, designed in Eynsham and made in Britain.
The death of Jane Digby – 11 August 18811 CommentRead more
Here’s a bodice-ripping love story of sex and adventure: the story of Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough. She died on…
The death of Frida Kahlo – 13 July 19541 CommentRead more
“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
Artist Frida Kahlo was born in 1907, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish father and indigenous Mexican mother….
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