Admiral Cockburn & Napoleon

An excerpt from Napoleon and St. Helena, 1815-1816, by Roger Morriss, describing Admiral George Cockburn sailing Napoleon to exile to the island…

Nauseous Puddle Water

From: The Women’s Petition Against Coffee —Anonymously published pamphlet (1647).       Our men in former ages were justly esteemed the ablest performers…

Old Paris Is No More

[by Jess McHugh] In 1870 a flaneur could stroll from the towering iron arches of the newly constructed Les Halles marketplace and…