"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


This is just to mention that over at the great new blog, Yesterday Unhinged, I'm this week's participant in the Fab Five Historical Challenge.  I'm briefly discussing five of my favorite figures from history.

Incidentally, the Fab Five series is open to anyone who cares to submit an entry, whether you're a blogger or not.  If you love history, why not create your own list?


  1. That Poe was included in your list was a surprise! Seriously, though, some interesting choices. I'd like to add mine but how do I do that? Whose permission do I ask and is it just a matter of making a 'comment'? If so, how does one add pictures with 'comments'?

    1. Just email the fellow who runs the blog. Here's a link to the page explaining the whole series.



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