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Mad Men – Wacky Advertisers from 1916

Limited by very few restrictions, advertisers in 1916 could do what they liked. Tonics, elixors and pills were offered as the cure to all ills, while cigarettes and alcohol were advertised freely. I took...

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A few weeks ago I announced I was looking for a sponsor. Things have progressed and the good folks at Libsyn.com should be able to link me up with a potential sponsor. However first...

February 23rd 1317, the day Dublin burned.

In February 1317 Dubliners were suffering from the effects of the worst famine of the Middle Ages. To make matters worse a Scots army led by Edward Bruce, brother of the king of Scotland,...