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"Annexation," The United States Democratic Review, July 1845

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This Day in Early Modern History -- September 27th

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Events

 •  1509-Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed 
 •  1529-Sultan Suleiman I begins the siege of Vienna
 •  1540-Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius of Loyola, recognized by Pope Paul III
 •  1629-Peace of Alès: Rights of French huguenots limited
 •  1694-Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados -- 27 British ships sink and 3,000 die
 •  1779-John Jay is appointed minister to Spain
  -John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
 •  1822-Jean-François Champollion shows a draft translation of the mysterious Rosetta stone, revealing the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics to the world
 •  1825-Railroad transportation is born with first public railway to use steam locomotives (Stockton-Darlington)
 •  1830-Dutch army leaves Brussels, after 100s killed
 •  1833-Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe 
 •  1834-Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso
 •  1852-George L. Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin premieres in Troy, New York
 •  1854-Steamship Arctic sinks with 300 people on board
 •  1855-George Frederick Bristow's Rip Van Winkle, second American opera, opens in New York City

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 •  1533-  Stephen Bathory -- Governance
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 •  1598-  Robert Blake -- Naval
 •  1601-  Louis XIII -- Governance
 •  1622-  Karel Dujardin -- Artists
 •  1627-  Jacques-Benigne Bossuet -- ClergyWriters
 •  1630-  Michael Willmann -- Artists
 •  1729-  Francesco Saverio Giai -- Composers
 •  1776-  Maria Versfelt -- Writers
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 •  1789-  Jakob Alt -- Artists
 •  1808-  Lucretia Maria Davidson -- Writers
 •  1814-  Daniel Kirkwood -- AstronomersWritersEducators
 •  1824-  Benjamin Apthorp Gould -- Astronomers

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 •  1557-  Go-Nara -- Governance
 •  1590-  Urban VII -- Clergy
 •  1612-  Piotr Skarga -- ClergyWriters
 •  1651-  Maximilian I of Bavaria -- Governance
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 •  1800-  Hyacinthe Jadin -- Composers
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 •  1854-  Peter Skene Ogden -- Explorers

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Finding the Hidden Palace of Otford
May 23, 2020, DailyHeritage by Written by Nick Rushby
In the article “The Lost Palace of Henry The VIII” Diarmaid Walshe tells the story of the Lost Palace of Henry VIII up to the death of Archbishop Warham in 1532.

This article takes us onwards through the gradual deterioration of the buildings over the following four centuries to the start of its rebirth as a site of significant historical interest and an interpretation centre for the history of Otford and the Darent Valley.

Thomas Cranmer succeeded Warham as Archbishop in 1553 and began his work on the English Book of Common Prayer the following year. It is tempting to claim that the book was written in the North-West Tower but perhaps the reality is that some of it was written (or revised) while he was resident in the Palace!

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/24/2020
HS2 uncovers world’s oldest railway roundhouse at Curzon Street archaeological site
March 10, 2020, HeritageDaily by Staff
HS2 Ltd has unearthed what is thought to be the world’s oldest railway roundhouse at the construction site of its Birmingham Curzon Street station.

The roundhouse was situated adjacent to the old Curzon Street station, which was the first railway terminus serving the centre of Birmingham and built during a period of great significance and growth for the city. Built to a design by the 19th century engineer Robert Stephenson, the roundhouse was operational on 12 November 1837 – meaning the recently discovered building is likely to predate the current titleholder of ‘world’s oldest’ in Derby by almost two years.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/22/2020
The Lost Palace of Whitehall
September 07, 2020, HeritageDaily by Staff
The Palace of Whitehall was the primary residence of English monarchs from AD 1530 until 1698, located in Westminster, London.

The site of the palace was bought by the Archbishop of York Walter de Grey during the 13th century, calling it York Place. York Place was enlarged for King Edward I and his entourage during renovation work to Westminster Palace and was greatly expanded by Cardinal Wolsey during the 15th century.

In 1529 Wolsey was stripped of his government office and property by Henry VIII, who acquired York Place to replace the Palace of Westminster which had been gutted by fire in the royal privy.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/20/2020
Matthew Hopkins – The Real Witch-Hunter
July 24, 2020, HeritageDaily by Staff
Matthew Hopkins was an infamous witch-hunter during the 17th century, who published “The Discovery of Witches” in 1647, and whose witch-hunting methods were applied during the notorious Salem Witch Trials in colonial Massachusetts.

From the 16th century, England was in the grips of hysteria over witchcraft, caused in part by King James VI, who was obsessed with the dark arts and wrote a dissertation entitled “Daemonologie” in 1599.

James had been influenced by his personal involvement in the North Berwick witch trials from 1590, and amassed various texts on magical studies that he published into three books to describe the topics of magic, sorcery, and witchcraft, and tried to justify the persecution and punishment of a person accused of being a witch under the rule of canonical law.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/18/2020
Haul of Rare Items Found Under the Floorboards of Tudor House
August 17, 2020, HeritageDaily by Staff
A rare haul of historic items has been discovered beneath the floorboards of Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, England.

The discovery was made during a project to reroof Oxburgh Hall, a moated manor house constructed by Sir Edmund Bedingfeld after he inherited the estate in 1476.

Researchers studying the items said that the variety, age, and significance of the items found, gives a unique insight into the history of the Oxburgh Hall. Independent archaeologist Matt Champion agreed to continue researching the finds through lockdown on his own, and carried out a careful fingertip search.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/16/2020
The Lost Palace of Henry The VIII
May 18, 2020, HeritageDaily by Diarmaid Walshe
In a small rural village in West Kent England, remains a relatively unknown jewel of Tudor design and architecture – Otford Palace

In its heyday, Otford Palace was one of the main centres of both Royal and Ecclesiastical power in England. The palace was witness to many of the key events of the turbulent Tudor period and is a physical expression of the rivalry between two major players in the court of Henry VIII – The Archbishop of Canterbury, former Lord Chancellor of England, William Warham and Archbishop Wolsey, Henry’s right-hand man and Lord Chancellor of England.

The site of Otford palace lies in the parish of Otford, Kent, a few miles south-east of Greater London and adjacent to the Pilgrims Way, which tradition maintains was the road taken by pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/14/2020
Sunken Temple Resurfaces in Mahanadi River
June 22, 2020, HeritageDaily by Staff
Archaeologists from the Indian National Trust for Art (INTACH) have announced the re-appearance of a submerged temple in the Odisha region of India.

The temple was dedicated to Lord Gopinath, an avatar of Vishnu and dates from the 15th-16th century.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/12/2020
Oliver Cromwell – The siege of Clonmel
May 17, 2020, HeritageDaily by Diarmaid Walshe
When we look back on the career of Oliver Cromwell, we see a man who is famed for being a genius as a statesman, general and administrator.

If we explore Cromwell’s military record when faced with an experienced and competent adversary, his lack of tactical ability is glaringly exposed.

Cromwell’s reputation as a master of military tactics was earned as one of the main commanders of the New Model Army in the English Civil War, where he played a key role in the defeat of the forces of Charles I. However, when we compare his record at the siege of Clonmel, Ireland, we need to reassess this belief.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/10/2020
The story of three African slaves during Spanish colonialism, as told by their bones
April 30, 2020, HeritageDaily by Staff
Despite the infamy of the transatlantic slave trade, scientific research has yet to fully explore the history of the enslaved Africans brought into Latin America.

In a study appearing April 30th in the journal Current Biology, scientists tell the story of three 16th century African slaves identified from a mass burial site in Mexico City. Using a combination of genetic, osteological, and isotope analyses, the scientists determined from where in Africa they were likely captured, the physical hardships they experienced as slaves, and what novel pathogens they may have carried with them across the Atlantic. This study paints a rare picture of the lives of African slaves during early Spanish colonization and how their presence may have shaped disease dynamics in the New World.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/08/2020
19th-century dock, built to accommodate the HMS Beagle designated a scheduled monument
May 11, 2020, HeritageDaily by Staff
A 19th-century dock that served the HMS Beagle when it was patrolling British waters as a maritime coastguard vessel to be given heritage protection.

...The dock was built around 1847 and was a cut mooring dock, in which vessels could rest during low tide. It remained in use until around 1870, where documentary evidence tells us the Beagle and dock were dismantled and repurposed.

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Dictionary Entries: 1,408Broadsheet Archive: 3,186Food and Farming Items: 200
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