Category Archives: Urban

Rough and unpalatable, often unwholesome: a nineteenth-century British soldier’s diet

Cross-posted from How to be the hero of your own kitchen Thanks to Rocio C. for asking me to combine two of my life’s obsessions: food and research! Recruiting sergeants, while plying potential soldiers with drink, waxed lyrical about the … Continue reading

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A Plague of Plaques: memorialising war in urban Ireland

Just now, it seems that war commemorations are to the fore of public consciousness. Here in Ireland, the preparations for marking Easter Rising 1916 are beginning to gather pace. Since the Rising was almost entirely a Dublin-based event, people in … Continue reading

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