The Literary Digest

    THE LITERARY DIGEST – History of the World War – Volume 1 (1914-1918) – Compiled from Original and Contemporary Sources: American, British, French, German, and Others in ten volumes. Written by FRANCIS WHITING HALSEY in ten volumes, the History of the World War compiles reports from multiple sources. Introduction THE SOURCES FOR THIS … Continue reading The Literary Digest

James ‘Rajah’ Brooke – 1857 – Wild Confusion

James Brooke became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in 1841 after inheriting £30,000 and investing it in the schooner ‘The Royalist’ and sailing for Borneo.  We are publishing a blog series that covers his adventures – taken from one of the books in our library called Rajah Brooke by Sir Spenser St John published … Continue reading James ‘Rajah’ Brooke – 1857 – Wild Confusion

James ‘Rajah’ Brooke – 1857 – The Stockade

James Brooke became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in 1841 after inheriting £30,000 and investing it in the schooner ‘The Royalist’ and sailing for Borneo.  We are publishing a blog series that covers his adventures – taken from one of the books in our library called Rajah Brooke by Sir Spenser St John published … Continue reading James ‘Rajah’ Brooke – 1857 – The Stockade

London – The First Theatres – 1574 – Patents

This article is from the book London – Volume 3 published in 1824 by Sholto and Reuben Percy – Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery – it covers the history of London’s theatres from the 1100s through to the 1800s. London – The First Theatres – 1574 – Patents When dramatic representations ceased to be founded … Continue reading London – The First Theatres – 1574 – Patents

Memoirs of Lord Charles Beresford – 1867 – The Research

 Lord Charles Beresford (1846-1919) was a British Admiral and Member of Parliament, he was a hero in battle and a champion of the Navy in Parliament.  Below is another installment in our series of his memoirs – taken from ‘The Memoirs of Admiral Lord Charles Beresford’ written by himself and published in 1914. This excerpt … Continue reading Memoirs of Lord Charles Beresford – 1867 – The Research