An Appeal Denied

Edith Nesbit was an unconventional woman, a late Victorian writer, a socialist, a sometime-poet. In 1880, at the height of Victorianism in England, Nesbit married Hubert Bland when she was 7 months pregnant. Their stormy marriage lasted 35 years until his death in 1914, and was punctuated with painful betrayals. Bland was described by his […]

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100 Years Ago Tonight, Rasputin Met His Grisly End

A century ago tonight, Grigori Rasputin became the victim of an elaborate and murderous plot. That evening, the controversial Siberian monk was lured to the palatial home of Prince Felix Yusupov for a private party. There he happily ate cakes laced with enough cyanide to kill ten men, and guzzled the wine – also poisoned – brought […]

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