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Jews Under Russian Rule

Jews Under Russian Rule

by Vanora Bennett Jews Under Russian Rule One of the things that struck me most about Russia in the 1990s, when I was working in Moscow, was how quickly people’s fear of the unknown turned into violent suspicions of other

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Historic Divorce Facts: 10 Reasons Why It Ended In Divorce

It Ended Badly; William S. Burroughs; Divorce

by Jennifer Wright Three Unusual Historic Reasons For Divorce In 1613 the Countess of Essex demanded a divorce from her husband because, as her father quipped, “the Ear has no ink in his pen.” Essex and the court decided that he was

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Posted in Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History

Behind The Mask: Vita Sackville-West

Sissinghurst Castle; Vita Sackville-West

by Matthew Dennison Every Tolkien fan remembers Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. Rapacious, uppity, with a formidable temper and a keen eye for desirable possessions, Lobelia is among the terrors of the Shire. Married to Bilbo Baggins’s cousin Otho, she covets Bilbo’s house,

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