Men will tell you that the Republic had no faith in God; but then, why were the churches in the Capital full that day? Some may have been there to display their gratitude (to their fellow atheists perhaps), or to ask forgiveness (from a God who they apparently did not think existed). Ernesto Malego was […]
The old Christian calendar to disappear. — Men from Mars now from “fourth planet out.” — Language gets a new name. — Monarchy disestablished and replaced by national beer. Australia’s ruling labour party has had it with religious influence. They have decided to secularize their country once and for all.
As Daniel Isaac Eaton was dragged to the pillory, he knew it would be useless to resist. Eaton saw a crowd gather, some estimates say as many 50,000 onlookers gathered round. There were too many people to determine what kinds of things they’d brought to throw at him. Eaton knew London well, and he knew […]
Daniel Isaac Eaton waited in Newgate prison to find out what his fate would be. Before Eaton could be convicted, a Mr. Prince Smith filed an affidavit in Eaton’s defense. In addition to other words of common sense, Mr. Prince Smith told the court that “It was quite impossible to maintain the fear of God […]
Should I sue Prime Minister David Cameron for stealing my idea? It was meant to be a dumb idea, one so far-fetched that no “real-life” politician would imitate it. Back in 1999, when I was a freshman (or fresher) at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, I came up with an epiphany. This time, for Filmmaking […]
I think I shall do something different this time, because I have more than one story waiting to be told. So, from this introduction, I shall link to those stories as they are ready. – The P.t.a.r.a. Cavy The Brothers Grimm didn’t originally have the idea to publish folktales. No, they heard an appeal from […]
In 1812, a luxurious hotel was opened in Dusseldorf by the name of Breidenbacher Hof. Once the most expensive hotel in Germany, it is still among the best known hotels in the world.
Just as the prosecution’s case was brilliant if simple, so Daniel Isaac Eaton’s defense was as inept as it was informative. First of all, Eaton was late for his trial.
St Patrick’s day “a day always precious in the estimation of the Irishman, was celebrated yesterday at the Free Mason’s Tavern.” Reported the Morning Chronicle. So the famous playright Sheridan, the Mayor of London, and a few other notables celebrated St. Patrick’s, so what? Well, unlike in previous years, British newspapers in 1812 saw trouble […]
This year, the Welsh people may be celebrating a recent Rugby triumph over England. 200 year ago, however, the Welsh in Liverpool gave “loyal toasts” to the Royal family and other British notables.