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December in Scottish History

DECEMBER IN SCOTTISH HISTORY 01 December 1768: The first volume of Encyclopedia Britannica was published in Edinburgh, edited by William Smellie. 1787: The lighthouse at Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh began operations.  It was built by Thomas Smith and Robert Stevenson. 02 … Continue reading

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Sergeant Mendick and the themes and influences of Victorian crime novels

Many years ago I read about a ship named Madagascar. According to the story, this vessel was a clipper that was pirated by her own crew. The loyal hands were murdered and there was rape and pillage. A bit like Treasure … Continue reading

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