CLIO’S HISTORY BOX - LIFTING THE LID
A series of essays and thoughts on the quirks of history, inspired by happenings
from some of the half century and more years Clio has survived so far.
Click the links below to read each essay.
LIFTING THE LID
Ballads, Blood & Betrayal: on the death of Mary Queen of Scots
Nechtansmere & the Fighting Cocks
The Disastrous Darien Adventure
From One Great Enterprise to Another
From Stones to Snowdrops
Plagiarism, Peter Pomegranate & the Raising of Mary Rose
From Chevy Chase to the Demise of Bonnie Prince Charlie
A Year Truly Worth Remembering
Two Margarets, One Imelda & Three Thousand Pairs of Shoes
Jumping from Web and Scaffold
The Incompleteness Theorem of Birthdays
Ubar Found, Glencoe Lost
Ötzi, Underwater Caves, and Cannibals
The Origins of the Saltire, the Oldest Football, and The Grave
Did the Pied Piper ever go to Pudsey?
Bear goes missing on Benbecula!
From Sweeny Todd to Wolf Ribs, via the Tay
Staneybreeks and Stirling
The Liar’s Paradox meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Whiskey Insurrection, Auld Lang Syne & Ideas of where to Bury your Heart
The Van Gogh Operas, and the 9th-c Gospel of Quedlinburg
Ancient Battles, Baldrics made of Human Skin, and Flipping Bebe the Dolphin
The Razor King’s Plan to Save the World
Oddity and Obsession
Clio loves weird facts and minutiae, many of which find their way into her books, but there are always more and here are a few...
Poodles, Puddles & Protein
Christ in a Cave
Oh for A Glass of Beer
The Riddle of the Great Indian Salt Hedge
My Insect Soul
The Sea Eats the Land at Home
Cripes, there’s Tripes in the Spittoon!
Muggles, Madmen & Eyeball Operated Cameras
Fainting Goats and Gilded Faces
The Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet
Henry, King of Cheeses