Rose Wild

@TimesArchive

I'm the Archive Editor of The Times, digging up bits of weird history from 1785 to the present day

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No chocolate or sugar for Easter eggs in 1918 - just papier mache or straw #WW1

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Which came first - the hare or the egg? #Easter

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Hilariously bad review by for the newly opened #OTD 1838

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Captured Germans terrified of being eaten by New Zealand troops (1918) #WW1

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We have ways of making you vote! Nazis use crane to carry fat lady to the polls (1934)

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Karl Marx died #OnThisDay 1883 - The Times obituary

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Women in the saddle - worry about female bits slipping really was a hot issue 100 years ago

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Women in the saddle - Kaiser & The Times agree on medical dangers of riding astride! 1914

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Misadventure verdict on clerk who died of broken neck while having tooth pulled out, Kentish Town, 1914

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Attendant saw small woman "hacking furiously at the picture with a chopper" - Rokeby Venus attack #OnThisDay 1914

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"The Government is murdering Mrs Pankhurst" Mary Richardson on why she slashed the Rokeby Venus #OnThisDay 1914

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Prince Charles in the doodoo for slating "idiotic women's libbers" (1976) #womensday

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"Swiss males reject women's lib" (1984). No surprises there then #womensday

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Wimpy bars agree to serve unaccompanied women after midnight (1971) #womensday #feministvictory

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International Women's Day a communist plot to undermine Nato says Home Office (1955)

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What P. G. Wodehouse said when he met George, the "blue-behinded" mandrill, at London Zoo

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Here they are - the original rock band, 1881 http://twitpic.com/dxe7hm

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A rock concert in 1881? Yes, it's the original rock band

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"Give a woman a looking-glass and a few sugar plums and she will be satisfied" - unreconstructed Lord Byron

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Deceased's skull "only the thickness of a pancake". But how thick should a pancake be? Coroner's court, 1933

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