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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A palace for the kidnapped statues of Athens and Thebes? Outrage at plans for new British Museum 1822

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From The Times of 1853, the original story of #12YearsASlave

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Emetic, yes. Aphrodisiac, no. US judge lifts obscenity ban on James Joyce's Ulysses, 1933

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Cheery anecdotes about Nelson's last moments

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Nelson's funeral #onthisday 1806 - The Times's amazing origami coffin graphic

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Open the larder door and use your imagination! How to give a butter ration tea party #onthisday 1940

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"Most people eat more than they need" - bracing talk on introduction of rationing #onthisday 1940

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Nelson's body carried up river on a flood tide from Greenwich to Whitehall #onthisday 1806

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Times announces death, "not altogether sudden but yet rapid", of Sir Thomas Lawrence #OTD 1830

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Robespierre goes to the guillotine, good riddance says The Times, 1794

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Incorrigible rogue gets 25 strokes of the birch, 1912 - Vagrancy Act has finally been repealed

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The Army needs more short men, says WW1 Times reader. Why? They don't need such deep trenches

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Corsets, suspenders and a parrot - this looks like a fun kind of party, 1915

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It's a code! Times crossword confiscated by fascist border guards, 1930

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Dangers of "the crossword habit" - a new addiction, 1930

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Many sad stories in The Times archive about the Fry refuge in Mare St

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Karl Marx's daughters denounce pirate version of Das Kapital, letter to The Times, 1897

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Letter to The Times from Karl Marx's daughters denouncing a pirate version of Das Kapital, 1897

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Letter to The Times from Karl Marx's daughters denouncing a pirate version of Das Kapital, 1897

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Alsatian shot by mistake in hunt for escaped wolf, 1937

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