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Signposts bearing flags of UK and EU

The Separation of Britain and Europe

I’m not an economist. The handful of articles I’ve read on the subject don’t leave me informed enough to form an opinion about Brexit. But the event doesn’t surprise me. Britain has always kept thRead More

Bus in Crater, London Blitz

Empty London: Sheltering from the Blitz

In the early 19th century, this grand city became the first in the modern world* to reach a population of one million, and over the next 100 years, that number multiplied six times over.  By the Read More

Reminted Jewelry – Coins

Statue of Valentinian the Great

Valentinian I

I’m trying to have something to say about every emperor I have a coin for, but Valentinian I has been difficult, even though he was a pretty good emperor. He is known as the last great emperor of the Read More

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Cassie Beyer

Medievalist historian writing about history, religion, alt-history, steampunk, occultism and occasionally pop-culture. Former Site Expert for Alternative Religions at About.com. Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.