History and Fiction - Lucille Turner
A Short History of Ideas – HYGIENE

A Short History of Ideas – HYGIENE

Hygiene and its Horrors Believe it or not, hygiene was, to some extent, actually invented by a man called Thomas Crapper. At first sight, he does not seem a particularly likely candidate, but a simple name can often be fortuitous. Crapper was born into a time when...
ENTERTAINING HISTORY – What is Money?

ENTERTAINING HISTORY – What is Money?

What is Money? The answer to the question what is money seems an obvious one. Most people think of money as a medium of exchange; they assume that in the early days of human evolution it took the place of barter. But the truth is, it didn’t. Money never took the place...
ENTERTAINING HISTORY – What is Money?

ENTERTAINING HISTORY

What is Money? The answer to the question what is money seems an obvious one. Most people think of money as a medium of exchange; they assume that in the early days of human evolution it took the place of barter. But the truth is, it didn’t. Money never took the place...
ENTERTAINING HISTORY – Banking by Stick

ENTERTAINING HISTORY – Banking by Stick

BANKING BY STICK It is hard to believe that for hundreds of years the national method of accounting carried out by the London Treasurer consisted of taking a length of wood and cracking it in two.  At first sight, wood cracking hardly seems a proper way to run a...