Social History

Charles Dickens is Summoned to an Inquest

Charles Dickens is Summoned to an Inquest Charles Dickens gives us an insider’s “slice-of-death” look at a Victorian coroner’s inquest on a dead infant.

Like a Mournful Gust of Wind

Like a Mournful Gust of Wind Watchers over the corpse of a young woman are haunted by a mysterious moaning noise.

The Ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots Wails of Death on Christmas Eve

The Ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots Wails of Death on Christmas Eve A Christmas ghost story from the Tower of London with an omen of death for Queen Victoria.

A Ghost of the Gallipoli Campaign

A Ghost of the Gallipoli Campaign A dying man during the Gallipoli Campaign sees the apparition of his sister. Oddly enough, so does a war correspondent.

The Ice Viking or Entombed in an Iceberg for Centuries

The Ice Viking or Entombed in an Iceberg for Centuries Drifting for ten centuries through the uncharted seas north of the Arctic Circle, traversing heaven knows how many thousand miles of snow and silence, perhaps pushed by the ever-grinding ice floes of the North Pole itself, the body of a Viking king a thousand years old has been returned at last to civilization.

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