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Remember, remember the fifth of November!

Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, deserves special attention in this series of posts as the only contemporary holiday ┬áthat commemorates an historical event within the scope of EEBO-TCP: the infamous event known as the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to assassinate King James I and blow up Parliament, which took place on November 5, 1605. […]

A True Discourse on Werewolves and Witches

NB: As always, anyone may access metadata about and search within the work below, but only EEBO-TCP partners will be able to click through to see the full text and images. On Werewolves The title of today’s featured work is one of those gems that tells you just about everything you could want to know […]

In 1492…

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue! Disappointingly, this phrase doesn’t turn up anywhere in the EEBO-, ECCO-, or Evans-TCP corpora. In fact, according to a visualization generated by the Google N-Grams viewer, the familiar rhyme doesn’t appear in print at all until just before 1900. However, EEBO-TCP does contain a number of books detailing […]