An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Lizzie Borden Had an Axe… And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. …or so the rhyme goes. But did Lizzie really hack her parents to death? Was Lizzie a … Continue reading An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

A Fondness for Small Companions Even before Victoria became queen, she loved dogs. The first, Dash, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was a gift from Sir John Conroy to Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. When she was thirteen, Victoria … Continue reading Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum