David Lawlor's Blog – August 2015 Archive (2)

Sinking Into Oblivion

The captain was on the bridge of the ship when he saw the track of the torpedo about 300 feet away, but by then it was too late.

Pictured, the SS Arabic sinking (Image: Illustrated London…

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Added by David Lawlor on August 14, 2015 at 8:30pm — 19 Comments

Two Elizas: The Irish Courtesans Who Set the World Alight

Lola Montez

Lola Montez

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl… so far, so true (and with thanks to Barry Manilow), but this particular Lola  also happened to be one of Europe’s most beautiful and talked-about women, who married several times and who…

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Added by David Lawlor on August 9, 2015 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

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