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Halley's Comet on the Bayeux Tapestry. It was seen by some as an ill omen for King Harold of England, who was then defeated by French invaders. ©Mona Evans "Halley's Comet" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44795.asp

Halley's Comet on the Bayeux Tapestry. It was seen by some as an ill omen for King Harold of England, who was then defeated by French invaders. ©Mona Evans "Halley's Comet" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44795.asp

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Ireland was the greatest victim of British slave trade. *We never learned about Irish slavery in school. I find it appalling that this chapter of our history was erased. bcb*

Ireland was the greatest victim of British slave trade. *We never learned about Irish slavery in school. I find it appalling that this chapter of our history was erased. bcb*

One of the largest comets of the 19th century suddenly appears just weeks before the Battle of Bull Run. Stonewall Jackson's sword mysteriously falls only hours before his fatal wounding at Chancellorsville...Are all of these happenings mere coincidences? Strange Tales of the Civil War provides readers with such omens, predictions, dreams, and other inexplainable events of the Civil War. Available from Mannington Public Library.

One of the largest comets of the 19th century suddenly appears just weeks before the Battle of Bull Run. Stonewall Jackson's sword mysteriously falls only hours before his fatal wounding at Chancellorsville...Are all of these happenings mere coincidences? Strange Tales of the Civil War provides readers with such omens, predictions, dreams, and other inexplainable events of the Civil War. Available from Mannington Public Library.

Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stories might be too terrifying for today's little lambkins, as well as some adults!

Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stories might be too terrifying for today's little lambkins, as well as some adults!

Woodcut by Jiri Daschitzsky, Von einem Schrecklichen und Wunderbahrlichen Cometen so sich den Dienstag nach Martini M. D. Lxxvij. Jahrs am Himmel erzeiget hat (Prague (?): Petrus Codicillus a Tulechova, 1577

Woodcut by Jiri Daschitzsky, Von einem Schrecklichen und Wunderbahrlichen Cometen so sich den Dienstag nach Martini M. D. Lxxvij. Jahrs am Himmel erzeiget hat (Prague (?): Petrus Codicillus a Tulechova, 1577

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