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Claire Cock-Starkey

Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer and editor based in the UK. Her latest book How to Skin a Lion: A Treasury of Outmoded Advice was published in 2015. Visit her at www.nonfictioness.com.

7 Spine-Tingling Tales of Christmas Ghosts
The First Known Uses of 6 Common Typographic Symbols
6 People Executed in Effigy
10 of the Worst Jobs in the Victorian Era
8 Amazing Things Uncovered by Melting Glaciers and Ice
6 Eponyms Named After the Wrong Person
7 Historic Flags and Where to See Them
4 Amazing Archaeological Discoveries Spotted by Satellite
The Short-Lived British Fashion for Ornamental Hermits
10 Surprising Historical Markers Hidden in Plain Sight
7 New Minerals Created by Human Activity
6 of the World’s Most Mysterious Standing Stones
The Pioneering Female Sci-Fi Writer Whose Identity Was Kept Secret for 50 Years
8 Surprising Facts About the Deepest Part of the Ocean
6 of the Most Intriguing Book Towns You Can Visit
5 of the Shortest Reigns in History
10 of the World’s Best Toy Shops
The Eccentric Life of Lord Walter Rothschild and the Blackmail Behind One of the World's Biggest Bird Collections
The Lure of Laudanum, the Victorians' Favorite Drug
9 Unusual Last Wills
9 Famous People Supposedly Killed by Food or Drink
The Dangerous and Highly Competitive World of Victorian Orchid Hunting
8 World-Famous Historical Hats
The Necromancer Roger Bolingbroke and the Plot to Kill King Henry VI
10 of the World’s Rarest Gemstones
8 Explorers Who Mysteriously Disappeared (and Some Who’ve Been Found)
9 Amazing Statues You Can Only See Underwater
8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History
7 Spectacular Lost Crown Jewels
9 of the Most Exclusive College Secret Societies
Strange Superstitions About 8 Everyday Insects From Around the World
7 Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace
10 Mythical Giants From Around the World
10 Historical First Impressions of Animals and Plants
12 World War II Diaries You Can Read
10 Writers and Artists Who Wanted Their Work Destroyed
12 One-Word Famous Last Words
11 Miniature Mischief-Makers From World Folklore
10 Extremely Valuable Author Signatures
The Stories Behind 10 Famous Typefaces and Where They're Used
7 Things Introduced at World's Fairs
8 Remarkable Sets of Identical Twins
10 of the Most Expensive Movie Props Ever Sold
Don’t You Know Who I Am? 7 People With Self-Proclaimed Titles
9 Animals Accused of Espionage
The Meanings Behind 9 Common (and Thankfully Not-So-Common) Disease Names
15 Things You Might Not Know About Beatrix Potter
Solemnly Swearing: 9 Times Oaths Are Required
Biggest, Smallest, Most Expensive: 8 Record-Breaking Books
6 Animals Who Made History and Where to See Them
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