The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834, by Joseph Mallord William Turner, c. 1835. © The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource.
Volume IX, Number 2 | spring 2016
Accounts varied of the Great Famine of 1315–22, during which more than 10 percent of Europe’s population died. In Flanders: “Parents killed their children and children killed parents, and the bodies of executed criminals were eagerly snatched from the gallows.” In France: “There was no wine in the whole kingdom.”
Is all our fire of shipwreck wood?—Robert Browning, 1862
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