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Ghost Tales for Christmas

On October 5, 1843, a damp, dark night in Manchester, England, 31-year-old Charles Dickens walked alone. Dickens was the most well-known author in England at this time, with nearly a fourth of the population of England reading at least one

Joan The Maid

            A cheer could be heard in the enemy camp across the river from Orleans, France. The English troops stationed in the Tourelles stronghold across the river from Orleans had heard about a woman leading

Destined to Care – Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale had arrived at the library in their Embley Park estate early this summer morning in 1844. She could hardly sleep the night before after asking Dr. Ward Howe, an American guest her parents were hosting, to meet with