Thursday 7 August 2014

1862 and all that...

As Time Trap fans will know, all the action takes place in 1862 - that's more than 150 years ago!

Now I've discovered a page on Wikipedia where you can read all about the amazing historical events and personalities of that incredible year - although, of course, no one thought of it as incredible until Time Trap came along!

The Elephant Man
Did you know 1862 was remarkable for the following...

Last horse drawn mail coach runs from Carlisle to Hawick, Scotland

Criminal law amended to make robbery with violence punishable by flogging

Charles Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll') takes Alice Liddell and her sisters on a rowing trip on The Isis from Folly Bridge, Oxford, to Godstow on which he tells the story that becomes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man" is born on August 5

To read more amazing facts about 1862 click here

Happy reading :-)