Saturday, 23 May 2009

The Memory Palace - Abraham Lincoln

I love history, not text book boring history, but the little quirks and details that make it come alive. I recently discovered a fascinating blog called The Memory Palace which does podcasts on historic figures and events. They focus on American history though inevitably because of that, it overlaps sometimes with British history.

Today's one was on the Booth Brothers, and though I knew John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, I didn't know he was apart of a famous acting family. Effectively making Lincoln's assassination like Michael Douglas or Martin Sheen, pulling the trigger when compared to today.

Well worth a listen.

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