Nice post on the origin of the name Pue’s Occurrences!
Contributed by Turlough O'Riordan I'm sure some of you, even the eighteenth-century experts among you and those who have read our 'about' page, will have asked the question at some stage: just who was this Pue character anyway? We asked Turlough O'Riordan of the Dictionary of Irish Biography to explain… Richard Pue, the publisher of the noted eponymous eighteenth-century Dublin newsletter, founded 'Dick's Coffee House' in Skinner Row in Dublin, … Read More
Nice post on the top five books on fashion history!
Contributed by Niamh Cullen ‘Nothing happened, except that we all dressed up’. So John Lennon ironically dismissed the social and cultural revolution that was 1960s London, in a 1970 interview for Rolling Stone magazine. If the ‘swinging sixties’ in London can be encapsulated by the image of the miniskirt, it doesn’t mean that the cultural revolution that took place during than decade was a superficial one, but that clothes came, in a very real w … Read More