Tales

Historian Annette Laing interprets amazing stories from history (much of it hard-to-access academic work) into a voice you'll enjoy reading. Here's a way to connect to things you never knew you never knew, but you'll be very glad to know about. If that makes sense . . . OK, it's a sampler of what's out there.

ANNETTE TELLS TALES Silkworms Promise Riches in England and Virginia. But Will the King's Dreams Go Up in Smoke?
7
9
ANNETTE TELLS TALES Tales of A Luxury Worm That Crosses the Atlantic, from a Historian With Global Impact
10
10
ANNETTE TELLS TALES Ricardo the Anarchist is in Prison in Arizona (and still has his supporters fooled about what he really thinks)
8
2
ANNETTE TELLS TALES Meet Ricardo, His Secret Views, and How Americans Were Involved, in Mexico. No,  that's not him in the photo.
13
10
ANNETTE TELLS TALES Continuing Our Chat about "America's Forgotten Pandemic" (1976), the Brilliant Historian Who Wrote It, And NOT COVID (not much…
9
6
ANNETTE TELLS TALES You're Sick of COVID. I'm Sick of COVID. Let's Talk About Another Disease! No? How About A Psychic Historian Instead? Yes!
9
9
ANNETTE TELLS TALES More Than 200 Years Ago, Prophets Still Had a Hard Time Convincing Cynics. Or Did They?
5
10
See all