What If Jack The Ripper Had Taken A First-Aid Course Just Prior to The Fall of 1888?

Here follows what we know of Jack The Ripper here at The Hysterical News Agency: C. 1860 Jack is born at a young age somewhere near Watford, England, give or take a few hundred miles. C. 1861 He first becomes known as Jack The Nipper. 1871 Jack refuses to take the blame for a seriesContinue reading “What If Jack The Ripper Had Taken A First-Aid Course Just Prior to The Fall of 1888?”

Florence Nightingale. ….What Could Go Wrong?

The Omphalos has released a series of possibilities that could derail Florence Nightingale from the path in history for which we currently know her. Without further preamble here they are: Florence Nightingale isn’t born in Florence, Italy but in Mount Mee in Australia. Mount Mee Nightingale spends her whole life defending herself against accusations thatContinue reading “Florence Nightingale. ….What Could Go Wrong?”

Boudicca Latest: Without Her London Would Be Very Different.

Boudicca destroyed Londinium in her rebellion of AD 60-61. Therefore, if Boudicca hadn’t existed in the form history sculpted her then old Roman London would’ve survived. This would mean that a sightseeing guide of the capital would take on a different character to the one we are currently familiar with: *Madman Tombshells – See theContinue reading “Boudicca Latest: Without Her London Would Be Very Different.”

Sir Walter Raleigh…How Different Would The World Be Had He Been Forced To Carry A Government Health Warning?

In a world without Sir Walter Raleigh as we know him, potatoes wouldn’t have become popular.As a consequence, Lee Copeman wouldn’t have invented the potato masher in 1847. Instead, he would’ve had to apply his invention to the smoothing of concrete instead, removing the lumps with his hand held device. One of several thousand lettersContinue reading “Sir Walter Raleigh…How Different Would The World Be Had He Been Forced To Carry A Government Health Warning?”

BRUNEL: CONSEQUENCES IF HE THINKS IT’S EASIER TO BUILD BRIDGES BY BECOMING A MARRIAGE GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR.

If Brunel was subverted from his true calling, then Bristol Temple Meads Station wouldn’t exist. All sorts of solutions would be applied to getting passengers off safely from a moving train once it was within the city’s environs. As this following advert from The London Evening Comet testifies: ARE YOU TRAVELLING TO BRISTOL BY RAIL?Continue reading “BRUNEL: CONSEQUENCES IF HE THINKS IT’S EASIER TO BUILD BRIDGES BY BECOMING A MARRIAGE GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR.”

Warwick The Kingmaker: The Backstory.

Would Warwick The Kingmaker Have Been Any Good at making other chess pieces too?The Backstory for Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (aka Warwick The Kingmaker): 1428 Born Richard Neville on 22 November. It is unknown exactly where he was born but it was likely to have been in the vicinity of his mother inContinue reading “Warwick The Kingmaker: The Backstory.”

Nelson Latest…..LIFE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE WAS NO TURNING A BLIND EYE

What If Nelson Missed The Battle of Trafalgar to Attend A Disability Benefits Tribunal? What would life be like without Horatio Nelson? Nelson made turning a blind eye an acceptable, even heroic, option when he placed the telescope to his unsighted eye at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801. Had Nelson been absent from historyContinue reading “Nelson Latest…..LIFE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE WAS NO TURNING A BLIND EYE”

Florence Nightingale: The Back Story

What If Florence Nightingale Was Banned From Using Her Lamp In The Crimea For Fear The Moths It Attracted Would Destroy Army Uniforms?   Florence Nightingale The back story: 1820 A daughter is born to Fanny and William Nightingale on May 12th at 5.37pm. The lamp follows at 5.44pm and the afterbirth at 5.51pm. SheContinue reading “Florence Nightingale: The Back Story”