Monday 1 February 2016

Lost in History

A sort of Index to Lost on Time history posts:
For chess history in an earlier incarnation see here.

8 April  The Baby and The Bike -  An addition to the story of Edwardian player E.M.Jellie (begun here, and continued here).

6 May et seq.  A seven part series on Louisa Matilda Fagan, maybe the strongest female player in late Victorian England: including her chess, her family, and her politics - 1. Waltzing Matilda2: Mrs Fagan's Game;  3: Mrs Fagan's Game Resumed4: Mrs Fagan's Family 5: Mrs Fagan's Politics;  6: Another Mrs Fagan...and Her Politics7...And the  Final "Mrs Fagan"

16 September  A French Connection - Young French aristos caught playing chess in Richmond.

30 September & 14 October  Played on Squares (Bloomsbury and Chess) 8 - and 9, on E.M. Forster - a continuation of the series begun in 2015 here.

16 December The Bird Has Landed  - an appreciation of Hans Renette's fine biog of Henry Bird.

27 January et seq. A series on Herbert Jacobs, described in his obituary in 1950 as, in his time, one of the strongest players in the country - 1. Beginning in Croydon; 2. Brixton, Benedict and Bar; 3.City Champ; 4. Congress Man5. A Load of Old Cablers6.Engaging Agnes7. Congress Man Replayed8. Madame Larkcom9. Jacobs Crackers10. Votes for Women!11. Votes for Jacobs!12. Intermission Riff13 Barrister14. Still at the Bar; 15. Down the Line; 16. Finale

28 April. Brixton Byways 2½: Peyers You Went  - a reprise on the de Peyer brothers of the ancient Endeavour Chess Club of North Brixton, who were first described here.

22 September. Les Chesseurs Britanniques de Paris: Part 7. Addendum bis  - a further episode* documenting the short lived British Chess Club of Paris active in the decade before WW2; beginning here.

6 October et seq. A further perambulatory sequence in the series started back here. This time Streatham Strolls West: Outward; then Backtrack; and Inward

1 December. *And yet another episode: Les Chesseurs....Part 8 Inital Confusion, Final Conclusion?

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