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The Ides of March – History and Protective Measures

Newspaper reports and advertisements about the Ides of March

Here’s another interesting piece on the Ides of March which, perhaps rather gloomily (depending on how you look at things), informs us that the Romans considered the 15th of every month as the Ides.

So, emperors could not rest on their laurels for the rest of the year once March was out of the way – they had to be careful in the forum all through the year.

Luckily, the Victorians had Frampton’s Health Pills to help them deal with the Ides of March and the cruel, equinoctial winds.

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Evening Telegraph – Thursday 15 March 1923

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19230315/042/0004

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Leicestershire Mercury – Saturday 28 March 1840

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000298/18400328/002/0001

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Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 28 March 1835

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000206/18350328/016/0004

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