I’ve been musing about this for a while, and finally took the time to put it together. It’s a long one, but mainly because of the images.
In The Six Thatchers, we are shown Mary’s apparent flight from London, through randomly selected places around the world. Many of us have noticed that elements of this flight are strange; I’m going to discuss some of them here.
First, Mary seems to be selecting her destinations based on (a) three rolls of a die and (b) the selection of a location based on this roll – from this source:
Many of the place names listed here are obsolete. There are
references to East Germany (reunited with West Germany in 1990), the
USSR (dissolved in 1991) and Yugoslavia (dissolved in 1992). Many of the
cities are very old, but Noranda, Quebec, was founded in 1926 and
became Rouyn-Noranda in 1986, so that sets the date limits for this
source. Most of this period was dominated by the Cold War, which lasted
from 1947 to 1991.
Maps and more under the cut.