This months’ theme is Local History and seeing as I will be staying in and around Winchester for the foreseeable future I thought I would delve into the depths of Winchester’s rich history. After sifting through many different types of events I decided to write a little overview on the scandalous history if this city.… More Scandal in Winchester
The 1st of July, 1916 marked the beginning of The Somme Offensive, one of the bloodiest battles in history. On the first day alone, 57,000 casualties were sustained by British Forces, a figure significantly higher than the predicted 10,000. Peter Barton, speaking in a recent documentary for the BBC (The Somme 1916- From Both Sides… More July, 1916: Medical Shortcomings at the Somme
Feature Image: Liverpool’s Skyline from New Brighton Beach The Liverpool accent, most famously dubbed the ‘Scouse’ accent, is one of the most noticeable and varied speech patterns in England – and in the British Isles. But have Liverpudlians always talked like they have a blocked nose? Have they always spoken in a higher pitch towards the end of… More The Scouse Way of Speaking: How Liverpool’s Accent Developed
Stardust Years is a brilliantly unique shop on the Winchester High Street, specialising in vintage and historical fashion items. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the shop for the first time and at once fell in love with the beautiful items on display. After my visit, I approached the owner Karen Fitzsimmons, and she… More Interview with Stardust Years owner, Karen Fitzsimmons.
I am back with another update on Cantabrian mythology, as we are sporting a new look and the month is still young. So gather around to hear stories of my home land. This time, as promised, I bring you stories of monstrous creatures and impossible animals, which the Cantabros believe to inhabit their mountainous, green… More Monsters of Cantabria: Rural Epics, Ancient Myths
Hi there! I come back with this third blog update on Cantabrian mythology for our month of local history. Today I am going to talk to your about folklore and creatures from the deep woods. As you may recall from my first blog post on the subject, Cantabria is a very green regions covers in… More Cantabrian Mythology: Into the Deep
Alex and I found ourselves at the Chalke Valley History Festival last Saturday. Despite the weather it was good fun, with lots of events going on: from air shows to battle reenactments as well as all the tents around the field with reenactors talking and selling goods, several talks and displays. Overall, it was a… More Chalke Valley History Festival: A Day Out
Hey Guys, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tom Messenger, I study Global History and Politics and I am a new author on this blog. As my post I am going to write about my home town of Basingstoke in the county of Hampshire, not too far from Winchester. Basingstoke has changed quite… More Basingstoke, a Brief History
Was Hell that prominent during early modern England? The supernatural was a subject which was wholly believed during the medieval and early modern period. God and Religion would be the people’s savior from Satan and his many demons. The modern perception of this belief would suggest that late medieval to early modern England was a… More Was the Devil important to early modern England?
Thomas Edward Lawrence, or more commonly referred to as T. E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia, as made famous later in the twentieth century by the 1962 film starring Peter O’ Toole. He was a man of many interests and experiences. This post will provide a biographical account of his life but with a particular… More T. E. Lawrence of Arabia