I find this a strange topic to do a post about on a history blog, but it is something that really stood out to me when I was trying to research the history of Masculinity (a huge topic with lots of information) and the history of generational demographic cohorts (this took me awhile too). In … More Who are we, compared to our Ancestors?
As the country was enduring a catastrophic experience and (although they did not know it yet) in the last year of The Great War, Britain and the world were about to feel the strain of a particularly violent and virulent disease that would wipe out 50 to 100 million people. The Spanish Flu epidemic first … More Micro War – The Spanish Flu Epidemic
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died aged ninety of natural causes in November 2016. Despite the mixed opinions and vast amount of controversy surrounding Castro, the Cuban leader managed to rule for over five decades and is still the longest-ruling non-royal national leader since 1900. Castro’s regime is argued to be have successful in terms … More AMERICA’S MOST WANTED – The extraordinary CIA plans to assassinate Fidel Castro
The 6th of February 1918 marks a pivotal date in British history as people across the country will rejoice in celebrating the centennial anniversary of the enfranchisement of women over the age of thirty being granted the right to vote. This important landmark in British history may have happened over three generations ago, but it … More From Seneca Falls to the Nineteenth Amendment: The American Women’s Movement.
The path to emancipation can be seen through the American Civil War which was in effect fought over slavery. The conflict procured a sense of rebelliousness amongst the slaves as they began to sense their impending liberation. Many became uncontrollable as they refused to obey orders and challenged to their masters. This resulted in approximately … More The Emancipation Proclamation: How Far Did it Really Change the Position of African-Americans?
This January is the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points. Wilson addressed to congress a 14-point programme to aid with universal peace on January 8th, 1918. These peace negotiations were intended to take affect after World War I. On the face of it, the 14 points looked as if they were a “cure” to … More Woodrow Wilson & the 14 Points
Always divine, aren’t you Alexander? This depicts the relief of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh, the new ruler of Egypt. Here we witness Alexander receiving the crowns of lower and upper Egypt with the formal titles of the pharaohs before the god Amun- Ra, an Egyptian god worshipped by the Greeks as Zeus Ammon. This … More Alexander the Great as Pharaoh,
As this month is African History month, I decided to take my historical specialty; warfare, and see how it worked in Africa. While there is plenty of information out there, warfare in Africa isn’t a generally well known topic, at least outside of Egypt, Carthage, and post-colonial periods. So my goal is to take a … More Warfare In Precolonial Africa
In the late 19th century there was a period known as the scramble for Africa, during which almost the entire continent was placed under colonial rule. Ethiopia has the distinction of being one of only two countries who retained their independence. This blog will discuss the work of one of the great emperors during this … More Menelik, Ethiopia (and Italians)
The Library of Alexandria was not the first library, that honour belongs to those libraries in Iraq and Syria, but it is the first to capture the imagination of historians. One of the largest libraries of the ancient world, it was renowned as a centre of scholarship and part of the Musaeum of Alexandria, home … More The Ancient Library of Alexandria