One more update for you within our month of scientific discovery and inventions that impacted history! Today we will talk about Marie Curie and her discovery of radio which drove her entire career, and that of her husband. Marie Curie lived a very interesting life, however I will be focusing more on her discovery of … More Radiation and Marie Curie (Revised)
Welcome to my final historical blog post. I cannot believe I have written over 30 posts in just over two years! It has been great fun and I hope they have all been informative and helpful. This post will focus on what motivates the historian, and why it is important to study. I will also … More What is an English identity? Some final thoughts on why I love and study History
The Battle of Jutland took place on the 31st May 1916 during the First World War. The battle saw two of the greatest and largest fleets in history come together which saw a huge loss of life and a battle which both sides claimed victory. I enjoy naval history, my family have served in the … More Battle of Jutland: May 31st 1916
This post will discuss the role of the smaller nations that are not usually discussed in WW1 history. I will focus more on Portugal than Romania, but both were heavily affected by the war as well as the flu that hit Europe after the war. Portugal, we must remember has always had close ties with … More The role of Portugal and Romania in WW1
Welcome to another Blog post. This may seem weird to you, after all, I’m not really known for my posts on Medieval history (well I’m not known at all really!), but after some of the people at the blog made fun of my lack of writing on this subject, I’d thought I would rise to … More King John: Is History a bit unfair?
I recently got in touch with one of the deputy curators at the Royal Engineers museum to ask some questions about museums. As an historian who has found his field of study in memory and nation making, I am very interested in museums and I thought you guys might be interested; so for all you … More Interview with Danielle Sellers: Deputy Curator at the Royal Engineers Museum
Welcome to another Blog post, and one about the history of the Netherlands, a country with a very interesting history. In the 20th century, we could assume that it has always been a weak country compared to those around it, France and Germany have seemed to have swamped the country in stature and power. But … More The Dutch Golden Age: Rise and Fall in 700 words
Welcome one and all to another World War One Blog Post. In this post we shall examine one General Douglas Haig (1861-1928). Haig of course is quite a controversial figure, and memory portrays him as commander who valued little of any of those under him. Whilst I may slightly touch on that subject, it won’t … More General Douglas Haig’s rise to the top
Today is, in England, Remembrance Day, where we stop for a minute silence to remember the dead from World War One and onwards. World War One could certainly be argued as one of the horrific conflicts we have seen in history, and it hardly surprising that a national day of remembrance was set up after … More Remembrance Day. Why do we remember and how can memory be controversial?
World War One is known for the battle in Europe, and perhaps some of you have read about the failed campaign in Gallipoli. However the Allied Powers were also involved in Bulgaria and the Balkans. In 1915, Bulgaria declared war on the side of the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary), even though the Allied Powers tried … More Bulgaria’s declaration of war, and the response.