What is an English identity? Some final thoughts on why I love and study History

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

Interview with Danielle Sellers: Deputy Curator at the Royal Engineers Museum

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

Remembrance Day. Why do we remember and how can memory be controversial?

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?

Bulgaria’s declaration of war, and the response.

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.