The British Empire holds a strange place in the UK’s national memory; many young people have little knowledge of it while many older people remember it fondly, with 65% of over 65s in a YouGov poll saying the Empire was something to be proud of in 2014. Considering that the British Empire lasted for … More Don’t Mention the Empire!
The post will look at the historical significance in Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 bestselling novel, The Kite Runner. The novel is a coming of age story focusing on Amir born into a Pashtun family in Afghanistan. Recently, as of Monday 10th July I went to watch the stage adaptation of it with another blogger- lauraljpotter. This … More The Kite Runner- Using Literature as a source for recent times
Original was posted on- 12/04/2015 by lauraljpotter Original title- A Brief Overview of Indian Migration and Diaspora in Africa The Indian diaspora in Africa has seen a number of fluctuating migrations in the last two centuries. The majority of Indians came to Africa as indentured servants to the British. The use of indentured servants became … More An overview of Indian Migration and Diaspora in Africa (extended version)
The war is over, the rubble cleared and the fires extinguished. It’s October 1945 and in a shaken Paris an enlarged version of the Algers Consultive Assembly is prepared to hold elections for a new Constituent Assembly who will lay the foundations for the Fourth French Republic. Rather than hold a referendum, Chairman of the … More What can Brexit take from post-war Paris?
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.
Featured Image taken from: Fashion-era.com. Image shows Bridal Party leaving the Church, in South Wales in 1947. When thinking of the World Wars and relationships, they are often thought of in two ways. The first, the strengthening of a bond after war because of what was nearly lost. The second, women widowed because her boyfriend, lover … More We’ll Meet Again: The Breakdown of Family Relationships after World War Two
Although Greenland has always been one of the more remote places of the world, its position leaves it with a potentially very significant role to play in any world-wide conflict. The Geographical location of Greenland is important for three reasons, the first being that it is part of the land that forms the ‘GIUK Gap’ … More The Role of Greenland in WW2 and The Cold War
History of the British Empire’s involvement and subsequent negative and detrimental impacts on indigenous people and societies of the lands they colonised in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is well-known. Those effects today are highly prevalent even in now developed and Westernised countries of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with indigenous populations having faced depleting … More Maori Protests and the Treaty of Waitangi
By popular vote the guys decided July would be themed as “Food Month”. This is to say that we would look at the role food has played in history from different view points. When I came to choose my subject, I realised I had actually written about this previously: Pumpkins. So, I thought I’d take … More Merry Drinking and Home Food in Lithuania
The formation of Israel has often been a talking point in politics. After the Second World War, the creation of a Jewish state was decided and mass migration of Jewish people went to live in the newly created state. However, its formation was quite controversial and a lot of blame was put on the British … More The Jewish Migration after WW2