As many of you will know Canada and parts of the United States have historical ties to France. Today, Canada recognises French as an official language along with English and the recognised native languages of Chipewyann, Cree, Gwitch’ in, Inuinnqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey and the Dogrib language. This post will explain the … More Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain- Formation of New France
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
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?
In this latest post, I aim to put forward the argument that the British navy saw its rise during the seventeenth century during and after the English Civil War. Much historical writing has been done on the British navy during the century after, but due to the formation of the navy coming from one of … More Roots of the British Navy
Welcome to another blog post, where I talk to you about my trip to Oxfordshire. I hope you will find it informative and interesting and maybe inspire you to go and visit yourself. Now before I start, my purpose of my visit to this county was to study the English Civil War. Oxford was Charles … More My trip to Oxfordshire and a few reflections.
Welcome one and all to a blog post evaluating the Civil war during the 17th century. Now I assume many of us have heard of Cromwell and Charles I. One argued to be a tyrannical King and the other apparently the bringer of freedom. Well both of these judges of character can be easily debated … More The English Civil War, an Introduction to the social and political impact
New year, new challenges, therefore the W.U Hstry team started the month with posts outside of their comfort zone. Now, I am the oldest member, and I’ve written about a lot of stuff from all periods and various topics, so establishing what is outside of my comfort zone was tough. So, I did a deep … More Pre-Roman Portuguese Tribes
Welcome to my post of the fall of the Swedish Empire. This is a rather large subject, so I will focus on one particular aspect; the battle of Poltava and the death of Charles XII. You may be aware that I have already posted about the rise of this magnificent empire. Now I give a … More Swedish Empire-18th century Decline
Some objects achieve an exceptional status as cultural and historical landmarks both in an international, national and local context. Some of these achieve such a status that tourists cannot visit their homeland without trying to visit the artifacts. Different countries have different types of artifacts that have become their cultural landmark, for China it is … More An object of cultural significance
A man with a strong personality is that one who, commissioned in a time of war to make a musical portrait of a fellow countryman decides that he wants to depict Wal Whitman, a famous peacemaker. That the man ended up working on a portrait of Abraham Lincoln reflects not only the seriousness of times … More Ghost from war past