Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain- Formation of New France

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

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?

The English Civil War, an Introduction to the social and political impact

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

An object of cultural significance

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