One of the biggest concerns for historians of today is how to get the younger generations interested in history. As the school syllabus becomes increasingly more and more narrow for the periods of history it teaches, some of the most important events are being forgotten. However, over the summer, Warwick Castle was the stage … More Wars of the Roses Live, The Show of the Summer!
The various rituals, practices, observances and perceptions of death in the Middle Ages are well worth discussion and debate. Death is and has been a present and fascinating concern for every civilization as it is one of the universal certainties of the human experience. This fascination is heightened however in Medieval European societies where death … More Ideas Concerning Death in Medieval Culture and Society
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?
For my second post in the series of historical game reviews I’m going for something completely different. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a realistic multiplayer first-person shooter. It is the sequel to Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 and was released in 2011 by Tripwire Interactive. This game is fairly unknown in the mainstream gaming audience. … More Red Orchestra 2: A Historical Game Review
For a long time now I have been meaning to write something combining my two favourite things, History and Videogames. So here I’m starting a new series of posts reviewing historical games. Now seems like a good time to start, as there have been quite a few significant historical games in recent years, and there … More Age of Empires II: A Historical Game Review
Welcome to another movie review by yours truly. The film I aim to review today is one called ‘Farewell to arms’, made in 1932, it is a fairly old movie detailing events in the First World War. As it is from 1932, you can expect it to be in black and white, so if you … More Farewell to arms (1932)
Representation in the media has long been debated whether it be racial, female, LGBT, disabled or cultural. In this post I will look at black representation in comic books, more specifically at superhero characters and comics produced by the two major America companies Marvel and DC. Both companies were founded under different names in 1939 … More Black Representation in Marvel and DC Comics
On the 15th of march (2014) I went out on a research trip to London. My first stop of the day was at the British Library, an I must say it was probably the most rewarding experience of my research quest! The British Library was busy, as usual, although the exhibition was surprisingly quiet- I … More Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK (2nd May – 19th August 2014)
2014 is going to be a rather special and memorable year in history. 100 years since the start of the First World War, its incredible to think that so much time has passed in what seems like a very short space of time. And so much has changed. I always find myself in conversation with … More Nursing in Wartime – A Little Look into the historical drama: The Crimson Field
Today I am going to share something very dear for me with you all. As you may know we are starting this month with our Cultural Studies theme. This means that I am allowed to be overenthusiastic about my research- HISTORY AND THE VISUAL MEDIA! Lately I have been developing work and research on how … More The Visual Media: A Historian’s Black Sheep