"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

The Orkney archipelago is made up of around 70 islands situated off the Nor...

 
Gravestone pix .comGravestone pix .com

Grave sites and their markers are an important part of our heritage. They ...

 
Archaeology in Europe BlogArchaeology in Europe Blog

Archaeological news from Europe

 
The CommentatorThe Commentator

A place that proves we know nothing.

 
Your New RealityYour New Reality

There are so many kinds of reality, it's hard to keep track. Let me he...

 
Women of HistoryWomen of History

A site providing biographies of some of the fascinating women who have grac...

 
Friends RevolutionFriends Revolution

Friends Revolution focuses on the everyday interesting including travel, ph...

 


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Forbidden City is an imperial palace complex at the heart of Beij­ing. Commissioned in 1406 by the Ming Emperor Yongle, the const­ruc­t­ion of the Forbidden City required endless thousands of labourers and craftspeople. Pre­c­ious timber was fl...

If you’re a gamer of a certain age (cough), you probably have fond memories of the elaborate boxes PC games once had — sometimes more memorable than the gameplay itself. You don’t have to hunt down a copy on an auction site to indulge in some n...

James Jesse Owens (1913-80) had a very modest start in life. Born to Alabama share-croppers and the grandson of slaves, Owens grew up quickly. In May 1935 in Ann Arbor Michigan, Owens equalled or broke 4 world records: 100 yards, long jump, 220...

25- 26 March 2019The Daily Examiner, 9 May 2020, p.5:After scouring old newspaper clippings, a Yamba researcher has some interesting insight into the similarities between two pandemics separated by more than a century. Using historical records a...

On May 6, 1937, LZ 129 Hindenburg burst into flames. 36 lives were lost as the horrific event was caught on camera. Read the rest...

If you’re fortunate enough to have an older person in your life—whether it’s a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a family friend—know that you basically have access to a living part of history. As a child, you may not have been interes...

Life during a pandemic doesn’t give us much to look forward to—especially since we don’t really have any idea when it’s ever going to end. But one of the rare positive side effects of our new quarantine lifestyle is our newfound virtual acces...