"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Ancient DiggerAncient Digger

Learning from the past while digging in the present. A journal and educatio...

 
The TravelSphereThe TravelSphere

The TravelSphere is a new travel site introducing readers to the more uniqu...

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America an...

 
iPentimento | Genealogy and HistoryiPentimento | Genealogy and History

Genealogy and History

 
Rhymes With RightRhymes With Right

Blog on news, politics, and other matters of interest written by a Texas te...

 
Friends RevolutionFriends Revolution

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

 
Gravestone pix .comGravestone pix .com

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

 


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Over the past five years, returning to the city of my birth, Christchurch, New Zealand, was often like returning to school – but the old three R’s rule of reading, writing and ’rithmetic had been replaced with different R’s – I ofte...

As we approach the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, it becomes more important than ever to recognise the sacrifices that were being made by the troops fighting at the Front. There were hundreds of thousands … Continue read...

More than 1,000 women were trained as pilots for the American military during World War II, but their legacy had never been fully recognized until Friday when President Barack Obama signed bipartisan legislation giving them the right to be...

 While in England on a Rhodes scholarship Malcolm Turnbull was a journalist on the books of The Times (UK) and this newspaper didn’t publish him for eleven months, and never used a story.

A Polish woman and her grandchildren in a Red Cross camp in Tehran.Image: Nick Parrino/Library of CongressIn September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II. As part of Germany’s nonaggression pact with the So...

1909"The Japanese parasol."Image: John Cimon Warburg/SSPL/Getty ImagesBorn into a wealthy family, John Cimon Warburg’s chronic asthma made it difficult for him to work a full-time job. Instead, he chose to devote his time and money entirely to...

Iggy Pop and David Bowie perform live in San Francisco.Image: Richard McCaffrey/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty ImagesDavid's friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is.Iggy PopDavid Bowie and Iggy P...