"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

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

 
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

 
Old VarietiesOld Varieties

This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain&...

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michae...

 
Shelly Barclay - Rewriting HistoryShelly Barclay - Rewriting History

Shelly Barclay rewrites history shedding new light on events long passed.

 
Your New RealityYour New Reality

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

 


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It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day across the United States, but if you're searching Google Maps for businesses in three states, that's not the holiday that comes up. SEE ALSO: The internet just can't believe what this Mississippi city calls MLK Day Thr...

AMC is producing a six-part series on the history of science fiction in collaboration with one of its most prolific modern purveyors, James Cameron. Tentatively titled James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, it will examine the history of scie...

If there’s one piece of the Roman Empire that has managed to weave its way into popular culture, it’s the army. Every decade or so, we get a new movie featuring the heroics of a Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Clive Owen (King Arthur), or Michael Fass...

Image: Library of CongressMary Shanley was born in Ireland in 1896, and after immigrating to America with her family, made the bold choice to join the NYPD.Along with a handful of other woman cops, she went to work on undercover beatsIn her first yea...

Image: Russ Glasson/Barcroft/Getty ImagesFor several months in 1969, the torrent of water rushing over American Falls, one of three waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls, was reduced to little more than a trickle.American Falls is recognizable for t...

Mysterious things that unfold with multiple mailings are all the rage, but some are infinitely better than others. Personally, I find those that include a murder with a nice spatter of blood to be among the more interesting. If there’s insanity inv...

How will President Obama go down in history -- as a good or bad president. A new poll shows that 47% think he will be remembered as an outstanding or above average president, and 18% think he will be viewed as average. Only 35% say he will be viewed...