"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

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

 
AnceStories: The Stories of My AncestorsAnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors

My personal blog about my genealogical research: my triumphs, my challenges...

 
Friends RevolutionFriends Revolution

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

 
Ancient DiggerAncient Digger

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

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

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

 
iPentimento | Genealogy and HistoryiPentimento | Genealogy and History

Genealogy and History

 
Sean's Russia BlogSean's Russia Blog

News and commentary on Russia.

 


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Guest: Samantha Lomb on  Stalin’s Constitution: Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution published by Routledge. [spp-player]...

The first Martello Tower I ever saw was on a tour of Saint John in Canada, as we will see. But I have relied on LW Cowie for more detailed information.These curved forts first spread across Europe, inspired by the Genovese defence system at Mortella...

MG has always played a prominent role in British social history, and its cars have always been enthusiastically praised. A home-grown concept, MG became internationally successful, largely due to the uniqueness of the factory; a family...

The 1400s was the peak of the Ottoman–Hungarian Wars, when Wal­lachia in Southern Romania was one of Hungary's strongest rivals. Sit­uated between Christian Europe and the Muslim lands of the Ottoman Empire, Transylvania and Wallachia (see m...

There's no better way to celebrate what would be the 100th birthday of Betty Ford than with a bit of dancing history.  The First Lady was a dancing enthusiast and a new exhibit will open April 10 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum that ho...

(Caricature of Trump as a vulture on the White House is by DonkeyHotey.)This post is by Robert Reich from his own excellent blog:America has had its share of crooks (Warren G. Harding, Richard Nixon), bigots (Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan), and inco...

M is for "Does it move?"Our float cabin soon after we purchased it.One of the questions we often get is, “Does your float cabin move around the lake?” People think it's like a houseboat, which is understandable. Float cabins aren’t something yo...