"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Sean's Russia BlogSean's Russia Blog

News and commentary on Russia.

 
Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

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

 
The TravelSphereThe TravelSphere

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

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of int...

 
The Menso Guide to War, Conflict and World IssuesThe Menso Guide to War, Conflict and World Issues

Analysis of conflicts that lead to violence, with emphasis on the Middle Ea...

 
The CommentatorThe Commentator

A place that proves we know nothing.

 
Shelly Barclay - Rewriting HistoryShelly Barclay - Rewriting History

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

 


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Shotgun –  It’s a gamehow on the road! Contestants try to answer questions while riding “shotgun” in a high-performance race car that’s flying around a track at top speed.  It will be produced as highly shareable digit...

Kannu Banking is going through one of its periodic gut wrenching rides. Every 10-20 years, there's a banking crisis somewhere in the world and then all hell breaks loose with demands to fix the banking system. They tinker around the edges and then th...

Execution by cannon, in Shiraz, Iran, mid-late 19th century i read so many times about how the British blew mutineers apart by cannon, but this is the first time I am actually visualising the act. Quite a gory sight I would guess, and would end up le...

The oldest complete deck of cards in the world is from the distinctly-unhappy 15th century, and lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Cloisters location. The oblong cards are nifty-looking—but what would people play with them? Read the rest...

Anzackery ~ n. 1. nationalistic, laudatory and distorted portrayals of Anzac history with little regard to accuracy or context;  2. hyperbolic rhetoric extolling the supposed place of Anzac in history; 3. jingoistic mythology or praise...

c. 1910Janet Laing, aged around 12 (left), and her sister Iris, aged around seven.Image: National Media Museum / Science and Society Picture Library / Getty ImagesEtheldreda Laing was around 38 years old when she first took pictures of her...

The Kingdom of Spain had wanted to establish missions to convert the pagans to Roman Catholicism in New Spain i.e Caribbean, Mexico and most of what today is the south west of the USA. This was to save their souls, and to facilitate co...