"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

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

 
Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

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

 
Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

War, history, and science in a fractured world. A hopefully educated and ob...

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

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

 
Rhymes With RightRhymes With Right

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

 
Women of HistoryWomen of History

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

 
The TravelSphereThe TravelSphere

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

 


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Nigel Caw­th­orne’s  book Sex Lives of the Kings and Queens of England (Carlton Publishing, 2004) proposed that there was more to fascination with royal sexual antics than mere prur­ien­ce. Throughout history, the sex­ual part­ners of ro...

John showing Wayne the exposed stone chimney.During September, Wayne and I went up to the Head of Powell Lake with our good friend John. Because the water level has been exceptionally low, a hidden historical treasure has been exposed.The height of P...

Paul McNeil just published his comprehensive typographical overview, The Visual History of Type. To celebrate, he also published a list of his six favorite faces for It's Nice That, starting with the first compact italic: The Aldine Italic...

And those of us whose forebears stumbled off a handful of British boats in 1788 are still trying and often failing to understand this rich, enduring culture.......The Monthly, September 2017:Epic of Gilgamesh” is Google’s answer to “what is the...

Happy 124th anniversary to New Zealand! It’s 124 years since our wonderful New Zealand suffragists, won us the ability to vote in our general Parliamentary elections. Some, (usually landowners) but certainly not all, women had been able to vote in...

“Silence at the Table” 70 x 50 cms: Prismacolor Pencils on Canson pastel board, own reference A lonely mug catches the morning light in a deserted room in a disused shearers’ quarters in Tasmania. The dusty room belies its hectic …...

Once Hitler came to power in 1933, Germany’s 572,000 Jews faced catastrophe as was made perfectly clear in Peter Nash's book Es­cape From Berlin (Impact Press, 2017). So how did some European Jews receive visas to the Far East? Just as the German...