"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

A Postcard a DayA Postcard a Day

My father started collecting postcards many years ago. I'm continuing ...

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

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

 
Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

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

 
Sean's Russia BlogSean's Russia Blog

News and commentary on Russia.

 
Ancient DiggerAncient Digger

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

 
Old VarietiesOld Varieties

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

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

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

 


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Your Brisbane tells a sorry tale. Karl Ernst Eschenhagen (born 1850) was a baker who emigrated from Germany in the 1880s and established one of Brisbane's best hospitality businesses. He started in a George St bakery, opened branches in Edward St and...

This article, by Andy Roberts, was originally published in the Psychedelic Press UK print journal (2013 Vol.2) As an historian of LSD culture in Britain, I can honestly say I haven’t come across much......

I attended a lecture on Wounded Minds at the old alma mater. Fascinating stuff. the lecturer talked about the following: The First World War not only shaped the lives of thousands of young men and their families but also sparked a significant trans...

In this blog I have discussed the Fascists’ activities in Britain in the 1930s, in particular their infamous battle against London’s East Enders in Cable St in 1936. And I would have expected that Fascism could not continue at home, once Britain,...

The terms we use for units of currency--when they are not named after historical figures, terms for money or items once used as money--often come from one of three origins: quantity (number or, more commonly, weight); physicality (shape or...

New Zealand photographer George Silk (1916–2004) captured these eerie images for the Halloween 1960 edition of LIFE Magazine. The models were children of his family and friends Silk used a specially modified photo-finish camera to create the i...

The catastrophic 1934 drought is one of the worst North American droughts on record, and was caused, in part, by an atmospheric condition that may have led to the current drought in California, a new study finds. The 1934 drought affected about seven...