"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Shelly Barclay - Rewriting HistoryShelly Barclay - Rewriting History

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

 
The TravelSphereThe TravelSphere

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

 
Heritage and HistoryHeritage and History

History is not stuck on a dusty shelf it is all around. We feature culture...

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

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

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

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

 
Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

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

 
Women of HistoryWomen of History

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

 


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The Silencedby Claudio FavaI remember the commotion of Argentina under the demo­cratically elected Isabel Perón, who served as President between 1974-6 before ousted by a right-wing mil­itary coup. There had been 1,500 political mur...

The C18th was the best age for the English vicarage as the educated Anglican clergy was now living in comfort, in the reign of Queen Anne (1702-14). Firstly Queen Anne's Bounty was a fund established in 1704 to augment the incomes of the poorer Churc...

On 1 May 2021 The Saturday Paper reported that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered an urgent review of the board of the National Australia Day Council, established as the Australia Day Committee in 1979.  National Australia Day...

My late father Les was legally adopted in 1939, when he was 17.5 years old. The 5th of 6 children born to a working class family, each of the young­est 4 children was fostered out to an aunt or uncle while their mother was hospitalised (TB?) in the...

Villa Parma, Daylesford, 1864 Indigenous Australians were the first to settle in Hepburn Springs and Daylesford (pop c3600) area of Victoria, particularly the Dja Dja Wur­rung tribes. Pastoralists didn’t occupied the area, 110km from cen­tra...

In 1938, unusual atmospheric conditions enabled a few minutes of BBC television to be picked up in the United States. An early cine camera, pointed at a TV set, captured the footage that includes BBC announcers, a drama, and the BBC station identific...

The occasion marked the first time in US history that the Speaker of the House and president of the Senate were both women.