"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

The CommentatorThe Commentator

A place that proves we know nothing.

 
iPentimento | Genealogy and HistoryiPentimento | Genealogy and History

Genealogy and History

 
Jamie ClubbJamie Clubb

The blog of Jamie Clubb, author of "The Legend of Salt and Sauce: The ...

 
Old VarietiesOld Varieties

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

 
Pro CommercePro Commerce

A look at the direction and meaning of commerce. Commerce is the source of...

 
Shelly Barclay - Rewriting HistoryShelly Barclay - Rewriting History

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

 
Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

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

 


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Alaska Off Road Warriors – The clock is ticking as five teams compete against each other and the harsh terrain of Alaska in the pursuit of a hefty reward and the chance to make off-road history. This is an intense off-road competition series...

Hailed by poet Sir John Betjeman as a "genius at photography" and by photographer Cecil Beaton as "an understanding and loving connoisseur of his subject," Edwin Smith (1912–1971) captured the essence of the places, landscapes and buildings he...

It's a city of almost nine million people — so there are bound to be a few spirits here and there, right? Andrea Janes, founder of Boroughs of the Dead, a "macabre" New York City walking tour, stopped by our office to give us a brief history o...

Here is an unsettling way to while away the hours on this muggy October day: Browsing case records from a Victorian asylum. They're not exactly a lark! Read more...

The record of the marriage of poet William Wordsworth to his childhood friend Mary Hutchinson is among thousands of original handwritten baptism, marriage and burial registers held by North Yorkshire's county records office to go online for the...

It was the opening of the railway station in 1860 that made Hampstead Heath, a 790-acre rambling open space north of London, accessible to the many poorer people who lived beyond walking distance of its borders. The Heath was acquired as a public ope...

A half century ago tonight, the Barry Goldwater presidential campaign had Ronald Reagan, then an actor, give a speech that rallied the troops in what was then a doomed cause. The speech Reagan gave offered a vision of America that moved millions.