"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

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

 
Sean's Russia BlogSean's Russia Blog

News and commentary on Russia.

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michae...

 
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...

 
Rhymes With RightRhymes With Right

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

 
Ancient DiggerAncient Digger

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

 
Gravestone pix .comGravestone pix .com

Grave sites and their markers are an important part of our heritage. They ...

 


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by davidtmyersThe day is lost to church history. We know the month and the year of the Two Kingdom Speech of Andrew Melville. That month and year was September 1596. But the exact day is lost to us.  So this author is going t...

Nidderdale Museum.Heritage Sites across Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty open their doors to visitors next month for Heritage Open Days.The programme of free events throws the spotlight on sites not normally open to the public, or which...

Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence there, Germany would have to put the U.S. in its place. To that end, it devised not one, but three plans t...

Humanities and social science academics write a remarkable amount of nonsense about "neoliberalism", typically understanding neither the reasons for the general shift in public policy nor the motivations and ideas behind it.A nice example of such non...

Whenever I visit National Trust properties I want to know about the family in the civil war. Scotland is more complicated but here are the lairds of Brodick Castle, the dukes of Hamilton.'Brodick Castle did not escape the religious paroxysms that aff...

Every reviewer should declare his/her interests in a topic before typ­ing the first word of the review. So here we go. Firstly my husband and his entire family were Czech. Secondly I regularly lecture on both “Habsburg Art and Architecture” and...

Every reviewer should declare his/her interests in a topic before typ­ing the first word of the review. So here we go. Firstly my husband and his entire family were Czech. Secondly I regularly lecture on both “Habsburg Art and Architecture” and...