The Origin of Writing

Oct 31, 2014 by

Writing – The invention that enabled science and knowledge to flourish. However it seems that is wasn’t invented for prose or love poems or literature but for the more mundane and prosaic task of taxation and bookkeeping.

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Popes, Protests and Protestant...

Aug 29, 2014 by

The period know as the Reformation came about largely due to the actions and corrupt practices of the medieval Catholic Church. The split started when a German Monk named Martin Luther, who was so disgusted with the behaviour of Catholic clerics, initiated what we would call today a ‘Back to Basics’ campaign. In this article we look at what happened at this seminal moment in Church history.

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How the Ancient Romans built t...

Jun 27, 2014 by

How on earth can Ancient Romans have built our modern railway system ? We take a side-ways look at this claim.

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Some notes on a not so ‘...

May 30, 2014 by

The English Civil War was a complex affair. Even today historians are unable to completely agree on the exact causes of it. In this article we look at some simple notes and observations on this seminal conflict that gave the British the democracy and constitutional monarchy they still enjoy today.

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Are You a Luddite?

Mar 28, 2014 by

Are you a Luddite ? .. A term coined over 200 years ago.. Read on to see if you are (although the chances are that you aren’t, given that you’re using a computer to read this article on the internet)

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New Year in Different Cultures

Dec 28, 2012 by

News Year Eve in the West means December 31st. However for a large part of the World this isn’t the prelude to a new Year.

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