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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Norfolk Island – A Histo...

Dec 7, 2012 by

Discovered by Captain Cook during his second voyage in 1774, Norfolk Island is an island with an unusual & chequered history.

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Some more historical myths deb...

Nov 6, 2012 by

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here.

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Remember Remember the 5th of N...

Nov 4, 2011 by

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. We see no reason Why Gunpowder treason Should...

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The Origin of the Yard and Met...

Sep 16, 2011 by

How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.

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The Bayeux Tapestry

Jun 10, 2011 by

The Bayeux Tapestry is probably the most important pictorial image of the 11th century. A beautiful piece of medieval art depicting a pivotal moment in Britain’s history.

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