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I was wondering about the origin of that little quote on our new £5 note and I found this transcript of the full speech. I thought I'd share an extract with you as I found it such an interesting read: In this crisis I think I may be pardoned if I do not address the … Continue reading Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
Just spotted this wonderful mug on one of my Google searches - love it!
Alan Atkinson, in the journey to understand whether or not a ‘good historian’ should allow compassion to stain their work concluded that to not experience and project emotion is inhuman. Similarly, Charles Beard’s 1935 article condemned the possibility of writing an entirely objective history, asserting that this was simply an unachievable yet ‘noble dream’. Despite … Continue reading In what ways do historians’ own personal experiences shape their interpretations of the past?
It is not true that the British public become supportive of extreme political and social movements as a result of the cultural impact of the experience of the Second World War. Whilst it is evident that the experience of the Second World War radicalised the British public to a certain extent, it would certainly be … Continue reading Did the experience of the Second World War radicalise the British public?
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Just a week before I am about to sit an exam regarding the Third Crusade and its characters, I have stumbled across a brand new BBC Four documentary series narrated by leading Crusade historian Thomas Asbridge. It has so far covered the causes of the Holy War, the Battle of Hattin in 1187 and the … Continue reading The Crusades – BBC Documentary
It is driven into the human psyche that if there exists a small chance of something happening to a person, that person might be you. You might refuse to go out in a thunderstorm because you might be hit by lightning. You might refuse to travel by aircraft because there was a report on the … Continue reading The Lotto Craze
Just saw this on Facebook and thought it was hilarious, and that I should share with you all. Credit to one of my favourite Facebook pages - Classical Art Memes