The Latin adage ‘cuius regio, eius religio’, which translates as ‘whose realm, his religion’, suggests that it was the religion of the ruler that determined the faith of the inhabitants of a kingdom. However, it is commonly known that periods in English history, such as the sixteenth century, offered turbulent times in politics and religion, … Continue reading In what ways was the credo “cuius regio, eius religio” (‘whose realm, his religion’) challenged in the sixteenth century?
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?
It is certain that the period 1851 – 1914 was an important time in the transition of leisure and cultural practices in Britain. These changes were led by a combination of the upper classes placing an emphasis on leisure time being used to create a sense of morality and rightness and a revolution in leisure … Continue reading The period 1851 – 1914 was an important time in the transition of leisure and cultural practices in Britain.
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
Transcript "The way stateless Jews and Germans are pouring in from every port of this country is becoming an outrage. I intend to enforce the law to the fullest." In these words, Mr Herbert Metcalde, the Old Street Magistrate yesterday referred to the number of aliens entering this country through the 'back door' -- a … Continue reading Current Reports of Calais Migrant Crisis Echo 1938 Daily Mail Article
As any interested follower of my little blog may know, I spent last semester studying the history of race. I feel as though studying the history of racism and resistance movements opened my eyes and my mind up to field of study and a portion of the world that I had previously found myself ignorant … Continue reading White Flight
Mary Stuart, more commonly known as Mary Queen of Scots, was believed to be the legitimate heir to the English crown presenting a threat to the Queen of England, Elizabeth I. Mary Stuart, being under threat from Protestants in Scotland, travelled to England in 1568 seeking help and protection. When Mary arrived in England, Elizabeth … Continue reading ‘Elizabeth was justified and correct to execute Mary Stuart on the grounds of the threat she posed to the Queen.’ Discuss. – Short A-Level History Style Essay
Why is the devil riding a mouse like one and the same thing? Because it is synonymous. Another little Victorian wordplay courtesy of historytoday.com
"See here, wait, I've found a button in my salad." "That's all right, sir, it's part of the dressing."
John D. Pelzer, ‘Liverpool and the American Civil War’, History Today 40 (1990), pp. 46-52. The article takes a fairly narrative tone, opening with the story of the launching of the Virginia from Liverpool immediately illustrating one significant connection between Liverpool and America – the ports. John Pelzer’s ‘Liverpool and the American Civil War’ discusses … Continue reading Critical Review of ‘Liverpool and the American Civil War’ by J. Pelzer