I never find time to write so much anymore, or to research the little fascinations that would grab me as I delve deeper into the world of the past. But, I did want to make time to reflect on a research presentation that I watched this morning. Our education system survives by labeling pupils. Even … Continue reading Do it for the kids: A reflection on the grammar school system
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
The Wyatt rebellion broke out for a variety of reasons. It is difficult to get to the heart of the causes due to the unreliability of the historical evidence surrounding the events; for instance, contemporary propaganda or varying motives of the rebels. Despite this, it is easy to establish three main causes of the rebellion: … Continue reading What caused the Wyatt rebellion?
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The USA is made up of various immigrant groups with different cultural identities and traditions. It has assimilated new immigrants, from the first WASP settlers, through waves of European immigration, and more recently to immigrants from Asia and Latin America. The most significant minority racial groups in the American electorate are African-Americans and Hispanics. The … Continue reading Explain the importance of race and ethnicity in voting behaviour in the USA (Short Essay)
Ancient history is not my forte, but here is a short exam-style ancient history essay - not referenced. __________________________ Theseus, as a Greek king of the heroic age, played many roles in the development of Athens; these were both political roles in the everyday development of Athens and his less realistic roles as a mythical … Continue reading Was Theseus more important to Athens as a monster-slayer or as a political leader?
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