Category Archives: history

Posts predominantly history related.

A Map of Trade Routes in the 11th and 12th Century in the Old World

I once posted a really wonderful map of all the main roads in the Roman Empire Fantastic Map of The Roman Empire and as I love maps I am always on the lookout for something similar and if you do a search … Continue reading

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Remembering the Siege of Sidney Street 110 years today

Even if many don’t know the precise events, the Siege of Sidney Street is something that most Londoners have heard of due to its tragic events and dramatic ending,  On the 3rd January 1911 two Latvian anarchists held out in … Continue reading

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Making a Christmas Posset

It’s long been traditional at this time of year to make mulled wine or cider and its something I too often do.   It’s certainly just the thing for cold winter weather at Christmas time. However there is a drink … Continue reading

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The Chedworth Romain villa mosaic – Adding some light to the Dark Ages

Last week news was released on recent research that might change the way people think 6th century Britain following the discover by archaeologists of Britain’s first known 5th-Century mosaic at a Roman villa in Gloucestershire. Radiocarbon dating revealed a mosaic … Continue reading

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Stalin Vs Hitler: A comparison – who was worst?

It’s a bit of a fools errand trying to compare disasters, discoveries and empires from different time-periods.  How can one properly make comparisons between the Roman Empire and the British Empire for example?  The Mongol Empire and the French Empire? … Continue reading

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My offering of Christmas goodies! Books and Video Tours

I must be the most useless blogger the world has ever seen at least when it comes to self-publicity.  Here I am with a new book that came out at the end of August and I’ve never even mentioned it … Continue reading

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Getting up to mischief in some old woods

Some of you might remember back towards the beginning of the pandemic I wrote a lengthy series of posts on my new neighbour having gone exploring when everyone else was confined indoors. One of my posts was on Grim’s Dyke, … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Women in History 10-6

I’ve written a lot of posts about notable and less-known women in history but given the recent election results in America, I thought it would be a good time to give a low-down on some of the most powerful females … Continue reading

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My WW1 history book ‘Lest We Forget’ is currently available free on Kindle by the Publishers

I know it’s quite a common thing for some writer to make their books available free or heavily discounted  for a short period of time.  It’s never something I’ve agreed with or indeed done. Whilst checking on some on something … Continue reading

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The Eddystone Lighthouse – The first modern English Lighthouse

There have been lighthouses of sorts for thousands of years, most notably the ancient wonder of the world at Alexandria in Egypt.  Even Dover Castle is home to some tall ruins of the Roman equivalent of a lighthouse. The first modern … Continue reading

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