Category Archives: history

Posts predominantly history related.

My new tour – Sacred, Secret, Gardens of London

One of the joys of doing walking tours around London is that I often come across new areas, secret oasis almost, in the midst of one the largest and busiest cities in the world.  I find that my tourists often … Continue reading

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15 of the best war films of all time.

It’s only a week now until the release of my most anticipated film of the year, Dunkirk. Despite being pivotal to the entire WW2, the brave and often selfless actions of the British Expeditionary Force and allied French and Belgian … Continue reading

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The story of the first Black Man in the British Army

A few weeks in a new episode of Dr Who, there was something of a story about one of the characters in that weeks episode.  It involved a platoon of Victorian British soldiers who ended up working on some alien … Continue reading

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The British who helped build The White House

  In a recent interview Dr William Seale, author and historian, said that Scots in particular were sought out for the project given their expertise in stone masonry and that a group of men who had been working on Edinburgh New … Continue reading

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The mysterious case of Lord Lucan

It was one of the most mysterious disappearances in the modern era when Lord Richard John Bingham, Seventh Earl of Lucan seemingly vanished without trace.  These days he is often mentioned in the same breath as Elvis Presley being seen … Continue reading

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Has Trump handed over American Hegemony? Poisoning the world – the new American dream.

It’s always been one of the themes of history that I have found most interesting; that moment when the primary power in the world sees its position usurped.  History is replete with turning points where one massive power is surpassed … Continue reading

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A brief history of Milkmen

If you’re anything like me then if you cast your mind back to around 7am or so then up until the late 1980’s you’d likely be very familiar with the jingle of milk bottles and the heavy clunk as they … Continue reading

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