Tag Archives: USA

The story of how a Tyneside ship ended up as the Resolute desk of the President of the United States Part Two

Following on from last weeks post on HMS Resolute, we pick up the account in this second blog post. On 10 September 1855, the abandoned HMS Resolute was found adrift by the American whaler George Henry, captained by James Budington … Continue reading

Posted in geography, history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Washington Old Hall – The Ancestral Home of George Washington

A few weeks ago when I was walking along Hadrians Wall, I took the opportunity to make a few deviations along the way.  One such side-trip was to the ancestral home of George Washington in the aptly named old village … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, history, Life, Northumberland and Durham, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in history, Life, News, Opinion, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Think Donald Trump is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Whilst I couldn’t say that I would ever have voted Trump in a million years, I also wouldn’t have voted Hilary in a million years either.  The last few weeks have seen protests across the USA and around much of … Continue reading

Posted in history, News, Opinion, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

I Salute You – The History of Saluting

Saluting is primarily but not exclusively a military sign of respect with a very long history.  This week it hit the news that some senior officers have become upset as recruits are not showing them the respect they are due … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments