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'Old' Wars vs 'New' Wars?
Hello all! I am currently in the middle of revision season, with my A2 exams coming up in a couple of weeks, which is why I haven't been blogging as much recently. For part of my A2 politics course I am studying war and peace, and one idea which we are lear...

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Richard III
I know I have blogged about Richard III before, when his remains were found in a car park in Leicester in September 2012, but I think the reburial of the King deserves another blog. On 26 March, 2015, Richard III was buried at Leicester Cathedral. Richard I...

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Big Breakthroughs In Archaeology
Whilst I am a historian, and mostly tend to blog about history, I recently read a very interesting article on the importance of archaeology for history (and other purposes). Therefore I have decided to blog on a few recent big archaeological discoveries. 20...

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Is History the Art of Making Things Up?
I recently read a very interesting article entitled "History is the art of making things up. Why pretend otherwise?" by Carola Binney. Below is a summary of the argument. In a recent interview, the celebrity historian and Tudor expert David Starkey describe...

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The Wright Brothers
Orville Wright, in 1901, at the right end of an upended glider. Wilbur, after an unsuccessful trial, on December 14, 1903. Over 111 years ago, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright, with the help of his brother Wilbur, piloted the first airplane. Th...

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Can Economists Learn from History?
Many economists are predicting a huge loss of jobs as humans are increasingly replaced by robots who can perform the same tasks at less cost. This process is already under way. Since 2001, jobs such as clerks, sales assistants, library workers, secretaries ...

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How the Tudors Invented Breakfast
England is famous for our 'English breakfast'. Yet in the Middle Ages breakfast in England was a rarity. It was not until 1600 that breakfast become a key part of daily routine. In historical terms, breakfast is hardly noticeable. Whole books have been writ...

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Holocaust Memorial Day
Auschwitz survivor Miroslaw Celka walks out the gate with the sign saying "Work makes you free"  Today marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. At least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz - the largest extermination camp of Nazi Germany, which...

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword
The last few days has seen horrific terrorist attacks in France that left 17 dead and several injured. However the attacks were followed by a rally of nearly 4 million people in Paris (including 40 world leaders) in support of free speech and as a show of u...
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