Thoughts about teaching and learning issues


The Other Boleyn Girl. Mary Boleyn was the sister of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. Mary Boleyn’s story was subject of a book and film entitled ‘The Other Boleyn Girl.’ The 2008 film starred Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and …Read more »


Weird things the Nazi’s did. Hitler and his Nazi henchmen are well known for the horrific actions of the Holocaust and other atrocities. They are often less well known for some of their wackier or weirder ideas, that often backfired …Read more »

Keir Hardie

It’s often forgotten that the fight for women’s suffrage wasn’t fought only by females. Among some of the  most significant suffragists were men who offered much to the cause.  The Turning Point Suffragist Online Memorial has an entry about seven …Read more »

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in Europe. Construction was ordered by William the Conqueror shortly into his reign. Windsor Castle has remained an official residence of the royal family to this day. In the modern day Windsor Castle …Read more »

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey dates back to at least 785 and has been used over the centuries for many regal ceremonies such as coronations, weddings and funerals.  During the reign of Edward the Confessor Westminster Abbey was rebuilt in the style of …Read more »

Tower Bridge. A visual guide to the history of the bridge.

Tower Bridge opened in 1894 after 8 years of constrction. Often mistakenly thought of as being London Bridge the project cost £1184000, a staggering figure for the late nineteenth century.  The resource below has been provided by Wordbank and forms …Read more »

Hampton Court Palace. A visual introduction.

Hampton Court Palace is synonymous with the rule of the Tudors with King Henry VIII seizing it in 1529 for his personal use. The resource below has been provided by Wordbank and forms part of The London Pass, a digital …Read more »

The Tower of London. A resource from The London Pass created by Wordbank. used with permission.

The Tower of London remains one of the most iconic sites within the City of London. Built early in the reign of the Normans and an integral part of the conquest, it remained a significant military and political site for …Read more »


The movement for equal rights for Women in the United States was not straightforward. the ‘traditional’ role of the woman’s place being in the home remained largely prevalent into the 1950’s before activists started pressing for equal opportunities. Unsurprisingly, this …Read more »


The fifth, and the time being at least, last instalment of Weird Weapons. We will return to the theme at some point but five on the bounce is sufficient for now…  The Balloon Thats right, the humble balloon. Granted, 30foot …Read more »

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