Thoughts about teaching and learning issues

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 »


The Notion of American Dream Developed In the U.S. Schools Submitted by Sally Sanderson As a national ethos of the United States, the notion of the American Dream defines the nation as a land of countless opportunities where everyone can …Read more »

Peter the Great

It’s fairly rare that I comment in any depth about blog posts anywhere else. Everyone is entitled to their opinion afterall. This one has just got me bouncing around wanting to punch a definition of ‘Interpretations’ though…  The usually excellent …Read more »


El Cid, as the Moors called him, is one of the best known Military Leaders of the Middle Ages. In an age in which warfare was almost a daily pastime he forged himself a place in popular folklore and is …Read more »


Weird Weapons Part 4. Yet more examples of the silliest and strangest weaponry that mankind has concocted in times of war.    The ‘Sick Stick’ In 2007 the US Homeland Security invest almost a million dollars into the development of …Read more »

Soldiers from Stonewall Jackson's Brigade who have fallen at Antietem

Colourised Images of the American Civil War. To be honest, I didn’t expect to write about colourised images more than once. A friend asked me my thoughts about several First World War photographs that had been manipulated to add colour, …Read more »

Taken from an Gallery

Two weeks ago I wrote about colourisation of First World War photographs. BY the Second World War much of the footage and photography as in colour, though a large proportion remained in Black and White. As with the First World …Read more »


Over the course of time some peoples demise has had catastrophic consequences. Others have led to political change, reconciliation, commemoration. There are countless significant deaths that could be included here. Feel free to comment with your suggestions of timely or untimely …Read more »

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