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394b4c0c4dd468b433ba43c77bdbb708 Bart @Bart - about 21 hours ago
Death from Above | History Today
The fumigation of Westminster Hall, 1971 © Hulton Deutsch/ Contributor via Getting images. Corbis Historical Collection.In the late summer of 1917, as a weary and grieving Britain braced itself for a fourth year of the First World War, a battle against a millions-strong a...continued
Bugs
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125f097c91a427394e6d36ae98c72376 Elaina @Elaina - 2 days ago
Personality Flaws | History Today
Winston Churchill with Joseph Stalin onboard a warship during the Crimean Conferences at Yalta, Russia, February 1945. U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.According to Karl Marx, ‘Men make their own history, but not as they please, in con...continued
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2cb2f1cf49e001b23749fba977acd24a Casper @Casper - 5 days ago
The Body as Machine | History Today
George Balanchine, New York City Ballet, 1960. Neil Libbert/Bridgeman Images.George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet (NYCB), pursued pure abstraction in his choreography, emphasising the physical virtuosity of his dancers by foregoing narrative and theatric...continued
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151d593186e8e56663df3ed32962360f Dayton @Dayton - 6 days ago
Classical Dinosaur | History Today
Bust of Marcus Licinius Crassus, fifth century AD. Bridgeman Images.Shakespeare gave us an abiding image of Caesar. Pompey promoted himself as the second coming of Alexander the Great. But when it comes to the mysterious third man who pulled the strings and turned the gea...continued
Crassus
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10f64d8d0be1cc890068d55fc752e9ee Alexandro @Alexandro - 8 days ago
An Eggless Christmas | History Today
Detail from the Ministry of Food’s ‘Christmas Recipes’, December 1945. LSHTM Library & Archives Service.Before the Second World War, 70 per cent of Britain’s food was imported, including 50 per cent of meat, 91 per cent of butter and 70 per cent of cheese and sugar. W...continued
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292890d964de1c8eba1a56fae0ed91c0 Alexzander @Alexzander - 9 days ago
Khans of Crimea | History Today
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37ec91099450fc2fc637c77e78953759 Anderson @Anderson - 12 days ago
The Finnish Club War | History Today
Charles IX of Sweden. Bridgeman Images.Sweden was on a war footing in the late 16th century. Taxes fell disproportionally on the peasantry, who in Finland – then under Swedish dominion – had to accept the billeting of troops in their villages. Soldiers were allowed to plu...continued
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Bbe6309a1d067c75a83f525952377ae7 Rahsaan @Rahsaan - 13 days ago
Books of the Year 2022
This article contains affiliate links to bookshop.org: we may earn a commission on these, or you can choose to support your local bookshop.‘Tracing colonial officials who left utterly dislocated societies in their wake’R.J.B. Bosworth, Author of Politics, Murder and Love ...continued
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0cefff9aac729a36835c46e07795e1e7 Mariano @Mariano - 14 days ago
Death of Thomas Tallis | History Today
Thomas Tallis in a stained glass window at St Alfege Church, Greenwich. Wiki Commons/AndyScott.Thomas Tallis, one of the first and greatest composers of English Protestant church music, began his career in monastic service. He is initially seen as an organist for the smal...continued
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517b70d8d6fde87cc5b8e754959e4212 Ezequiel @Ezequiel - 15 days ago
Are ‘Dark Ages’ Inevitable? | History Today
Roundhouse reconstruction at Emain Macha (Navan Fort) near Armagh. Photographed in 2010. Wiki Commons/Notafly.‘The Bronze Age came to a crashing halt around 1200 BC, thanks to a “systems collapse”’James I. Porter, Author of Homer: The Very Idea (University of Chicago Pres...continued
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F8901f0cff3b25b34627127dbc99fb89 Allene @Allene - 16 days ago
Ulster’s ‘Lost Counties’ | History Today
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C0decc0c6b5bd408c22c456fa130a368 Marie @Marie - 19 days ago
Chaucer on Trial | History Today
It is not often the case that a medieval English poet makes headlines in the New York Times, or is a trending topic on Twitter. But this is what happened in October 2022 when two new legal documents were unveiled relating to the life of later medieval England’s most famou...continued
Ben jones
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69ab36bf73ce82cc3579c8f2504f3bac Gregoria @Gregoria - 20 days ago
Age of Doubt: Saints and Sceptics
Saint Thomas Becket curing a man in his sickbed, stained glass window (detail), Canterbury Cathedral, early 13th century. Canterbury Cathedral/ Reproduced courtesy of the Chapter, Canterbury Cathedral/ Bridgeman Images.Medieval society is often viewed as exceptionally rel...continued
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70753e5e348bf454161ee0bcc63fed8d Juliet @Juliet - 21 days ago
‘A Baptism of Blood’ | History Today
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70753e5e348bf454161ee0bcc63fed8d Juliet @Juliet - 22 days ago
Renaissance Wonder Women | History Today
Bronze parade mask perhaps worn by male soldiers representing the Amazons. Nola, Italy, second century. Photo © The British Museum/ Trustees of the British Museum.First conceived in the ancient world, the legend of the Amazons resurfaced in the age of Shakespeare to becom...continued
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B32a14d6694cf7df7a187f69ad01ace5 Patrick @Patrick - 23 days ago
The ‘Jena Set’ | History Today
At the Fürstengraben, 1779. From ‘Jena from its origins to the present day’, published 1850, British Library HMNTS 10260.d.42.A quiet university town in the middle of Germany, Jena was, as Andrea Wulf writes, ‘so small that it took less than ten minutes to cross’. How cou...continued
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62b830bbc5092803336a4f6bb9370281 Manley @Manley - 26 days ago
On the Spot: Jessey J.C. Choo
Vairocana Buddha at the Fengxian Temple, Longmen Grottoes, completed during the Tang dynasty rule. Wiki Commons/Zhangzhugang. Work on this temple was intensified under Emperor Gaozong and Wu Zetian.Why are you a historian of medieval China?Because becoming a historian of ...continued
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40e54b9707df84c11f580308a13132cb Hulda @Hulda - 26 days ago
For the Love of Manuscripts
A scribe (probably Bede) writing, from Life and Miracles of Saint Cuthbert by Bede, 12th century. Bridgeman Images.The Posthumous Papers of the Manuscripts Club is a logical sequel to Christopher de Hamel’s Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts (2016), in which he introduc...continued
Bede
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B2e1b8b378e5e7660ec2a2923ad69789 Marlon @Marlon - 28 days ago
Sign of the Times | History Today
Ben JonesOn 18 March this year thousands of people from the British Deaf community gathered at Trafalgar Square to support the British Sign Language (BSL) Bill on its third reading in the House of Commons. The BSL Act, which came into law in June, promised momentous chang...continued
Signing
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F4e69330da03b74c81cc5fa3f895fb24 Nelson @Nelson - 29 days ago
In Bed with the Tudors
The nightmare of Henry I in 1130, from the Worcester Chronicle, c.1130-40. Courtesy of British Museum Images.History is the ‘shipwreck of time’. Innumerable examples of domestic furniture from early modern England have been lost because of natural wastage, changing fashio...continued
Beds
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041490c94bd26a3efdf85d49d9b013ba Alexie @Alexie - 30 days ago
The Army that Walked on Water
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1a914154cd263fa68f1b8d6529ef63dd Sandrine @Sandrine - about 1 month ago
For God (and us) | History Today
Wells Cathedral, photographed by Alfred Capel Cure in 1857. Metropolitan Museum of Art.Many cathedrals are so old, large and familiar that it’s tempting to see them more as a landscape feature than as something someone built. Like an ancient crag, they sit at the heart of...continued
Wells
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2f3192374c3e88221a336dc5d319c4a3 Zetta @Zetta - about 1 month ago
The Computer in the Aegean
Mechanism of Antikythera, Fragment C. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Wiki Commons/Zde.In April 1900 a startled telegraph operator based in Athens decoded a signal reporting the discovery of a vast treasure trove beneath the Aegean Sea. Government authorities di...continued
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394b4c0c4dd468b433ba43c77bdbb708 Bart @Bart - about 1 month ago
Putting Up Fences | History Today
Mr and Mrs Andrews, by Thomas Gainsborough, 1748-50. Wikimedia Commons.Enclosure in Britain was a long, slow process. Bit by bit and then all at once, swathes of the countryside were fenced off for the exclusive use of landowners. It arguably began with the Norman Conques...continued
Enclosure
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B4a2c9b63fd68a080a47d2a35293e167 Webster @Webster - about 1 month ago
How Has the Ancient World Been Appropriated in Modernity?
Parade commemorating the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, held amid the ruins of Persepolis. Iran, October 1971. Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images.‘Cyrus the Great is portrayed as a religious man and a forerunner of monotheism’Ali Ansari, Professor of History a...continued
Antiquity
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