Anything to do with History

9c02f74a2060b9a7d8d9cd41fd6c26ed Clarissa @Clarissa - 17 days ago
A Test Case for Tolerance
Jean Calas with his family ahead of his execution, French coloured engraving, 18th century © Stefano Bianchetti/Bridgeman Images.It was the evening of 13 October 1761. Pierre Calas found the body of his older brother, 29-year-old Marc-Antoine, hanging in a downstairs door...continued
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54935a891902e2aabfc16d0ef9ab31da Americo @Americo - 3 days ago
American Moppets | History Today
 ‘The ‘Belarus-5’ in an ordinary Soviet house,’ photographed in the 1960s. Wiki Commons/Карпенко Микола Михайлович.In the 1990s, a version of the satirical puppet show Spitting Image arrived on Russian television. A Muscovite once told the story of his father, who took gr...continued
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041490c94bd26a3efdf85d49d9b013ba Alexie @Alexie - 4 days ago
The First Folio | History Today
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56a34dc91390858efd1999c86a89c348 George @George - 5 days ago
Codes and Crowns | History Today
Cipher used between Mary, Queen of Scots and Guillaume de l’Aubespine, Mauvissière’s replacement as ambassador, late 16th century. The National Archives.Mary, Queen of Scots was a prolific letter-writer. Thousands of her letters survive in collections across the world, in...continued
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Ac7d6ae4836b778c0e45d9f73deed0cb Delia @Delia - 5 days ago
On the Spot: Richard J. Blackett
Martin Robison Delany, by an unidentified artist. Print published c. 1865. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.Why are you a historian of 19th-century America?Arriving in Pittsburgh, my interest was piqued by the life of Martin Delany, a leading intellectua...continued
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6c170accf2ec5f1d4dbc252c635bb25c Erik @Erik - 5 days ago
Fostering the Foundlings | History Today
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6232f8a636fcadbbec0b89d4f6ded6e2 Ericka @Ericka - 5 days ago
Asia and Africa Unite | History Today
Place markers in preparation for the Bandung Conference, 1955 © Photo by Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock.In April 1955, the young Indonesian state invited the nations of Asia and Africa to unite in Bandung, West Java. Just a decade after the decla...continued
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0da67bf7aa16c0b7dda10df8b0c1a695 Alvah @Alvah - 5 days ago
A Life of Retirement | History Today
Portrait from a shrine, Faiyum, c.100 AD. Bridgeman Images.Nothing really prepares you for the moment when your drive through the arid desert is interrupted by the looming presence of an oasis. Leaving Cairo, the road takes you 40 minutes southwest through a desolate land...continued
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 18 days ago
Outlaws at War | History Today
English army with banner, from the Chroniques de France ou de St Denis, late 14th century © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved/Bridgeman Images.Edward I’s unconventional methods of recruiting an army for war against the French in 1294 have received a substantial a...continued
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192059156a7075f96be3d979645bdbcc Zackery @Zackery - 18 days ago
No Edens | History Today
Mosaic depicting the Flood, Basilica di San Marco, Venice, 13th century. Bridgeman Images.There is a sense of achievement when you complete The Earth Transformed, which at times feels like reading the Testaments of the World, illustrated by the photographs of Sebastião Sa...continued
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B2ab4609b89b7e7c7408477bb01daf27 Jimmy @Jimmy - 19 days ago
Armenia’s Eleventh Century | History Today
Ben JonesNow the Seljuk king came with many armed troops and entered our land, spreading fear and terror among those far and near. He trampled on and overturned many lands until he reached the city of Ani. The armed troops made their way over the wall and poured into the ...continued
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Ed258c85465a50dee9e6425ecf24849d Wilmer @Wilmer - 21 days ago
This Flammable Isle | History Today
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. Chronicle/Alamy Stock Photo.The Blazing World tells of how the people of England challenged the divine right of kings, toppled tyrants and rejected absolutism by resisting military mobilisation, petitioning and, where necessary, r...continued
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A2a551348d8c100384339e6c21255e06 Abbie @Abbie - 20 days ago
Is Violence the Answer? | History Today
Demonstrators outside Leeds Crown Court on the first day of the trial of the Leeds Bonfire Night 12, June 1975. Photograph by Max Farrar © Max Farrer.‘We do not advocate unprovoked violence but if we are attacked then we are left with no alternative but to defend ourselve...continued
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B1adb7ec7ad84fbf0007aae5b870eb61 Alan @Alan - 25 days ago
The One True Emperor on Earth
Portrait of Süleyman by Nakkaş Osman, 1579 © Tom Graves Archive/Bridgeman Images.In the spring of 1566, Süleyman, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire, was old and unwell. He had suffered from gout for more than two decades and was barely able to move. He was not alone – cour...continued
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367ec04c80b95de4cfdf036599b35350 Garnet @Garnet - 26 days ago
Literary Heroine | History Today
Marija Jurić Zagorka, mid-20th century. Courtesy Memorial Apartment of Marija Jurić Zagorka/Center for Women’s Studies.Marija Jurić Zagorka has always had plenty of readers, both during her lifetime and now, 150 years after her birth. However, in the last 15 years, thanks...continued
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B4a2c9b63fd68a080a47d2a35293e167 Webster @Webster - 27 days ago
The Birth of Time | History Today
Creation of the world, decoration from the Ål Stavkirke, Norway, late 13th century © A. Dagli Orti/NPL - DeA Picture Library/Bridgeman Images.​​​​​‘Though all the months are adorned with various kinds of joy and honour, March is the most so.’ That was the opinion of an 11...continued
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69ab36bf73ce82cc3579c8f2504f3bac Gregoria @Gregoria - 28 days ago
Continental Shame | History Today
A woman with children at Auschwitz II in May or June 1944. Part of the Auschwitz Album. Wiki Commons. German Federal Archives.One might wonder why we need another book on the Holocaust. As Dan Stone points out, ‘the historiography of the Holocaust has been unimaginably la...continued
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A2a551348d8c100384339e6c21255e06 Abbie @Abbie - about 1 month ago
Hot Gossip | History Today
D.W. Griffith, c.1918 © Granger/Bridgeman Images.‘This is the true story of Hollywood. The most cruel, most despicable town in the world.’ That’s the opinion of Ridgeway Callow, who worked as assistant director on dozens of Hollywood films and TV programmes, writer and pr...continued
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54935a891902e2aabfc16d0ef9ab31da Americo @Americo - about 1 month ago
No Silver Bullet | History Today
Citadelle Laferrière, c.1963 © Granger/Bridgeman Images.The life of Henry Christophe – King of Haiti from 1811 until his death in 1820 – is crying out for a modern dramatisation. It follows a steep and spectacular arc, intersecting with explosive historical events. Paul C...continued
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9b25e3cdd7708c288912746ec95d7c9b Liliane @Liliane - about 1 month ago
Glory or Gravity? | History Today
‘Newton after William Blake’, statue by Eduardo Paolozzi, London, 1995. Photo: Wikimedia/Creative Commons/British Library.Thanks to funding from the football pools, Eduardo Paolozzi’s massive bronze statue of Isaac Newton looms over the courtyard of the British Library. S...continued
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7caeec7c88c24f5d4f9a4c169eb9f70c Maureen @Maureen - about 1 month ago
Toad Testicles, Foul-Beard and Broad-Arse
Edmund ‘Ironside’, from the Genealogical Chronicle of the English Kings, late 13th century © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved/Bridgeman Images.If we were to visit Winchester in the latter years of the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042-66), we might have bumped...continued
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B9fae85d63d3cf084c4f15cdbd0ccaba Giles @Giles - about 1 month ago
The Power of Protests | History Today
Student boycott rally on the University Mall at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 2 September 2019 © Justin Chin/Bloomberg via Getty Images.Scandals associated with China’s Zero-Covid policy, in particular the tragedy of the Ürümqi residential block fire, trigge...continued
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3fb9059c39d0a39c0a9f0cf17b7858fc Priscilla @Priscilla - about 1 month ago
The Lost Tudor | History Today
Monastic choir, from the Psalter of Henry VI, French, c.1420 © Bridgeman Images/British Library Collection.In about 1430, Katherine de Valois, widow of Henry V, secretly married a young Welsh squire named Owen Tudor. Their union, which was not widely known until after her...continued
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A59a299a48e660a4cad891f05afdefa8 Geovany @Geovany - about 1 month ago
Treason of the Clerics | History Today
The Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, c.1867 © Universal Images Group via Getty Images.History can be hard to erase. Supporters of Delhi’s current ruler, who promises to end the ‘1,200 years of slavery’ that oppressed Hindus have apparently endured at the hands of Muslims, are learn...continued
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2cb2f1cf49e001b23749fba977acd24a Casper @Casper - about 1 month ago
Getting Away with Murder | History Today
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