Anything to do with History

Aafc872a384e36f0c748991d0e7580c6 Minnie @Minnie - about 2 months ago
The King Who Wasn't There
Prester John on his throne in Ethiopia, from a map of East Africa in the Queen Mary Atlas, by Diogo Homem, Portuguese, 1558. © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved/Bridgeman Images.Early in 1145, worried about the growing threat of Muslim forces intent on reconqueri...continued
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37ec91099450fc2fc637c77e78953759 Anderson @Anderson - 10 days ago
Springtime for Europe | History Today
On the barricades on the Rue Soufflot, Paris, 1848, by Horace Vernet. Wikimedia Commons.One afternoon in January 1848, in the Sicilian city of Palermo, the streets began to fill with crowds. What brought people out of their homes en masse, or what they wanted, no one was ...continued
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125f097c91a427394e6d36ae98c72376 Elaina @Elaina - 12 days ago
Is History Written by the Winners?
The August Coup, an attempted Soviet coup d'état, Moscow, 1991. Wikimedia Commons. ‘The powerful of one era are not the same as those of the preceding one’ Levi Roach, Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Exeter and author of Empires of the Normans...continued
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A59a299a48e660a4cad891f05afdefa8 Geovany @Geovany - about 17 hours ago
Bleak Weather | History Today
The Reichstag on fire, Berlin, February 1933. Wikimedia Commons.On Saturday 28 January 1933, Carl Zuckmayer was getting ready for a party in Berlin. He would have preferred not to go but it wasn’t just any party. It was the Press Ball and his invitation marked him out as ...continued
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B2e1b8b378e5e7660ec2a2923ad69789 Marlon @Marlon - 5 days ago
The War on Dogs | History Today
‘Mad Dog’, hand-coloured engraving, 1826. Heritage Image Partnership Ltd  / Alamy Stock Photo.There was outcry in March 2023 when ex-Deputy Health Minister James Bethell revealed that during the early stages of the Covid pandemic, when it was unclear how easily pets could...continued
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8bc9d6e15b3458e41c925e171d8de6d8 Jany @Jany - 4 days ago
What We Talk About When We Talk About Tunguska
Ben Jones.Just over a decade after the imperial outpost of Tsaritsyn had become the Soviet city of Stalingrad in 1925, a young writer named Manuil Semenov published a short story, ‘Prisoners of the Earth’, in Young Leninist, the local newspaper of the Communist Youth Leag...continued
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B2e1b8b378e5e7660ec2a2923ad69789 Marlon @Marlon - 10 days ago
Anarchy in the Waste Land
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40e54b9707df84c11f580308a13132cb Hulda @Hulda - 6 days ago
The Lost City | History Today
Percy Fawcett on an expedition in South America, c.1910. GRANGER - Historical Picture Archive / Alamy Stock Photo.No one knows what became of Lt. Col. Percy Fawcett. He was last seen alive on 29 May 1925, at a place known as ‘Dead Horse Camp’, somewhere in the Mato Grosso...continued
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222d8c41bd81f4a6d7b47e2341f0ffca Jarod @Jarod - 7 days ago
Banking On It | History Today
Dividend Day at the Bank of England, 1770. Wikimedia Commons.Virtue is not a characteristic always associated with banks these days. But in Virtuous Bankers, Anne Murphy tells the important story of how, in the 18th century, the Bank of England won public confidence as th...continued
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517b70d8d6fde87cc5b8e754959e4212 Ezequiel @Ezequiel - 9 days ago
On the Spot: Suraiya Faroqhi
The Nuruosmaniye Mosque, c.1870. Wikimedia Commons. Why are you a historian of the Ottoman Empire? I am intrigued by the many sources that remain unused and underused.What’s the most important lesson history has taught you?The need to understand why people did the things ...continued
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6232f8a636fcadbbec0b89d4f6ded6e2 Ericka @Ericka - 13 days ago
Human Rites | History Today
A Block for the Wigs, by the caricaturist James Gillray, 1783. Wikimedia Commons.The Whig interpretation of history, wrote Herbert Butterfield in 1931, meant writing ‘to emphasise certain principles of progress in the past and to produce a story which is the ratification ...continued
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Aafc872a384e36f0c748991d0e7580c6 Minnie @Minnie - 14 days ago
The Indelible Hulk | History Today
Prison hulks on the Thames, by William Henry Pyne, 1805. The Print Collector / Alamy Stock Photo.In three couplets, American revolutionary Philip Freneau lambasted a new type of prison:The various horrors of these hulks to tellThese Prison Ships where pain and horror dwel...continued
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2cb2f1cf49e001b23749fba977acd24a Casper @Casper - 20 days ago
Friends to Friends, Enemies to Enemies
The Battle of Nájera, fought by King Peter against Henry Trastámara, 3 April 1367, from a 15th-century manuscript of Jean Froissart’s Chronicles. Bridgeman Images.The allure of the alliance shows no sign of abating. In recent years we have NATO’s collective support for Uk...continued
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 19 days ago
What Happens Back Home | History Today
Jamaican men, many of them former RAF servicemen, disembark Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, 22 June 1948. Alamy Stock Photo.In September 1947, Caribbean politicians and British colonial officials met at a conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Those gathered at the Confere...continued
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9b25e3cdd7708c288912746ec95d7c9b Liliane @Liliane - 21 days ago
A Discovery of Witch-Hunts | History Today
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498be12662c1d913d0cbee6108a66520 Torey @Torey - 22 days ago
The Gates of the Ghetto
The first Aliyah, early Jewish immigrants to Ottoman Palestine, 1882-1903. World History Arachvie / Alamy Stock Photo.Living and working in what is now Lithuania in the second half of the 19th century, the Russian Jewish writer Moshe Leib Lilienblum was confident that, wi...continued
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6c170accf2ec5f1d4dbc252c635bb25c Erik @Erik - 26 days ago
Sancta Sophia Collapses | History Today
View of the Hagia Sophia by Jan Luyken, engraving, 1681. Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.Barely 20 years old and there were already cracks in the dome of Justinian’s church of Sancta Sophia, Constantinople. Two great earthquakes, in October and Decembe...continued
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0cefff9aac729a36835c46e07795e1e7 Mariano @Mariano - about 1 month ago
Average Queens | History Today
Elisabeth Valois, Queen of Spain, by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz.On 4 September 1561, Mary, Queen of Scots met John Knox for the first time. Three years before, he had written the book widely known as the Monstrous Regiment, formally The First Blast of the Trumpet against the...continued
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1adaf62f6727e453ef8e84f05a069975 Oren @Oren - about 1 month ago
It's Not Just Cricket | History Today
Manipuri polo players in northern India, 1875.Like so much else, the modern idea of culture is an invention of the Victorians. In fact, they invented it more than once. Poet Matthew Arnold famously opted for an elitist definition – ‘the best that has been thought and know...continued
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C0decc0c6b5bd408c22c456fa130a368 Marie @Marie - about 1 month ago
Old Traditions and New Hopes
The coronation of Edward the Confessor, from Flores Historiarum by Matthew Paris, 13th century. Bridgeman Images.It is not often that publications in the field of medieval liturgy can be considered timely, but a new edition from the Henry Bradshaw Society, English Coronat...continued
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151d593186e8e56663df3ed32962360f Dayton @Dayton - about 1 month ago
A Secret History of Mongolian Wolves
Ben JonesIn Mongolia, where the dominant lifestyle is nomadic pastoralism, threat comes from the land. Wolves (chono) are found throughout the nation’s various ecosystems: steppe, semi-desert, mountains. Their existence has been lamented and romanticised for centuries.Mon...continued
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2f3192374c3e88221a336dc5d319c4a3 Zetta @Zetta - about 1 month ago
What do historians lose with the decline of local news?

Newspaper seller, London, 1900. George Grantham Bain Collection.‘By the 1990s many titles were “local in name only”’ Rachel Matthews, Associate Director of the Institute for Creative Cultures at Coventry University and author of The History of the Provincial Press in Engl...continued
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7caeec7c88c24f5d4f9a4c169eb9f70c Maureen @Maureen - about 1 month ago
Tick Tock | History Today
Temperance bearing an hourglass from Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Allegory of Good Government, 1338.The slow drag of time – when we’re stuck on hold to a call centre or sitting through another interminable online meeting – may feel like a feature of modern life, but it was famil...continued
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F4e69330da03b74c81cc5fa3f895fb24 Nelson @Nelson - about 1 month ago
Cleansing the Causeway | History Today
James IV of Scotland,  17th century. Wiki Commons.The death of James IV at Flodden in September 1513 was a catastrophe for Scotland. He left behind a one-year-old son on the throne, and, as regent, his queen Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII.Within a year, Margaret mar...continued
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5f2a5d252075b249ec8e8890761ce609 Arvid @Arvid - about 1 month ago
Empire in the Everyday | History Today
A woman raises silkworms, Korea, early 20th century. Japanese postcard produced to showcase the changes to agriculture under colonial rule. National Folk Museum of KoreaIn 1919, the Korean gentleman farmer Yu Yŏnghŭi (1890-1960) wrote in his diary: Fourth month, eighth da...continued
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