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1a914154cd263fa68f1b8d6529ef63dd Sandrine @Sandrine - almost 2 years ago
Ukrainian Tales | History Today
Ben JonesIn January 1787 Catherine the Great travelled south from St Petersburg to survey some new imperial possessions. Crimea had been taken from the Ottoman Empire, the partitions of Poland were underway and the last vestiges of Cossack autonomy in the Ukrainian steppe...continued
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769b45cbbba62f6d3aa67bb11e7a293f Raoul @Raoul - about 2 years ago
Bulgaria’s Traumatic Revival | History Today
Ben JonesBulgaria has the single largest Muslim minority population of any country in the European Union. Around 15 per cent of its roughly seven million citizens identify as Muslim (compared with less than five per cent in the UK). The group is ethnically diverse – Bulga...continued
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Ed258c85465a50dee9e6425ecf24849d Wilmer @Wilmer - about 4 years ago
Securing Antarctica | History Today
On 1 December 1959 a new treaty was signed by 12 countries, including the US, the Soviet Union, France and the UK. It was revolutionary. For the first time, in the midst of the Cold War, the then three nuclear-weapon states agreed to transform a continent into a nuclear-f...continued
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0e8bbdb1e225a468900a861824b0da05 Hannah @Hannah - almost 2 years ago
In the Shadow of the Poor Law
Shortly before the 1979 general election the Labour Prime Minister Jim Callaghan presciently warned of a ‘sea- change in politics’ in favour of Margaret Thatcher’s anti-welfare agenda. Today there is much speculation of a similar shift away from the small state, austerity...continued
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2f3192374c3e88221a336dc5d319c4a3 Zetta @Zetta - about 1 month ago
The Bruneri-Canella Case
A 1927 mugshot of the Collegno amensiac at the heart of the Bruneri-Canella Case. Public Domain.On 9 February 1927, Giulia Canella opened the morning edition of La Domenica del Corriere to discover that her dead husband had come back to life. She could hardly believe her ...continued
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25dc49998970e9ad413d98493dfe5d6c Teagan @Teagan - about 2 years ago
The Death of Liberal South Africa
Ben JonesOn 4 July 1964, a month after the Rivonia Trial, which saw Nelson Mandela and other members of the African National Congress (ANC) sentenced to life imprisonment, police in Cape Town knocked on the door of Adrian Leftwich, a suspected communist sympathiser. On be...continued
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0da67bf7aa16c0b7dda10df8b0c1a695 Alvah @Alvah - over 3 years ago
Colonial Mentalities | History Today
According to the historian Hilary Beckles, British colonial state forces killed more Black people when suppressing revolts in the Caribbean in the 50 years after slave emancipation in 1838 than in the 50 years leading up to it. Emancipation brought compensation for former...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - over 3 years ago
Pandemics: Now and Then | History Today
The Greek roots of endemic, epidemic and pandemic give them a patina of scientific precision, which is misleading. The uses and connotations of the terms have changed radically over time and even today they lack crisp definition. In ancient Greek, pandemic meant ‘relating...continued
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A6c0c46e61817f7ae594dd513e06b21d Elliott @Elliott - about 3 years ago
Body and Mind | History Today
The Spanish Flu is thought to have killed 50 million worldwide between 1918 and 1919, but there was a hidden impact on mental wellbeing. A century later, as the Covid-19 virus took hold in the early months of 2020, health organisations and mental health service providers ...continued
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E77c53a55e474cb5ad875ffdba0be8e5 Leda @Leda - about 3 years ago
Trust in Change | History Today
A leader in the Daily Telegraph, published on 25 September and headlined ‘The National Trust needs to drop its woke nonsense’, propounded a series of theses about what the National Trust, the charity for heritage conversation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, exists...continued
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9b25e3cdd7708c288912746ec95d7c9b Liliane @Liliane - almost 3 years ago
Belarus Remembers | History Today
The Belarusian authorities described as ‘war’ the protests that have gripped the country since the fraudulent presidential elections of August 2020. This was more than a crude attempt to misrepresent the reality of the police and the army attacking peaceful protesters wit...continued
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292890d964de1c8eba1a56fae0ed91c0 Alexzander @Alexzander - almost 2 years ago
Barbados and the End of Monarchy
Ben JonesAs a child in the 1960s in Barbados, the symbols of the monarchy and of the island’s connection with Britain were so omnipresent that one took them for granted. Portraits of the Queen and Prince Philip adorned the front covers of our exercise books. The Queen app...continued
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Eac8a1ccc60323b8c8f2660965836fef Immanuel @Immanuel - 5 months ago
Was Richard III a Bad King?
Richard III, oil on panel, late 16th century. National Portrait Gallery‘Richard resolved to be a good king and even a reformer’Michael Hicks, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Winchester and author of Richard III: The Self-Made King (Yale University Press, 2019...continued
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F8a6248ab1c5ce893cb03b8d7e3ab08b Cyril @Cyril - over 3 years ago
Finding Wonderful Things | History Today
‘Yes, wonderful things,’ was the publicised response of Howard Carter when asked what he could see inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun. These ‘wonderful things’ were ‘strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold’. In the century since Carter’s discove...continued
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292890d964de1c8eba1a56fae0ed91c0 Alexzander @Alexzander - 4 months ago
How Have Conspiracy Theories Changed History?
Queen Mary of Modena with Prince James Stuart, by Benedetto Gennari II, 1690s. Wikimedia Commons‘Walpole clung to power by shrieking about treacherous schemes cooked up by his rivals’Joseph Hone, author of The Paper Chase: The Printer, the Spymaster, and the Hunt for the ...continued
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34392094b518c79e322481ceb0004cbf Colin @Colin - over 2 years ago
Rotting Among the Tsetse | History Today
In the years before Britain’s former colonies – from Ghana to Malaysia – gained independence, thousands of documents were quietly removed from the record to safeguard the ‘honour’ of the British Empire. A decade has now passed since the British government was forced to ad...continued
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A83b4d2292ad0135445fc0a7644d14c3 Joe @Joe - almost 4 years ago
Britain’s Forgotten Citizens | History Today
The debates around the Windrush scandal of 2018, which saw people wrongly deported by the UK Home Office, reactivated discussions of Britishness, race and belonging. They also triggered references to history, from the traffic of enslaved Africans to Caribbean plantations,...continued
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422f200971248def7ffc1673a54fa3cb Grayce @Grayce - 4 months ago
The Lost Script of Rapa Nui
‘Strange hieroglyphs’: rongorongo inscription, Easter Island. George Holton/Science Photo LibraryHidden away in a nondescript building on the outskirts of Rome, there is a wooden tablet from Easter Island, more remarkable and mysterious than any of its famous statues. Rep...continued
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Cc9f6ece4882994c85a7dc0305a4b841 Marjory @Marjory - about 2 years ago
Policing Abortion | History Today
Ben JonesA new law came into effect in the state of Texas on 1 September 2021, which criminalised abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy. This is an addition to the recent cascade of state legislation – at least 90 laws in the first six months of 2021 – designed to un...continued
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B4a2c9b63fd68a080a47d2a35293e167 Webster @Webster - over 1 year ago
Babies of the House | History Today
Ben JonesIn November 2021 the MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, introduced a Westminster Hall debate on the promotion and regulation of financial products on Black Friday. Later that day, however, she discovered she had started a much wider debate. Dr Creasy received an ...continued
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40e54b9707df84c11f580308a13132cb Hulda @Hulda - 6 months 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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125f097c91a427394e6d36ae98c72376 Elaina @Elaina - 7 months 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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56a34dc91390858efd1999c86a89c348 George @George - over 1 year ago
Has a War on Drugs Ever Been Won?
Detail from an oil painting of a man smoking an opium pipe, date unknown. This picture hung in an opium den in London’s Victoria Street, run by Ah Sing (d. 1890). Sing’s opium den was probably the most famous of the dens in Victorian London, and was the model for the one ...continued
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E5a600388a4be6ed5b515081737d8445 Angus @Angus - about 4 years ago
A Second British Revolution | History Today
On 9 September, as Black Rod entered the Commons to deliver the summons to attend the Lords as part of the prorogation ceremony, a number of MPs attempted to keep the Speaker, John Bercow, in his chair. This action, as the Labour MP Clive Lewis acknowledged, was an imitat...continued
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 4 months ago
Nationalism in Nepal: On the Right Side of History
Illustration by Ben Jones.Balen Shah, the 33-year-old rapper and mayor of Kathmandu, is a man on various missions. Since his unlikely victory in 2022, he has waged war on government ministries, landlords, Nepal’s civil aviation authority, roadside hawkers and landless slu...continued
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