Anything to do with History

036a71cbab8d3106d8fc0389f9b4ef6f Eleanora @Eleanora - 30 days ago
The Welfare of Pit Ponies
Britons, we are often told, are an animal-loving people. This comforting national myth has a long pedigree. As far back as 1860 The Times reassured its readers that:‘Whatever may be our shortcomings as a nation ... we have little to blame ourselves with as far as animals ...continued
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Bbe6309a1d067c75a83f525952377ae7 Rahsaan @Rahsaan - 5 months ago
The Life Aquatic | History Today
Sui seung yan boats, Aberdeen Harbour, 1950s. Chronicle / Alamy Stock PhotoIn the late 1950s, the colonial government of Hong Kong decided to conduct a census for the first time since the Second World War. With a territory of just over 1,000 square miles over land and sea...continued
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96d2c0ccb7cce03f75db3297b9a8af04 Iva @Iva - almost 4 years ago
Park Life | History Today
December 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. The Act created the legal framework for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and introduced reforms designed to allow greater access to the countryside...continued
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F8901f0cff3b25b34627127dbc99fb89 Allene @Allene - over 1 year ago
Lifting the Flap | History Today
Anatomical fugitive sheet, female. Wellcome Collection.We think of reading as a primarily mental activity. Medieval and early modern audiences saw reading as a physical activity as well. They did not just turn the pages of their manuscripts. They wrote in the margins, und...continued
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25dc49998970e9ad413d98493dfe5d6c Teagan @Teagan - over 3 years ago
Broken Windows | History Today
In 1982, George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson published an article in the Atlantic which transformed policing in the United States. Titled ‘Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety’, it argued that city police should aggressively clamp down on low-level street ...continued
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Eac8a1ccc60323b8c8f2660965836fef Immanuel @Immanuel - 4 months ago
Dangerous Reds
John Huston in the Red Bank in Dublin, 1954. Science History Images/Alamy Stock PhotoTargeted as a ‘Red’ by Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, John Huston did not enjoy the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film, Moulin Rouge, in 1952. Supporters of Senator Joseph ...continued
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C32976707dcb28036c1f4ea777f1875b Kraig @Kraig - almost 4 years ago
A Tale of Plagues | History Today
Three cases of plague in China made the headlines last November, reminding us that the Plague, the medieval disease par excellence, still exists today. A wildlife refuge was closed last summer near Denver, Colorado, when infected prairie dogs were discovered. And, in 2017...continued
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A2a551348d8c100384339e6c21255e06 Abbie @Abbie - over 4 years ago
The First Tanker War | History Today
The war between Iran and Iraq that lasted for most of the 1980s was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the late 20th century. Casualties for both armies numbered in the hundreds of thousands. At times the combat zones bore more than a passing resemblance to the battlefield...continued
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8bc9d6e15b3458e41c925e171d8de6d8 Jany @Jany - over 1 year ago
The Man behind the Leader
Bayard Rustin with a map showing the route of the March on Washington, 13 August 1963. Bettman Archive via Getty Images.Bayard Rustin is the most important African American civil rights leader you have never heard of. Yet his legacy in overcoming racism, eradicating pover...continued
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B9fae85d63d3cf084c4f15cdbd0ccaba Giles @Giles - 9 months 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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F4e69330da03b74c81cc5fa3f895fb24 Nelson @Nelson - 11 months ago
Hawk this Way | History Today
The Shrimp Girl, by William Hogarth, c.1745 © Bridgeman Images.One Saturday morning in July 1897, John Hurley opened his fruit stall on the side of Essex Road, a busy artery a mile north of London’s old centre. A couple of children walked up and asked for some ‘specks’, p...continued
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96d2c0ccb7cce03f75db3297b9a8af04 Iva @Iva - 12 months ago
Clean Sheets | History Today
Pietro Miliani’s paper mill in Fabriano, Italy in the mid-15th century. Illustration Pictures from History/ Bridgeman Images.In 1668, Edmund Waller wrote the following poetic lines about paper:Fair hand that can on virgin Paper write,Yet from the stain of Ink preserve it ...continued
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151d593186e8e56663df3ed32962360f Dayton @Dayton - 15 days ago
‘The Revolutionary Temper’ by Robert Darnton review
Throwing shade: Camille Desmoulins speaks at the Palais-Royal on 12 July 1789, two days before the taking  of the Bastille, by Jean-Louis Prieur, c.1790. Alamy Stock Photo.The Tree of Cracow was a huge chestnut tree that stood in the northern part of the gardens of the Pa...continued
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61d3ff630fa6a556085f59f9ba20938e Assunta @Assunta - over 1 year ago
The Theology of Chocolate | History Today
Woman holding cacao (and decorated with cacao beans), Maya, AD 250-450 © Bridgeman Images.Many Christians, and even post-Christians, give up chocolate for Lent. This self-denying act now sometimes seems to be simply part of a calendar of occasions for virtuous abstention:...continued
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C1e15b7459468dc79542fc656b7a9fa2 Madalyn @Madalyn - about 1 year ago
Cromwell in America | History Today
Statue of Oliver Cromwell, erected in 1901. Mike OBrien/Alamy. The posthumous fate of Oliver Cromwell is as interesting as the life itself, given that his reputation has pivoted in so many different directions. Cromwell appeared in Italian plays, French polemics, German l...continued
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E77c53a55e474cb5ad875ffdba0be8e5 Leda @Leda - over 4 years ago
A Usable Past | History Today
On Saturday 16 August 1919 a centenary procession formed at Albert Square in central Manchester. Marchers held banners aloft in the afternoon sun. ‘Labour is the Source of All Wealth’, said one; another ‘Peterloo, 1819: Labourloo, 1919’. Processing south, the crowd headed...continued
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76cef6f73945104b91bf5d96ec4a3ce2 Rowan @Rowan - over 1 year ago
A Shared Culture | History Today
German postcard depicting the German-leased area of Qingdao, 1914 © akg-images.Although the German colonial period was relatively short, beginning in the early 1880s and ending with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, German colonialism shared many characteristics with othe...continued
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5f2a5d252075b249ec8e8890761ce609 Arvid @Arvid - 7 months 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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A6c0c46e61817f7ae594dd513e06b21d Elliott @Elliott - about 4 years ago
Policing the Windrush Generation | History Today
On 2 June 1959, a meeting was held in the office of the Home Secretary, R.A. Butler, to discuss the anti-black rioting in Notting Hill the previous summer. Yet, rather than focusing on the white thugs who had perpetrated the violence, the participants discussed what they ...continued
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24f317f89bef5f8cefa430eec1cd2f6d Nestor @Nestor - almost 2 years ago
All Too Graphic | History Today
Brothers in arms?: a British soldier lights a cigarette for a Dyak colleague, Malaya, 1950 © Haywood Magee/Getty Images.On 28 April 1952 a photograph of a British soldier exhibiting the head of an alleged communist insurgent was published on the front page of the Daily Wo...continued
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B2ab4609b89b7e7c7408477bb01daf27 Jimmy @Jimmy - almost 2 years ago
The Young Crusaders | History Today
Boy Scouts in Barnet, 1930. Hulton Getty Images.The doors of the Queen’s Hall, London, opened at 7.15pm on 16 April 1930. The evening featured a performance from Ambrose’s band – the largest jazz band in the country, with 33 musicians – as well as ‘up to the minute’ commu...continued
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Eb0f1753654cff1630386503eeba7c5d Bobby @Bobby - about 3 years ago
The Case of the Cursed Charter
In a report for the Archaeological Survey of Ceylon from 1949,  the epigraphist Senarath Paranavitana announced the discovery of the ‘most valuable historical document that Ceylon possesses – the oldest known Sinhalese copper-plate charter’. With this announcement, Parana...continued
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0a3d7829480267a63997ae3c91bb2ebe Adelia @Adelia - over 4 years ago
The Beard Maketh the Man
The stereotypical image of a Renaissance man wears a ruff, a doublet and hose perhaps, and, very probably, a beard. And with good reason. The 16th and early 17th centuries saw a remarkable and ubiquitous fashion for facial hair among men. Physicians wrote about them, Prot...continued
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036a71cbab8d3106d8fc0389f9b4ef6f Eleanora @Eleanora - 2 months ago
Vladimir Putin the Historian
St. Vladimir of Kiev/Volodymyr of Kyiv on the Millennium of Russia monument in Veliky Novgorod, 2010. Дар Ветер (CC BY-SA 3.0)How many contemporary political leaders invoke early medieval history to justify their policies? My hunch is only one.In a much cited but, I suspe...continued
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Aafc872a384e36f0c748991d0e7580c6 Minnie @Minnie - 10 months ago
Vile Verse and Desperate Doggerel
William McGonagall, 19th century © GL Archive/Alamy Stock Photo.Despite his long-running status as ‘the worst poet in history’, William McGonagall has hardly lacked appreciation in literary culture since his death in 1902. Raised in Dundee by a working-class family with d...continued
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