Category Archive: History

Have you been reading The Edithorial lately?

In Obliterating a DisciplineĀ I considered the moral issues surrounding the impact of Higher Education cuts in British universities. Edith Hall’s blog, The Edithorial, contributes a weekly discussion on this topic and is well… Continue reading

The Iron Lady trailer released

A trailer for Meryl Streep’s upcoming film, a biopic of Margaret Thatcher, has just hit the web today. It looks like this film won’t be shying away from any of the controversy that… Continue reading

Do you recognise any of these faces of the First World War?

When the Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917, one of its main aims was to record the experiences of people all around the Empire during the First World War. As such, many… Continue reading

High Flight on 11.11.11

The 11th of November is an important day in Britain, when everyone comes together to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in war for our freedom today. Many of us will… Continue reading

Post Boxes in Blue

Regular readers may well remember my post about how important the red post box is for remembering British history (with a quick guide on how to spot them), but it has come to… Continue reading

An Historic Day for Women and Queens

Today is the day that we hear the death toll for male primogeniture dominating the line of succession to the throne throughout the whole of the Commonwealth. As H.M. The Queen addressed the… Continue reading

Remembering the Battle of Britain

September 15th holds a special place in the British calendar, a day set aside for celebrating the successful defence of our island during the Battle of Britain. However, today is not just about… Continue reading

The Red Post Box: A Royal British Icon

There is nothing more British than guards’ red: Beefeaters, telephone boxes, the London bus, the Yeomen of the Guard, and post boxes. In bright, vibrant red the post box is a highly visible… Continue reading

H. M. The Queen and Eternal Style

Two new photos emerged in the Sunday newspapers this morning: one of Princess Elizabeth (now H.M. The Queen) on honeymoon with the Duke of Edinburgh, and the other of Queen Elizabeth (later The… Continue reading