Both these videos are highly informative and interesting, readers. As I mentioned here, we ought to remember that slavery has not ended; there are places in the world where it is legal or at least not prosecuted. And “human trafficking” and “sex trafficking” are just nice ways of saying slavery without using the hated word.… Continue reading Some Misplaced History
Tag: English History
The Captain Who Inspired C.S. Foster
If you liked the Horatio Hornblower series – either the books* by C.S. Foster or the A&E live action series* starring Ioan Gruffudd – then you will wish to read this article. Not only was Thomas Cochrane the inspiration for Captain Hornblower, he was also the man to inspire Master and Commander (both the books*… Continue reading The Captain Who Inspired C.S. Foster
A Non-Human Polish Soldier
Now this is a story, readers! Polish Corporal Wojtek – The Non-Human WWII Hero WORLD WAR II Mar 1, 2018 Shahan Russell During WWII, the Polish II Corps recruited a very unusual soldier named Wojtek who worked his way up to the rank of Corporal. Wojtek proved himself invaluable during the Battle of Monte Cassino… Continue reading A Non-Human Polish Soldier
Dragon of the Deep
Learn more about this fascinating find through the link below! Giant fossil from 180 million years ago reveals 'sea dragon' with 1-ton skull Found in a reservoir in the UK's Rutland: a dolphin-like monster about half the size of a tennis court. Jan. 11, 2022 In February 2021, Joe Davis, leader of the UK's Rutland… Continue reading Dragon of the Deep
A Lost Piece of History Comes to Light
In perfect honesty I rather doubt that any history kept in written records is actually ever forgotten. Unless said records are destroyed or somehow rendered illegible (by loss of language or an inability to translate the writing itself), it is likely that the details of the past have been copied, printed, and filed away somewhere.… Continue reading A Lost Piece of History Comes to Light
“Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies…”
Sadly, since I am up to my eyeballs with work, I did not have time to plan an article for Independence Day this year. I confess that I actually forgot that I had tried to make it a tradition to post something every Independence Day since I started on this journey to publication, readers. That… Continue reading “Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies…”
A Golden Find
Click the link to learn more, readers: Metal Detectorist Finds 2000 Year Old Gold Torc in a Norfolk Field Nov 3, 2020 Ian Harvey Norfolk, a county in eastern England, has seen its share of buried treasure. In 1948 the Snettisham treasure from 100BC was found in a field which kept turning up massive amounts of… Continue reading A Golden Find
What Did 17th Century Shoppers Want?
Click the link below to find out, readers! 17th Century Shopping List Found Under Floors at Historic English House Apr 2, 2020 Steve Palace What exactly is on a 17th century shopping list? Archaeologists at Knole in Kent found out in 2017, thanks to a surprise discovery beneath the floorboards. The ‘Inspired by Knole’ project,… Continue reading What Did 17th Century Shoppers Want?
Have Another Round on the House!
Or don’t. The liquor in these old beer bottles has high concentrations of lead in it. Still, it is an interesting discovery. Click the link to learn more, readers: 19TH-CENTURY BEER BOTTLES FOUND UNDER THE STAIRCASE IN ENGLAND MARCH 27, 2020 ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM WYAS Archeological Services made the finding back in February and subsequently sent… Continue reading Have Another Round on the House!
A Royal Discovery
Well, this is interesting. Researchers believe they may have uncovered the monastery where the first king of England was crowned. They are not one hundred percent certain the coronation of Edgar the Peaceful really occurred here, but it seems likely. Despite the general upheaval of the centuries, the coronation ceremony for British royalty has remained… Continue reading A Royal Discovery