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17 Mar History in the News

History is never far from making headlines; newspapers frequently refer to some of the latest academic research being undertaken. Over the weekend 'The Guardian' had as one of its banner headlines, 'Stonehenge remains a mystery as scientists ask: was it a health spa, or a cemetery?.'...

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19 Jan Historical Drama

There is an interesting article in History Today written by Tim Stanley an associate fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University which focuses on false memory syndrome. He writes a damning review of Downton Abbey dismissing it,  as more of a well-informed soap than a...

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23 Dec A History of Christmas

It's December 23rd 2011 and this evening I am looking forward to a lovely Christmas meal at a local restaurant with my family. Having had a look through some of the recent tweets appearing in my timeline this morning, I came across a number of...

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10 Aug Online Resources

Over the last few weeks I have been investigating many of the free web materials that are available online, so I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favourite resources-many of these have become apparent through using Twitter which really...

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24 Jul In Memoriam 2014

The forthcoming centenary of the outbreak of the First World War has led to the creation of a new and very commendable project to preserve the many war memorials to those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. There are estimated to be over...

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