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Why so many disasters…did we anger the Gods?

It seems today we have more and more terrible disasters occurring every day. Yes, TV live coverage shows us more of life and death today...

History is in the eye of the ignorant

I am getting older and spend my time looking backwards at history. That is true history, not the history proposed by twenty somethings just out...

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

I experienced a relatively rare emotion today...enthusiasm. At lunch over a coffee I was discussing cabbages and Kings with a colleague of mine. For some...

On this day…in 1618

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English explorer, soldier and writer who was imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually put to death after...

Can history repeat itself?

It is exactly eleven years ago when the twin towers in New York were subjected to a dreadful terrorist attack and 9/11 will always...

Whose fault is it?

After years of study and living history of the past hundred years, I have finally worked out why we are in such a bad...

Who do you think you are?

Have you seen this TV programme? They make it seem so easy to find your ancestors. Mind you they do have two hundred professional people...

Ozzie cricketers slump to lowest score in 109 years

Cricket historians were dusting down their record books on Thursday as a quite incredible day of Test cricket saw Australia bowled out for just...

Julian Lennon not invited to Sir Paul’s wedding

Julian Lennon has extraordinarily claimed he has been ‘snubbed’ by his father’s former band-mates and their families. The 48-year-old – the late Beatle’s son...

The new Nokia Lumia means ‘Prostitute’ in Spanish

 In the history of mobile phone names, some have been good, some have been bad and some have been downright ugly. But now Nokia has...

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On this day…in 1929

On this day…in 1886

On this day…in 1987