Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beyond the Blitz: 70 stories for 70 years

A bit of oral history for you this time. To mark the seventieth anniversary of the Blitz of Coventry the BBC recorded 70 stories from 70 survivors. You can access them through the interactive website on the link below. It is … Continue reading

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Why Study History ?

The link below is very well written. It is from the History department of Hanover College, Indiana. It is a brief article on some of the reasons for studying undergraduate History. At the bottom of the page are links to … Continue reading

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Computer recreation suggest that the magic bullet could work…

Something a bit different this time. If you cast your minds back to the enquiry work that we did on the Kennedy assassination in Year Nine then you might remember the problem of the magic bullet (see the attached image). … Continue reading

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The hero with the shovel…

Something a bit more recent. The young man shown in the thumbnail on the left is Frederick Potts. He holds the very special distinction of being the only person in the history of Reading to be awarded the Victoria Cross … Continue reading

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The Staffordshire Hoard

I promise that this will not become an archaeology site. However the past couple of years have seen some very special finds in Britain. The zoomorphic mount shown left is part of the famed Staffordshire hoard, but the links below … Continue reading

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City of the Dead: Calleva Atrebatum

A couple of really excellent articles about Calleva Atrebatum – Silchester to you and me. The first is a brief history of the town from the BBC, and the second is a Guardian article about an extraordinary find from last … Continue reading

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Be careful with the historians that you read…

It is hard to know how to react to this news article (orginally posted on the old site). On first consideration any historian who posts secret Amazon reviews of his rivals’ books as having “no insights to make it worth … Continue reading

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A very beautiful insight into the Anglo-Saxon world

One of the aims of this new front page is to bring you into contact with History news items beyond our course.  The link below is for an excellent audio slideshow from the BBC. In it, the librarian at Corpus Christi … Continue reading

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Welcome

Fellow heathen historians. Welcome to the new heathen history site. This news feed will host all the general A Level history news, and materials. We hope that this will build up to be a collection of enriching materials that will reflect the broad … Continue reading

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