Author Archives: Mr Kydd

Enrichment – places to go – the Tate Modern – Red Star over Russia

If you click  you here you will get to the front page for Tate Modern’s Red Star over Russia exhibition. It opens tomorrow and is explained as follows… “Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the … Continue reading

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Is the Russian Revolution something celebrate or regret?

A couple of nice enrichment articles from the BBC to mark the centenary of the October Revolution. If you click here you get a small video asking the question – is the Russian Revolution something celebrate or regret? If you … Continue reading

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History in the news – JFK files: What do the newly released records tell us about Kennedy’s assassination?

If you click here you will get to the Evening Standard’s summary of the recent release of the 2,800 new Kennedy documents. If you click here you will get the BBC’s analysis. Of course, they do not settle the conspiracy … Continue reading

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Enrichment – something to watch – Elizabeth’s secret agents

The first of the four part series aired tonight. You can watch them here. Please do – it is excellent enrichment for our course. The trailer below gives you a taste. The full program can be found below. If you … Continue reading

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Enrichment – History in the news – Ursula Haverbeck: 88-year-old Holocaust denier historian given six-month prison sentence.

One for History Society. If you click here you will get to The Independent’s account of the jailing of Ursula Haverbeck for Holocaust denial. This is a criminal offence in Germany, carrying a sentence of up to five years in … Continue reading

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Enrichment – Places to visit (soon) – The Greenwich Maritime Museum to see the Armada Portrait

If you click here you will get to the Greenwich Maritime Museum page on the famous Armada Portrait. Recently saved for the nation, this iconic portrait of Elizabeth I commemorates the most famous conflict of her reign – the failed … Continue reading

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Obituary – Denis Mack Smith

If you click here you will get to a lovely obituary for the great Denis Mack Smith in the Oxford Mail by Stuart Rust . “He challenged some of the myths that had built up around the Risorgimento, in part … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to discuss – How valid are the parallels between the Trump administration and 1930s Germany ?

If you click here you will get to an Independent write up of historian Timothy Snyder’s article for  The Guardian (it can be found here  but is not the easiest of reads). Snyder is a leading Yale historian, who suggests … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to watch – treasures of the Anglo-Saxons

A little summer treat for you all from the BBC (in four 15 minute sections). A bit of art history and archaeology combine to explore Sutton Hoo. If you want to see the artifacts, they are on display in the … Continue reading

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If you are still undecided…

Year Thirteen, If you want access to some of those How should I vote ? quizzes, then please click on the links below…   http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/ https://voteforpolicies.org.uk/ http://38degrees.ge2017.com/quiz https://uk.isidewith.com/political-quiz Now go and do some revision. Mr Kydd.

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