Author Archives: Mr Kydd

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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Year Nine holocaust prep

All, Following on from today’s lesson, for prep I would like you to do the following.  Explore the three BBC web pages below. This account of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz II-Birkenau (here). The audio slideshow from … Continue reading

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Enrichment – ‘Incredibly rare’ William Caxton print discovered at the University of Reading

If you click here you will get to a BBC report on a find in the University of Reading’s special finds department – two pages of previously unknown print by Claxton. “Erika Delbecque, special collections librarian at the university, described the find … Continue reading

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Ten Top Tips for History Exam Revision

All, As promised, please click  on the link below for those top ten tips. Mr Kydd.

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Places to go (soon) – The British Library – Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

If you click here you will get to the link for the upcoming Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition at the British Library (Fri 28 Apr – Tue 29 Aug 2017). Obviously  it is to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and … Continue reading

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Places to go – Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

If you click here you will get to information about the Royal Academy’s Exhibition of Revolutionary Art. Obviously this is to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and it has received outstanding reviews. Not to be missed – I am heading that … Continue reading

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Archaeology – coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history

All, If you click here you will get to some local(ish) archaeology news of national importance. The so-called Watlington Hoard has re-written what we know about the Anglo-Saxons… “This is an extraordinary find, one which re-writes Anglo-Saxon history,” Xa Sturgis, director of … Continue reading

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