Category Archives: Enrichment

Enrichment – things to discuss. Denial: The shaming of a ‘holocaust denier’ David Irving

Happy New Year all, A very controversial one to start 2017. David Irving is the “historian” who has been to court and indeed to jail for views on the Second World War. Below find  a trailer for a BBC film … Continue reading

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Enrichment – I side with ?

If you click here then you can take a quiz to see which candidate you agree with more. You may also like to watch the final debate below. Mr Kydd.  

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Enrichment – 950 years ago today Harold didn’t get killed by an arrow through his eye. Find out what did happen on that fateful day.

Today is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. If you click on the link below then you can find out more from the Get History website. Mr Kydd.

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Enrichment – places to visit. An army of map makers.

Many of you will know of my passion for historical maps. If you click here you will to an article from Fred Maynard in the 1843 magazine  advertising a new exhibition at the Map House of London. This focuses on political … Continue reading

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80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Today marks the the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. If you click here you can read an excellent piece by Kirsty Major in The Independent. She argues that this has lessons for today. “Eighty years ago today … Continue reading

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Enrichment – Russia’s most unruly ruler ?

Year Thirteen, Great to all of you at History Society today. We will finish off Ivan the Terrible next week. Perhaps Empress Anna Ioannovna was not so brutal, but this article suggests that she was certainly more of a party girl; as well … Continue reading

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Enrichment – places to go

If the video above interests you then you can visit the exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford until the 25th September. Just £5 to you. I thought it was excellent, and please find a review from The Oxford Times here.

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Enrichment – Brexit and historians

Something for your summer holidays. If You click here then you will get to a History News network article which summarizes the reaction of different historians to the June vote. The strength of the article is that you can immediately contrast the … Continue reading

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“All the past repeats itself and acts only behind new masks”

So said Birdiev – you will find out about him next year. There is so much happening at the moment that lots of comparisons with events in the past can be drawn. However, Adam Green (in The Economist) seems particularly … Continue reading

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History Today -why the Amada failed

Year Twelve, If the click here you will get to Geoffrey Woodward’s 1988 article considering the reasons why the Armada failed. He concludes “when the responsibility for the failure of the Spanish Armada is apportioned, the lion’s share of the blame should go … Continue reading

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