Category Archives: maps

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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“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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25 maps that explain the English language

Something a bit cross curricular today. If you click here you will get to a website that claims to explain the English language in twenty five maps. Obviously this is great for you English language students, but as historians we could … Continue reading

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Enrichment – Interactive Crusades map

If you click here you will get to an excellent History Today interactive map that attempts to pick out some of the key milestones in the history of that conflict. Like my earlier post on Syria, perhaps its real lesson is to highlight … Continue reading

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Enrichment – Time maps

If you click here you will get to the excellent Time-Maps website. By now you are probably well aware of my passion for maps, so it is not surprising that I am posting this. However,  what makes Time-Maps so special is that … Continue reading

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FiveThirtyEight / Manifestos

Obviously there is so much being written about the pending election, and some of you will have the vote.  As such, the following websites might be helpful to you. If you click here you will get to the FiveThirtyEight website. This … Continue reading

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Understanding the desire for a Greater Germany / Lebensraum

All, Those maps from today’s lesson. The first of course reflects the extent to which self-determination was denied to Germany by the victorious allies in 1919. The second is a map showing the maximum extent of German territory in the Second World … Continue reading

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Locarno and Stresemann

All, Please find the map that we were using to explain the Locarno Treaties below. The key point to remember is that Germany would guarantee her western borders and pledged never to invade Belgium and France again (along with a … Continue reading

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1900 map that includes north Africa.

All, As promised the map we were using last lesson. This is more useful than the text book ones because it reflect the collapse of the Ottoman Empire – thus showing how Morocco and the Balkans are two sides of … Continue reading

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Europe’s changing borders

If you click on the excellent satrical map of Europe on the left, then you will be familiar with most of the countries that are represented. However, if you click here you can see the extent that Europe’s borders have hugely … Continue reading

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