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A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories - Newfoundland

Newfoundland

Newfoundland has strong claims to be the longest serving British Empire colony. Evidence exists that fishermen knew of the existence of Newfoundland and her rich fishing ground before Columbus formally discovered it in 1492. 537 more words

Mary Wollstonecraft and the Historical Romance Heroine

If you don’t take care my gel, you’ll turn into a radical like that Wollstonecraft woman.” (The Stanforth Secrets, Jo Beverley, 1989.)

Born on April 27th 1759, Mary Wollstonecraft published…

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19th Century

Two sides of the same coin

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This last week has been a tale of two halves, I finished editing my book on Marie Antoinette, uploaded it to go on sale on 1st May and then I started to plan my next writing project. 298 more words

Creativity

Canterbury

The book I read to research this post was Canterbury by Marjorie Lyle whic is a very good book that I bought from a car boot sale. 210 more words

History

Review of Stephan E. C. Wendehorst’s book British Jewry, Zionism and the Jewish State, 1936–1956

The history of twentieth century British-Jews, Stephan E. C. Wenderhorst’s book shows, offers valuable insights to the understanding of British history. In his extended review of the book, Arie Dubnov examines the way in which Wenderhost’s book, which he characterizes as an attempt to re-frame the story “glocally”: that is, moving beyond older form of communal history Wenderhorst allows us to recognize the specific conditions of British politics and society that shaped the national transformation Britain’s Jews while at the same time it pushes us to re-reconsider British Jews as historical actors participating in a quintessentially transnational arena. 72 more words

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