Category Archive: History

Apr 22

First ‘Englishman’ to use a Handkerchief?

MY COMPENDIUM OF FASCINATING HISTORICAL IRRELEVANCIES – 2 Robin Lamplough Who would you describe as “the historian’s historian”? My money would be on the late Barbara W. Tuchman, who first achieved professional recognition with The Zimmerman Telegram in 1958 and won a first of two Pulitzer Prizes for The Guns of August (1962). But apart from …

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Aug 15

Cartoonists take a stand.

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Jul 14

Lachish

Lachish From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Lachish (Hebrew: לכיש‎;  a town located in the Shephelah, a region between Mount Hebron and the maritime plain of Philistia (Joshua 10:3, 5; 12:11). It was first mentioned in the Amarna letters as Lakisha-Lakiša (EA 287, 288, 328, 329, 335). According to the Bible, the Israelites captured and destroyed …

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Jun 02

“Those who forget history are doomed to retweet it.”

Marion Jensen is something of a social scientist because he experiments with social services like Twitter to help put history into context. He is the founder of TwHistory, a collaborative Twitter project in which participants retweet historical events using original source documents in real time as they happened in history.  Marion is also an educator …

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May 25

Relief of Ladysmith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia Major Hubert Gough of the relieving force greets General Sir George White in Ladysmith Date 28 October 1899 –27 February 1900 Location  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Result British victory Belligerents    United Kingdom South African Republic Orange Free State Commanders Redvers Buller Piet Joubert    Louis Botha When the Second Boer …

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