UK History

Horrific 'Educational' Slave Tetris Game Requires Kids To Stack Slaves

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

People are in uproar over the tasteless game of "Slave Tetris" as part of educational game "Slave Trade", designed to put students in the middle of im...

Imagination, Progress and Revolutions: Three Things I Learned From 'Sapiens'

Matt Clifford | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Sapiens by Yuval Harari has got a lot of (deserved) attention. Within it, Harari sketches out a number of provocative theses about what human beings have been, are and will become, and shows how they play out over hundreds of thousands of years.

'Great Escape' Survivor Dies Aged 101

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

A pilot who took part in the mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp in the Second World War remembered as 'The Great Escape', has died in hi...

The Modern Day 'Monuments Men' Planning To Save Historic Sites From IS

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

Archaeologists have launched a hi-tech initiative to combat the destruction of ancient sites in the Middle East by the so-called Islamic State (also k...

Student Casually Stumbles Across One Of The Oldest Jurassic Fossils Ever Found

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

When Sam Davies, of Bridgend accidentally stumbled across the fossil of a dinosaur foot, the last thing he was expecting was to have found the last pi...

These Eerie WWII Relics Are Being Unearthed By Poland's Drought

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

The recent drought in Poland has revealed an astonishing array of artefacts from the World War Two. A Soviet fighter-bomber plane, still containing...

Gangland Girls: Why 'Ripper Street's Long Susan Isn't All Make-Believe

Fern Riddell | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Fern Riddell

Who would want to be a nineteenth century woman? If you manage to make it to your twenty-fifth birthday without dying of syphilis, alcoholism, or childbirth you could consider yourself one of the lucky ones.

VJ Day; Remembering the Bravery and Sacrifice 70 Years On

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

The 70th anniversary of VJ Day allows us as a nation the opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms today and to share their stories for future generations to hear.

What is Archaeology and Anthropology to Our Young People?

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Theo Davies-Lewis

Schools should be encouraged to visit sites of significant historical meaning more than they are now. Archaeology and anthropology studies can be conducted in the deepest Mayan forests of South America, the desert towns of the Middle East, but it can be even more fascinating to our youngsters if it is right on their doorstep - as I have found in Llanelli.

Kickstarting My First Book

Martyn Sibley | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

From Mexico to Lithuania to Japan, my book will chart the ups and downs of my globetrotting to date, and show how I developed from a child who thought travelling without the support of his family would be impossible, to a 21 year old who set off for Australia without them.

Hiroshima 70 Years On - An Act of Evil or an Act of Morality?

Peter Allen | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK
Peter Allen

How will the world mark Hiroshima? With sadness perhaps, with pride perhaps, with sorrow, with despair? How will the people of Japan remember the event and how will the thousands who visit Japan pay their respects?

The Scattered - by Richard Holledge

Arnie Wilson | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Arnie Wilson

The Scattered by Richard Holledge I was having one of those chats about the meaning of life - from the fall of the British Labour Party to the rise of...

Clem Attlee: Labour's Great Reformer by Francis Beckett

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Anyone interested in British history will enjoy Beckett's book. People often suggest that good books are page-turners. I disagree. The books I most enjoy are those that tempt me to spend time on each page and tempt me to re-read particular passages. This is such a book.

Here's Why You Should Never Knock Down A Historic Pub Without Permission

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

A developer who demolished a pub without planning permission has been ordered to rebuild the historic property brick by brick. The Alchemist pub in...

The Loss of the Mary Rose's Crew

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

When the Mary Rose sank in July 1545, 470 years ago this month, she took with her over 500 men, ranging from the yonkers and gromets who did the od...

Inspiring Iconic Moments In The History Of Feminism, Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's hard to believe that not so long ago, women didn't have the right to vote or the opportunity to do the same work as men. Although the road to ...

Video Captures How Londoners Survived The Tube Strike... In 1962

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

London was in chaos today as Tube workers closed down all London Underground lines in protest at pay and new night working hours - but this isn’t th...

Pre (And Post?) Welfare State

Wendy Jones | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK
Wendy Jones

I have a new favourite museum. Tucked away in a quiet little square in central London is a museum that tells the story of one of the most poignant social experiments borne of the industrial revolution - and that may have resonance for today.

The Train They Never Robbed

Mike Gerrard | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The noise of a train whistle blowing in the night is one of the most evocative sounds in America. It's a haunting sound that makes any traveller want to turn into a hobo, jump aboard, and go wherever the train tracks take you.

75th Anniversary of a Remarkable Escape From German Panzers

Michael Moszynski | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Michael Moszynski

My father was a Polish Cavalry Officer who was working in Paris when Germany invaded Poland. He joined the 10th Polish Mechanised Cavalry Brigade in France and when France was invaded in 1940 his Brigade was ordered to protect the French Sixth Army near Dijon.

Twenty Years After Disney's Pocahontas: The Tragedy Behind the Fictional Love Story of a Native American Encounter

Malory Nye | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Malory Nye

This week sees the twentieth anniversary of the release of the Disney classic, Pocahontas. The world has changed considerably in those two decades, but the underlying issues and problems with the film remain very contemporary.

A Different Kind of Plantation Tour

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been lucky enough to have my family visit me here in New Orleans. My first visit was in March from my sister and her boyfriend. I had yet to do a plantation tour so we thought it would be a good idea to go on one together...

Vietnam by Christian G. Appy | Book Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK
Robert Bradley

This book is testament to humanity's duo of absolute cruelty and contrasting beauty, when faced with the evil that is human perspective.

All The Questions You Could Ever Want Answered About D-Day

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK

On Saturday, the world will remember the 425,000 soldiers who died during the Battle of Normandy 71 years ago. D-Day was one of the biggest coordin...

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...