UK History

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...

The Historians Are Revolting

Peter Frankopan | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Peter Frankopan

It's been a week where books have been put back on the shelves and the gloves have come off: historians have gone into overdrive following an article ...

History in Film

Marcus Ereira | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Ereira

History has been part of school curriculums for as long as anyone can remember. It conjures up images of people pouring over books and manuscripts in dimly lit rooms. However, in recent years this school staple has graduated to both the small and big screens.

Everyone Is Fascinated By A 175-Year-Old Stamp

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK

Stamp collecting might not be everyone’s idea of excitement but (arguably perhaps for the first time in history) it seems to have got everyone worke...

New Video Reveals The 'Ghost' Tube Station Disused For 80 Years

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

This amazing footage of one of London’s most famous ‘ghost’ Tube stations shows the abandoned tunnels once used by Winston Churchill to shelter ...

From Battle of Hastings to War on Terror: Why GCSE History needs a wider lens

Andrew Hall | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Hall

To keep up with the world as it stands in 2015, students must have a broader historical education than they have ever had before, with a much greater focus on understanding the world around them right now.

Raising Journalistic Standards: A Need for Ethical Integrity, Accuracy, and Humility at the BBC

Noam Schimmel | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

The Guardian recently reported on the BBC's rejection of formal complaints that it violated the BBC's editorial standards including a commitment to uphold truth and accuracy in its airing of 'Rwanda's Untold Story.'

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Stephen Liddell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Stephen Liddell

Most of us are familiar with the holocaust in WW2 enacted by Nazi Germany against Jewish people, Gypsies, communists and the mentally ill but this week sees the 100th anniversary of another holocaust or Genocide, the Armenian Genocide in Turkey...

Your Last Chance To See The Real-Life 'Up' House Before It's Demolished

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

A real-life version of the house from the house in Pixar film Up could finally be set for demolition despite public outcry. The tiny - and now dila...

David Starkey Hits Out At Stephen Lawrence's Mother For 'Treating Blacks As Victims'

PA | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK

Ethnic minority groups and disabled people should not "assume the status of victim", according to historian David Starkey. In a wide-ranging interv...

Everyday Is History in the Making and We Are All Historians: In My Footsteps App

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech
Fisayo Fadahunsi

Similar to my grandparents, these residents have stories that, when shared, have the potential to teach others not only about themselves, but also about their communities. A power that they are realising through a new mobile phone app called 'In My Footsteps.'

This Was The Car Of The Future... In 1932

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

In 1932, a very strange vehicle was doing the rounds of the motoring shows and fairs. It was an enormous wheel, powered by a large noisy engine and lo...

These Incredible Inventions May Be Lost Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Tech

When divers discovered the wreck of an ancient vessel in the 1900s, little attention was given to a muddy box that was found alongside the wreckage. ...

100 Years Of Women's Fitness In 100 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness fads come and go, with Thighmasters, ab rollers and aerobics videos cluttering cupboards and spare rooms across the nation, but some resonate ...

The Richard III Reburial: What Does It Say About Us?

Greg Jenner | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Greg Jenner

Yesterday's funeral was about us: about what we feel when we talk about the past, or the concept of death. It was a wish-fulfilment exercise for our own confused emotions about who we are as people, and where we originated...

21st Century Mughals

Joty Chopra | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

Words can't describe the horrific and inhuman acts taking place in the name of religion by Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The brutal beheadings, the tortured deaths, the horrific treatment of children and raping women is a copy of what the Mughals did to the Sikhs during the 15th Century.

Jeremy Clarkson: The Denim-Wearing Jester We Like to Boo

Greg Jenner | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

Clarkson would have appealed to Francois Rabelais, the humanist scholar of 16th Century France whose grotesque satire was deeply offensive, despite his being a man of the cloth. The most celebrated Rabelaisian writing focused on the Carnival which perpetuated the medieval traditions of the Feast of Fools in which society briefly revelled in anarchic chaos.

Top Five Tudors

Stuart Laws | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

After spending six weeks watching Mark Rylance do the best "I'm glum but determined and actually a lot smarter than you imagine" face, whilst also never fully closing his eyes, I now feel totally qualified to pass comment on all things Tudor.

Horology and the Apple Watch - According to My Dad

Jamillah Knowles | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jamillah Knowles

Knight Senior gained his Diploma from the National Association of Goldsmiths in 1960/61. Here's an extract our chat about his world of watchmaking."My close-up eyesight is rubbish and I don't want a really expensive piece of electronics on my wrist that I cannot see. If it needs touching or poking on something so tiny, I'd get frustrated."