The Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland had long stood under Scandinavian control - Until a marriage arrangement brought them under the rule of the Scottish crown in 1472.
Michael Millar suggests that Superman, created by Jewish comic book legends Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, was the original anti-Fascist - and the American alt-right can't handle it.
An interesting take on current events from our own Jacob Farr, who delves into the murky depths of western meddling in the Middle East. Jacob himself will admit he can be rather explosive when it comes to discussing some issues throughout modern political history, and in this piece he holds no punches. According to Jacob,... Continue Reading →
A rather morbid topic today, however one that struck me as a pet owner and shows the desperation of families and pet owners during the Second World War. At the outbreak of war, naturally, Britain was in a state of shock and hysteria; the uncertainty of another major European conflict hung over the heads of... Continue Reading →
When Japan launched its devastating attack on Pearl Harbour, the United States - and indeed the world - entered a state of shock. America was on its knees, shaken and disturbed by such a callous act of violence. When the dust began to settle and America geared up for war, however, attention turned toward the... Continue Reading →
On This Day, 1945: Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz, freeing thousands of malnourished prisoners and exposing to the world a myriad of horrors. The Soviets had been pressing deeper into Poland throughout January of 1945, and upon reaching Auschwitz, troops encountered a truly horrific scene. In the days preceding their arrival, the Gestapo began systematically destroying... Continue Reading →
Burns Night is a great tradition in Scotland. Every year on the day of his birth, families across Scotland - and the world - sit down to a big plate of Haggis, neeps & tatties. (That's Haggis, turnip & potatoes) Celebrating Robert Burns and his work, for me, typifies Scotland's love affair with language and... Continue Reading →
On This Day, 1066: Harold Godwinson is crowned Harold II, King of England following the death of Edward The Confessor. This would prove to be a interesting year in British history, and one that would end in a dynastic change and new future for England. Upon ascending to the throne, Harold II would have many... Continue Reading →