Mary, Queen of Scots: Bought and Sold for Hollywood Gold

The upcoming film, Mary Queen of Scots, will shed light on an intriguing era in Scottish history. However, the film - which will see Saoirse Ronan play the enigmatic 16th-century figure - has drawn harsh criticism for its historical inaccuracies. Central to the criticism is the film's depiction of a meeting between the Mary and... Continue Reading →


Faces of Auschwitz — Discover

A collaboration between the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, digital colorist Marina Amaral, and a team of academics, journalists and volunteers, “Faces of Auschwitz” honors the lives of Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners by colorizing their registration photos and sharing their individual stories. via Faces of Auschwitz — Discover

Black Agnes: Scotland’s Most Fearless Female Figure?

The British Isles has been home to some truly formidable women throughout history; from Boudica to Elizabeth I, Suffragettes to Mary Queen of Scots, the list beyond comprehension. Today's post will focus on an individual I only discovered recently, a woman so fearless, dedicated and cunning that those who her crossed probably couldn't quite believe... Continue Reading →

Pets At War

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 →

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