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 →
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
London is a city steeped in history and culture, with its landmarks known worldwide. From Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London to Trafalgar Square, it is a truly wondrous city. Another notable and iconic landmark, the Tower Bridge, was officially opened on this day in 1894. It is a remarkable piece of... Continue Reading →
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 →
The Switzerland-Serbia match reminded us that football sometimes boils over into politics. In 1969 the beautiful game played its part in an ugly event.
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.
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 →