Today marks the 802nd anniversary of the Magna Carta, a monumental moment in British history and a document that still retains its relevance to this day. The excesses and abuses of the monarchy were curtailed by this document, which demanded the acknowledgement of the rights of the English nobility. “To no one will we sell, … More Magna Carta
In parliament some years before, Prime Minster Winston Churchill boldly proclaimed that “we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, and in the streets”, and on June 6th 1944, this came to fruition. The scenic beaches of Normandy would host the largest seaborne invasion force … More On The Beaches and The Landing Grounds: June 6th, 1944
A storm is brewing in the North. Whispers of unbeatable, giant like men. Painted skin with long braided hair wielding sword and axe and shield. Creatures that no good Christian can bear to imagine. Could these men really exist? Are they simply horror stories to embolden our hearts and solidify our faith in God? They are … More Land of Hope and Glory: Vikings and Saxon England
John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, is one of the most recognisable figures in 20th century history. The modernmaverick president who would change the world for the better. Young, attractive and the quintessential American – He was the American Dream. Sadly for JFK however, he is remembered most for the manner … More JFK: The Dawn of the Modern Politician
Last week marked the day in which Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1940. As with many historical events, the press and public look back and ponder the ‘what ifs’, we see montages of his greatest moments and we idolise the man who led a nation in its darkest hour, Britain’s … More Churchill: A Great Paradox
It’s short story time folks so buckle up and let’s delve into a dystopian world in which violence against animals is fully endorsed by the British Prime Minister. One where human life is categorised as ‘low value’ and ‘high value’ and where the working class mindlessly dig their own graves with ballot papers. Sounds horrible, … More The Nasty Party MkII
Britain’s legacy in India is one of bloodshed, division and contempt. Some would say that Britain paved the way to developing a region bogged in centuries of stagnation and creating earth’s largest democracy. However this is far from the reality of our time in the region. Today marks the 98th anniversary of the Amritsar Massacre, … More Amritsar Massacre: The Bloody Legacy of British Rule
On Friday morning I woke to find that President Trump had ordered retaliatory air strikes in Syria in the wake of the Idlib gas attack. That evening, I watched The Who live in Glasgow and the lyrics ‘we don’t get fooled again’ and ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss‘ ring frightfully in … More We Won’t Get Fooled Again…Surely?
Much like the rest of Scotland, the Lothian region is steeped in history and renowned for its beauty, Lothian is also home to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Not many people can claim the focal point of their home town is a castle, perched atop an extinct volcano, of which the lava flow leads down to a … More Lothian and King Lot: Fact or Fiction?
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s comments regarding Scottish nationalism are not only unfounded, but deeply detrimental to the efforts of the Scottish Labour Party. Additionally, he is merely furthering the division we see across the Scottish political landscape. Similar to what we encountered during the Brexit campaign, it is very counterproductive to simply stereotype an entire […]