Thursday, 24 May 2018
Author: missfoxy
Edwardian era. British history

The Golden Age of Edwardian Britain 1901–1914

It is time to look at a period in Britain’s history which may seem eerily familiar to modern readers. It was a time when a Home Secretary stood up in the House of Commons and admitted that there had, in the last twelve months, been a net migration to this country of 600,000 people. Most […]

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Fifa World Cup Russia

Which National Team Will Win the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia?

«A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are…» Bill Shankly (1913 – 1981, former Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager) A little bit more than one month left till FIFA 2018 in Russia. Football fans all over the world are waiting […]

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napoleon bonaparte waterloo battle

The Battle of Waterloo 1815. Napoleon Bonaparte

There may be doubts about the facts surrounding the mutiny on the Bounty, but we come now to an integral part of the nation’s history about which there can surely be no possible dispute; that Britain won the Battle of Waterloo. Even asking the very question, ‘Did Britain win the Battle of Waterloo?’ sounds absurd. After all, […]

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Magna Carta 1215: The Great Cornerstone in England’s Temple of Liberty?

Britain was not founded or created at any particular moment, nor was there any event which marked definitely its becoming a nation, such as the signing of a declaration of independence. Instead, the British have the Magna Carta. Before Magna Carta, there are a few memorable dates such as 55 BC and 1066 AD, along with a […]

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Myths That Shaped Our History. The Meaning of Myth

In everyday usage, the word ‘myth’ is now almost synonymous with ‘misconception’ or even ‘lie’. When we describe something as a myth, we are in effect saying that it is untrue. We are in this way robbed of a very useful word with a specific meaning quite unconnected with falsehood or truth; which is unfortunate. […]

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