Friday Jul 27th, 2012

British Olympic lives

The London Games have unsurprisingly stimulated renewed interest in Britain’s Olympic heritage. The National Archives has made available online records of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games. Chariots of Fire (1981), the film which tells the story of the sprint gold medals won in Paris in 1924 by Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, has been re-released. English Heritage commemorative blue plaques… read more »

Tuesday Jul 15th, 2014

Akbar Jehan and the dialectic of resistance and accommodation

Nyla Ali Khan on her maternal grandmother
Saturday Jul 12th, 2014

Daniel Mendoza: born on the 4th of July (249 years ago)

Ronald Schechter explores the discrepancy around Daniel Mendoza’s true birthday and why it matters
Saturday Jul 12th, 2014

Songs for the Games

Mark Curthoys looks into the history of the Commonwealth national anthems
Monday Jun 30th, 2014

Margot Asquith’s Great War diary

An excerpt from Margot Asquith’s diary
Saturday
Jun 21st, 2014

How much do you know about the First World War?

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Saturday
Jun 14th, 2014

English convent lives in exile, 1540-1800

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Tuesday
Jun 10th, 2014

“Stretch” Johnson, my father

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Wednesday
May 28th, 2014

Mary Lou Williams, jazz legend

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Thursday
May 8th, 2014

Five facts about Dame Ethel Smyth

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Wednesday
May 7th, 2014

Writing a graphic history: Mendoza the Jew

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Tuesday
Apr 29th, 2014

Illustrating a graphic history: Mendoza the Jew

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Monday
Mar 31st, 2014

“A peaceful sun gilded her evening”

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Saturday
Mar 29th, 2014

Five interesting facts about John Tyler

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Tuesday
Mar 25th, 2014

Discussing Josephine Baker with Anne Cheng

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