Monday, 22 September 2014

Highway of Tears

I wrote a short article about the Highway of Tears in Canada where several women have been murdered or have disappeared www.localhistories.org/crime/highway

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The St Valentines Day Massacre

I wrote about the St Valentines Day Massacre in Chicago www.localhistories.org/crime/stvalentine

Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Benders

I wrote about the Benders, a family of murderers who killed people and robbed them in Kansas in the 1870s www.localhistories.org/benders

Cleveland Torso Murders

I wrote about some unsolved murders called the Cleveland Torso Murders. They took place in the 1930s. www.localhistories.org/crime/cleveland

Friday, 19 September 2014

Dr Crippen

I wrote about Dr Crippen. He is famous because he was the first murderer to be caught by radio. www.localhistories.org/crime/crippen 

Gordon Cummins

I wrote about Gordon Cummins, a murderer of the Second World War. He is sometimes called the Blackout Ripper www.localhistories.org/crime/cummins

Sunday, 14 September 2014

50 famous women in history

Its a myth that there were no powerful or influential women before the 19th century. To try and explode this myth I made a video of 50 famous women who were born before the 19th century. http://youtu.be/grmTVzb5PCc

Sunday, 7 September 2014

History of Panties

I made a Youtube video about the history of panties http://youtu.be/1J7GJiylHYg

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Karen Straughan

The BBC interviews Karen Straughan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guSVPtmincc

Friday, 5 September 2014

19th Century Women

I made a vieo about women in the 19th century http://youtu.be/ATrm6O6ZvPU

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Amsterdam

I wrote a little history of Amsterdam www.localhistories.org/amsterdam 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Feminist Myths

Here are some interesting myths: https://time.com/3222543/5-feminist-myths-that-will-not-die/

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Angola

I wrote a little history of Angola www.localhistories.org/angola

Sunday, 24 August 2014

St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

On 24 August, St Bartholomew's Day 1572 Catholics in France began murdering thousands of French Protestants. The massacre began in Paris and soon spread to other parts of France. When the Pope heard the news he ordered a Te Deum (hymn of praise) be sung.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Bartholomew's_Day_massacre

Friday, 22 August 2014

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 August 1485 Henry Tudor won the battle of Bosworth. Richard III was killed and Henry became King Henry VII founding the Tudor dynasty in England. www.localhistories.org/henryvii

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Myths about the First World War

I found this very interesting article of myths about the First World War http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25776836

Monday, 18 August 2014

Women's Rights

I made a video about the history of women's rights http://youtu.be/N8xg1CDLzbY

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

London Place Names

I wrote an article about the origin of place names in London. Unfortunately some of them are a mystery. www.localhistories.org/londonnames 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Women in the 16th Century

I made a video about women in the 16th century http://youtu.be/z1qZeq35K7o

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Women's History Video

I made another video of facts about women's history http://youtu.be/BTTxjxKFb-M

Friday, 1 August 2014

Famous Women in History

I wrote a list of famous women in history www.localhistories.org/womenfam

Thursday, 31 July 2014

More Women's History

I made another video. More women's history http://youtu.be/ivRMg_H618w

Monday, 28 July 2014

Robespiere

On 28 July 1794 Maximilien Robespierre was guillotined. www.localhistories.org/frenchrevolution

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Madagascar

I wrote a little history of Madagascar www.localhistories.org/madagascar

Monday, 21 July 2014

Neil Armstrong

On 21 July 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man on the Moon. Well done Neil. www.localhistories.org/moon 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Origins of Old Sayings

I made a video about the origins of old sayings  http://youtu.be/LDUkTwoI7cQ 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Ruth Ellis

On 13 July 1955 Ruth Ellis was hanged. She was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. www.localhistories.org/capital

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Myths about old sayings

I made a video about myths about where old sayings come from. Unfortunately there are many of them. http://youtu.be/B97gnvDNv0U 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Thomas More

On 6 July 1535 Thomas More was beheaded. But don't spare any tears for him. From 1529 to 1532 More was chancellor of England and he persecuted Protestants. He was responsible for the deaths of several people. In 1530 a man named Thomas Hitton was burned at Maidstone. Thomas More called him 'the Devil's stinking martyr'. Thomas More got what he deserved. www.localhistories.org/more

Friday, 4 July 2014

Gosport

I made a new video about Gosport in Hampshire http://youtu.be/FUJACtyLMeE

Patreon

I now have a patreon account. You can pledge to give each time I make a new history video for youtube.  All support gratefully received!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Canada

Two dates in Canadian history. On 3 July 1608 Quebec was founded. On 3 July 1814 the Americans invaded Canada but they soon withdrew. www.localhistories.org/canada

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Havant, Hampshire

I made a video about the history of Havant in Hampshire http://youtu.be/eXnqisgwEzE

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Portchester

I uploaded a new video about Portchester, near Portsmouth. Its famous for its Roman fort. http://youtu.be/kI8uTcq3Y3o

The Somme

On 1 July 1916 the battle of the Somme began during the First World War. On the first day 19,000 British soldiers were killed.

Monday, 30 June 2014

North End

I made a video about the history of North End in Portsmouth http://youtu.be/3Mj80i5Jivw

Friday, 27 June 2014

Waterlooville

I made a video about Waterlooville in Hampshire http://youtu.be/FESede20sm4

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Portsea

I made a video about the history of Portsea in Portsmouth http://youtu.be/o9HgwOwC0xE 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Little Big Horn

On 25 June 1876 the Native Americans won a great victory at the battle of Little Big Horn. www.localhistories.org/nativeamericans

Friday, 20 June 2014

Uruguay

I wrote a little history of Uruguay. Its a poor country and it has a tragic past but recently the economy has been growing strongly and there is reason to be optimistic for its future. www.localhistories.org/uruguay

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Peelers

On 19 June 1829 Robert Pool founded the first modern police force in London. They were called bobbies or peelers after him

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Iceland

Happy birthday Iceland. It became independent of Denmark on 17 June 1944. www.localhistories.org/iceland