Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bible Who's Who

I wrote a Who's Who in the Bible www.localhistories.org/biblewho

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

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Pakistan

I wrote a brief history of Pakistan www.localhistories.org/pakistan

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

Monday, 16 June 2014

Planet Mercury

I wrote a history of the planet Mercury www.localhistories.org/mercury

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Magna Carta

On this day in 1215 King John sealed the Magna Carta. Its the foundation of all our freedoms so I think we should call this Magna Carta Day.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

Last hanging

The last aristocrat to be hanged in England was Laurence Shirley, Earl Ferrers in 1760

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Historical myths


I made a video about historical myths http://youtu.be/FESede20sm4

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Southsea

I made yet another video. This one is of Southsea, (Part of Portsmouth) http://youtu.be/CyEQh2_6HvM



Monday, 9 June 2014

Charles Dickens

9 June 1870 was a sad day for Portsmouth. Our most famous son, Charles Dickens died. www.localhistories.org/dickens

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Norway

Happy birthday Norway. It became independent from Sweden on 7 June 1905. www.localhistories.org/norway

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Luddites

A gentleman sent me an article about Luddites in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. www.localhistories.org/huddersfield1

Monday, 2 June 2014

Edmonton

The great Canadian city of Edmonton began as a trading post called Fort Edmonton, built in 1795. It was named after Edmonton in England, which was then a town north of London. However in the late 19th century the settlement began to spread outside the fort. Then in 1892 Edmonton was incorporated as a town and in 1904 it was incorporated as a city. Despite its small size Edmonton was chosen to be the capital of Alberta in 1905. www.localhistories.org/edmonton