Friday, 27 November 2015

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was an influential woman in 12th century Europe

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Marie Curie

Happy birthday Marya Skoldowska a Polish lady better known to most of us as Marie Curie (7 November 1867

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The Gunpowder Plot

On 5 November 1605 they foiled a plot by Catholics to murder the king and members of parliament. We celebrate with

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Hungary 1956

On 4 November 1956 Soviet tanks drove into Budapest, Hungary to crush an anti-Communist revolution 

Friday, 30 October 2015


This is my history of Halloween 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sunday, 25 October 2015


On 25 October 1415 English longbowmen totally defeated the French at the battle of Agincourt. 'Cry God For Harry, England and St George!'

Saturday, 24 October 2015


On 24 October 1945 the Norwegian traitor Vidkun Quisling who led a puppet regime in Norway during the Second World War was hanged

Monday, 19 October 2015


On 19 October 1781 a British army surrendered at Yorktown during the American War of Independence ensuring US independence

Friday, 16 October 2015


On 16 October 1384 a woman named Jadwiga was crowned king of Poland. (To make it clear she ruled Poland in her own right and not just a queen by marriage).

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Mary Rose

On 11 October 1982 Henry VIII's warship The Mary Rose was raised from the sea bed near Portsmouth. (It sank in 1545).

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Women Rulers

I wrote an article about some famous women rulers in history

Sunday, 4 October 2015


On 4 October 1957 Russia launched the first satellite

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Tea Rationing

On 3 October 1952 tea rationing in Britain ended. Thank God for that.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Monday, 21 September 2015

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Friday, 18 September 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Monday, 14 September 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015


On 13 September 1759 General Wolfe defeated the French at Quebec ensuring Canada became British.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

First Policewoman

On 12 September 1910 Mrs Alice Stebbin Wells became the first policewoman in the world, in Los Angeles.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Queen Elizabeth I

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth I  (7 September 1533)

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Telephone Exchange

On 6 September 1879 the first telephone exchange in Britain opened in Britain in London 3 years after the telephone was invented.

Saturday, 5 September 2015


I wrote a history of California

Friday, 4 September 2015

Los Angeles

Happy birthday Los Angeles. It was founded on 4 September 1781.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

The battle of Worcester

On 3 September 1651 the army of Charles II was totally defeated at the battle of Worcester. Charles himself managed to escape.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Royal George

29 August 1782 was a sad day for Portsmouth. The warship Royal George sank while anchored off the town. About 900 people died including wives and children of the sailors.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

19th amendment

On 26 August 1920 the 19th amendment came into effect. It gave all US women the vote. (Many states already allowed them to vote).

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

First Woman Jockey

On 25 August 1804 Alice Meynell rode a horse in a race at York, England. She became the first recorded woman jockey

Monday, 24 August 2015

St Bartholomews Day Massacre

On 24 August 1572 Catholics in France murdered thousands of Protestants in the St Bartholomews Day Massacre

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 August 1485 Henry Tudor won the battle of Bosworth and began a new dynasty in England

Friday, 21 August 2015

Mary Langdon

On 21 August 1976 Mary Langdon became the first female fire fighter in Britian

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Leon Trotsky

On 20 August 1940 Leon Trotsky got an ice pick that made his ears burn

Sunday, 16 August 2015


On 16 August 1819 the Peterloo Massacre happened. Cavalry charged unarmed people holding a meeting on St Peter's Fields at Manchester. Eleven people are killed and 400 wounded.

Thursday, 13 August 2015


I wrote a brief history of Stockholm 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Happy Birthday Chicago. It was incorporated as a town on 12 August 1833.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Sunday, 9 August 2015


Happy Birthday Singapore independent 9 August 1965

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

First Traffic Light

The first traffic light was in London in 1868. Lit by gas it exploded and killed a policeman.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Mariner 6

On 1 August 1969 Mariner 6 sent back close up pictures of Mars

Friday, 31 July 2015

Ranger 7

On 31 July 1964 Ranger 7 sent back detailed photos of the Moon