Friday, 19 December 2014


On 19 December 1843 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was published. It gave us the immortal words 'bah humbug!' but it also made the phrase 'Merry Christmas' popular. It was uncommon before then.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas food

Puddings used to be meat based (even Xmas pud!). Brussel sprouts were not popular in England till the 17th century. Turkey at Xmas was not common till the 19th century.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas to all our readers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


On 9 December 1979 the WHO declared smallpox to be eradicated. Smallpox was a terrible disease which killed millions of people every year. (It nearly killed out Queen Elizabeth I). Thank you Dr Edward Jenner who invented vaccination in 1796.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Santa Claus

Our modern image of Santa Claus was created by American artist Thomas Nash in 1862


UNESCO has designated Dundee a City of Design

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tudor Christmas

My friend Wendy wrote a history of Tudor Christmas

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Maria Mitchell

The first American woman to discover a comet was Maria Mitchell in 1847. In 1848 she became the first woman member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel was a great woman astronomer of the 18th century and early 19th century. She was the first woman to discover a comet. She would be proud of the people who landed a probe on the comet.

Monday, 17 November 2014


I wrote a brief history of Edmonton in Canada

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Famous Women of the 16th Century

I wrote a list of famous women of the 16th century

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Women Scientists

I wrote a timeline of women scientists. Its a myth that there have been women scientists only recently. There have been women scientists as long as there has been science.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Martin Luther

On 10 November 1483 Martin Luther, one of the great men of the 16th century was born

Saturday, 1 November 2014


I wrote a little history of Winnipeg

Friday, 31 October 2014


I wrote a history of Halloween Happy Halloween everyboday!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

More women's rights

I also wrote a timeline of women's rights in the USA

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Women's rights timeline

I wrote a timeline of women's rights in Britain

Monday, 27 October 2014

British Police

I wrote a brief history of the British police

Friday, 24 October 2014

Women in the 18th Century

I wrote an article about women in the 18th century 

Thursday, 23 October 2014


On 23 October 1642 the first battle of the English Civil War was fought at Edgehill

Monday, 20 October 2014

Queen Matilda

Matilda is sometimes called England's forgotten queen. She came the throne in 1135. However there was another claimant to the throne and they fought a long civil war till 1154. So Matilda never ruled over the whole of England. Nevertheless she deserves to remember as the first queen to reign in England.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Mary Rose

On 11 October 1982 Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose was raised from the sea bed near Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014

William Tyndale

On 6 October 1536 the great English Bible translator William Tyndale was burned.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Monty Python

5 October 1969 was a great day in history. Monty Pythons Flying Circus was first broadcast.

Saturday, 4 October 2014


On 4 October 1957 Russia launched the first artificial satellite Sputnik I

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Elizabeth Short

I wrote a article about Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia. She was the innocent victim of an unsolved murder in 1947

Monday, 29 September 2014


I wrote about the history of arsenic. It was called the widow maker because it was so often used to get rid of unwanted husbands.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Shark Arm Case

I wrote about the shark arm case in Sydney, Australia in 1935. It started when a shark was captured and put in an aquarium. It regurgitated a human arm.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Jack the Ripper

I wrote a timeline of Jack the Ripper

New Zealand

Happy birthday New Zealand. It became a self governing dominion on 26 September 1907.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Queen Mary

I found a very interesting video about Queen Mary of England

Highway of Tears

I wrote a short article about the Highway of Tears in Canada where several women have been murdered or have disappeared

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.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

History of Panties

I made a Youtube video about the history of panties

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Karen Straughan

The BBC interviews Karen Straughan

Friday, 5 September 2014

19th Century Women

I made a vieo about women in the 19th century

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


I wrote a little history of Amsterdam 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Feminist Myths

Here are some interesting myths:

Tuesday, 26 August 2014


I wrote a little history of 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.'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.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Myths about the First World War

I found this very interesting article of myths about the First World War

Monday, 18 August 2014

Women's Rights

I made a video about the history of women's rights