Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Women Rulers

I wrote a list of women rulers in history www.localhistories.org/womenrulers

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. www.localhistories.org/normans

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. www.localhistories.org/maryrose

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Women's Suffrage

I wrote a history of women's rights www.localhistories.org/womensrights

Monday, 6 October 2014

William Tyndale

On 6 October 1536 the great English Bible translator William Tyndale was burned. www.localhistories.org/tyndale

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 www.localhistories.org/space

Friday, 3 October 2014

Women's Firsts

I made another video - a list of women who were the first to achieve things. http://youtu.be/YbasOZ7y5vU

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 www.localhistories.org/black

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. www.localhistories.org/arsenic

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. www.localhistories.org/shark

Friday, 26 September 2014

Jack the Ripper

I wrote a timeline of Jack the Ripper www.localhistories.org/jacktime

New Zealand

Happy birthday New Zealand. It became a self governing dominion on 26 September 1907. www.localhistories.org/newzealand

Monday, 22 September 2014

Queen Mary

I found a very interesting video about Queen Mary of England https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXL4WL9y9qg

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, 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


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


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


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

Thursday, 24 July 2014


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