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

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The St Valentines Day Massacre

I wrote about the St Valentines Day Massacre in Chicago

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

Cleveland Torso Murders

I wrote about some unsolved murders called the Cleveland Torso Murders. They took place in the 1930s.

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. 

Gordon Cummins

I wrote about Gordon Cummins, a murderer of the Second World War. He is sometimes called the Blackout Ripper

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

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. 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Women in the 16th Century

I made a video about women in the 16th century

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Women's History Video

I made another video of facts about women's history

Friday, 1 August 2014

Famous Women in History

I wrote a list of famous women in history

Thursday, 31 July 2014

More Women's History

I made another video. More women's history

Monday, 28 July 2014


On 28 July 1794 Maximilien Robespierre was guillotined.

Thursday, 24 July 2014


I wrote a little history of Madagascar

Monday, 21 July 2014

Neil Armstrong

On 21 July 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man on the Moon. Well done Neil. 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Origins of Old Sayings

I made a video about the origins of old sayings 

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.

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. 

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.

Friday, 4 July 2014


I made a new video about Gosport in Hampshire


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


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

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Havant, Hampshire

I made a video about the history of Havant in Hampshire

Tuesday, 1 July 2014


I uploaded a new video about Portchester, near Portsmouth. Its famous for its Roman fort.

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

Friday, 27 June 2014


I made a video about Waterlooville in Hampshire

Thursday, 26 June 2014


I made a video about the history of Portsea in Portsmouth 

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.

Friday, 20 June 2014


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.

Thursday, 19 June 2014


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


Happy birthday Iceland. It became independent of Denmark on 17 June 1944.