Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bible Who's Who

I wrote a Who's Who in the Bible

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

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


I wrote a brief history of Pakistan

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.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Planet Mercury

I wrote a history of the planet 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

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


I made yet another video. This one is of Southsea, (Part of Portsmouth)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Charles Dickens

9 June 1870 was a sad day for Portsmouth. Our most famous son, Charles Dickens died.

Saturday, 7 June 2014


Happy birthday Norway. It became independent from Sweden on 7 June 1905.

Thursday, 5 June 2014


A gentleman sent me an article about Luddites in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.

Monday, 2 June 2014


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.