St. Paddy’s Day is one of the most celebrated Christian festivals in the UK and the US, perhaps as popular as any Saint day; but for many it is simply a time to wear green and make merry with friends. If you want to know what the shamrock represents or why St. Patrick is associated with Ireland, then read on ...Read More »
Category Archives: History
Many of us have grown up knowing a little or a lot about Greek mythology, especially those of us who...
There is something to be said about decorum and respect. Surely something like attaining the level o...
If there is one set of myths that has stood the test of time, it is the Greek set. They pervade ever...
In today’s connected world, “reach” will take you far. It’s no longer just about who you know. It’s ...
World War II has fascinated enthusiasts for years. Most schoolchildren are taught about it as part o...
World War II has fascinated enthusiasts for years. Most schoolchildren are taught about it as part of their school curriculum and it is the war that led to the creation of the United Nations. Here I would like to share with you 5 things that you perhaps weren’t taught in school about World War II. 5. Russia and Japan ...Read More »
Tales of splendidly colourful lands, fierce magical battles and of various fantastical creatures are some of the many splendid characteristics that separate the Norse myths from those of many others. Here I share 5 of my favourite Norse myths, although I have to admit it was flipping hard to do! 5. How Odin lost his eye Odin, the King ...Read More »
If there is one set of myths that has stood the test of time, it is the Greek set. They pervade every aspect of Western society to date and here I will share what I believe are 5 of the best Greek myths of all time. 5. The 12 Labours of Heracles It was said that Zeus’ wife, Hera, ...Read More »
For a long time, history has been dominated by the male heroes and warriors, with the women often being relegated to the back seat. So now we shine the spotlight on the female warriors.. Here we pay tribute to 5 of the toughest and most badass warrior women in history. 5. Artemisia of Halicarnassus/Artemisia I of Caria Best known, ...Read More »
There have been many warriors throughout history, some are revered for their skills, others feared for their brutality. One thing’s for sure, deciding on the 5 most badass warrior men has been tough. Read on to see who I’ve chosen… 5. William Wallace Many people think they know everything there is to know about this man because they watched ...Read More »
Police forces around the world exist to preserve order and protect citizens. At times, however, the public and members of the force clash, and the resulting cases of police brutality highlight problems of political expression, corrupt authority, and the essential problem of equipping humans with the capacity to commit violence. These five cases highlight the issues involved with police brutality ...Read More »
Modern psychology would not be the same without these guys. They paved the way for other doctors to really delve deep into the human psyche. They’ve caused controversy, many of them don’t agree with one another, and their principals still divide the psychiatric community. Here’s a shout out to 5 guys that did psychology right! I know some of you ...Read More »
Mankind is well known for warring. It’s rare for any civilisation in history to not have been affected by war of some kind. Many are short-lived conflicts, but there are some that stand out not only for their bloodiness, but also for their length. In this post we reflect upon 5 of the longest wars in our known history. Let’s ...Read More »
Throughout history there have been tough women who have held on to what was theirs and became immortalised in living memory. Here we examine 5 of the greatest Queens in European history, that have ever lived. 5. Eleanor of Aquitane Eleanor was a rather magnificent woman. Inheriting her deceased father’s Duchy of Aquitaine and Poitiers, aged just 15, she ...Read More »