WW1 Remembrance Poetry Art and Hope

WW1 Remembrance Poetry Art and Hope

The Digital Archives of WW1 Poetry needs little introduction. Worthy of a reflective browse and full of deeply moving artefacts. When souls in the extremes of horrific wars raise themselves to such heights, in spite of all they face, it feels like the least we can do is to take inspiration from their art and…

Post 1754 Marriage Registers

Post 1754 Marriage Registers

Post 1754 marriage registers following Hardwickes Act of the same year give a wealth of information for the family and local historian. Details of the bride and groom are obvious but who were the witnesses and what was their relationship to the couple?

Book of Kells Medieval Masterpiece

Book of Kells Medieval Masterpiece

The Book of Kells is a Medieval masterpiece that survived the Viking raids over a thousand years ago and can be seen at Trinity College Dublin.

The Mystery of John Trehearne

The Mystery of John Trehearne

This entry is part 9 of 8 in the series Intriguing London

This entry is part 9 of 8 in the series Intriguing LondonA stroll around Southwark Cathedral is a perfect way to escape the bustle of Borough Market. Grand monuments in churches are fascinating, they instantly require our attention but most times we pass on by, content to limit our knowledge to the inscription. But there…

Hiroshima an English Perspective

Hiroshima an English Perspective

Hiroshima an English Perspective on 70th Commemoration in the spirit of hope, resilience and reconciliation with thanks to a unique 390 year old Bonsai Tree, a blog post with references and links commemorating this the 70th anniversary of these dark days but with hope for the future and thanks to Master Yamaki.

The Great Seals of England

The Great Seals of England

The Great Seals of England, have been attached to important state documents for hundreds of years but what is the purpose and ceremony behind them?

Historic Gold in Old Books

Historic Gold in Old Books

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Intriguing London

A chance find in a charity book store, led to the unexpected discovery of a collection of books that belonged to the late Colin Sorenson. All sorts of books on London containing a few historical golden nuggets.

Samuel Johnson and Hodge

Samuel Johnson and Hodge

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Intriguing London

Samuel Johnson and Hodge his cat remembered in Gough Sq London where Samuel Johnson lived and worked on his dictionary with Hodge in attendance.

Military Cap Badge Identification Help Needed

Military Cap Badge Identification Help Needed

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Military Cap badges

Military cap badge identification can be tricky, can you help to identify this one sent to Intriguing History?

Richard II King 1377-1399

Richard II King 1377-1399

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Plantagenet Monarchs

Richard II son of the Black Prince and Grandson of Edward III what kind of a King would he make coming to the throne at just 9 years old, confronting the Peasants Revolt and growing-up with the burden of kingship. Follow his timeline and chronology of the events that shape his life and impact on his kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth I Statue London

Queen Elizabeth I Statue London

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Intriguing London

The Queen Elizabeth I statue in London is that city’s oldest outdoor statue but it no longer stands where it was intended. It was re-positioned in the 1920’s and unveiled by Millicent Fawcett, the noted feminist.

King Henry VIII and the Catholic Church (Part 1)

King Henry VIII and the Catholic Church (Part 1)

How did King Henry VIII and the Catholic church come to so completely at odds over the nullity of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon? Such marriages had been nullified before, so what made Henry’s different?

Parliament Act 1911

Parliament Act 1911

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Constitutional Crisis 1909-1911

The Barons finally give way to democracy and yield their right of veto against democratically approved laws voted on and approved in the House of Commons. An Act of Parliament settles a bitter dispute from the 1909 Peoples Budget and a vital principle that had taken hundreds of years to establish.

Crossbones Graveyard

Crossbones Graveyard

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Intriguing London

Crossbones graveyard in Southwark is adorned with colourful ribbons, a tribute to those Winchester Geese and others who exist on the margins of society. This burial ground has been in existence since Medieval times.

Law of the Land Magna Carta

Law of the Land Magna Carta

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Magna Carta

The Magna Carta brought us many things including the phrase the ‘Law of the land’ but what did it mean?

Magna Carta Translation 1225

Magna Carta Translation 1225

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Magna Carta

The translation of King Henry III’s 1225 Magna Carta in the revised charter of 1215

King John’s Will

King John’s Will

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Magna Carta

King John’s will or testament is held in the Worcester Cathedral archive, it is the oldest original will of any English monarch and is concerned with securing succession.

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1900 Rare footage of Victoria in Dublin

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