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Sidney Street Siege and Winston Churchill 1911

Sidney Street Siege and Winston Churchill 1911

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Winston Churchill polymath

Winston Churchill as Home Secretary 1911, dressed in Top Hat it could be mistaken for a scene from the Silent movies but find out what happened and decide for yourself was it ‘over-the-top’ for Winston to be there and to call in Artillery?

Winston Churchills Legacy a balanced perspective

Winston Churchills Legacy a balanced perspective

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Winston Churchill polymath

How can you get a balanced view and perspective about this British Prime Minister and what his real legacy is on this (2015) the 50th Anniversary of Winston Churchill’s state funeral. The historians and politician’s literature never mind Winston’s own writings are huge. He never did a single TV interview Professor Vernon Bogdanor does us all proud with this excellent video lecture, in his roles as Emeritus Professor of Law and Visiting Professor of Political History at the excellent Gresham College find a little time and get an excellent balanced view and appraisal of the legacy left to us all by Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill by Lord Carington Interview BBC Newsnight

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Winston Churchill polymath

Winston Churchill by the last man alive to have worked with him post war in cabinet, the rather charming Lord Carington. There isn’t anyone else that worked with him left to tell us. Its a charming and forthright short piece, simply delightful video.

Winston Churchill 50th Anniversary Tribute

Winston Churchill 50th Anniversary Tribute

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Winston Churchill polymath

The start of a series of some facets of Winston Churchill and his intriguing connections, the character of the man himself his triumphs and failures, his polymorphic abilities, science, writing, oratory excellence, the people he knew and what he thought about them and vice versa. Simply one of the most intriguing men in at least British 20th century history, he had his failing but packed huge amounts in to a life of extremes and huge contrasts. What can we find and connect as a series on the intriguing people he was involved with, how he promoted and developed science and technology throughout his career and a little colour about the character of the man.

American History in Law a chronology

American History in Law a chronology

American History told by the English translations of the original sources from Columbus to the modern day. There is something that is so enlightening and inspiring the closer to the source material you can get. There is quite a lot of overlap here between what impacts on American and British History and its a fascinating set of documents from the Yale Avalon Project and Collection.

Libby Lane 1st Lady Bishop of Church of England

Libby Lane 1st Lady Bishop of Church of England

1st Woman Bishop Libby Lane ordained by the Church of England by the Archbishop of York, what a moment in British History to celebrate.

Night Will Fall Harrowing but Excellent Holocaust Documentary

Night Will Fall Harrowing but Excellent Holocaust Documentary

Night will Fall Holocaust Documentary based on the 1945 Documentary film documenting the aftermath of the German Concentration Camps now being screened after a 6 year project by the Imperial War Museum to complete the original film in accordance with the script and sequences which involved film makers of the allies including Alfred Hitchcock, Bernstein the British Director, Richard Crossman’s script and narration and Richard Dimbleby father of the current broadcasters David and Jonathan. The document is a must watch but make sure you are braced to witness records made in the raw as allied forces went into the camps and witnessed for themselves the consequences of the crimes committed in the name of Germany. It should be required watching for Holocaust deniers.

Richard III Illegitimate?

Richard III Illegitimate?

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series House of York

The remains of King Richard III discovered in Leicester in 2013, continue to shed new light on the dynasty that ruled during the War of the Roses.

Tower of London Poppies Pictures to Download

Tower of London Poppies Pictures to Download

Tower of London Poppies Pictures FREE to Download Good news on Hampshire History our sister project, some pictures we snapped have been loaded to our Facebook Page for HH and you can download them for free. Just shared because whilst a staggering 4 million people have got there, not everyone will be able to. Reasonable…

Anatomy Act 1832

Anatomy Act 1832

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series Statutes of Law

Body Snatching could make your body worth more dead than alive and the Anatomy Act was one way of starting toa ddress this dreadful and workhouse Regime fuelled fear by legislating to protect the corpses of the poor, this act lasts into the 20th Century so it was certainly significant well-beyond it’s original foundation,,,

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