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Tag Archives: British History
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 7th, 2014
When you grow up expecting things to be a certain way and find out they are not a universal constant, it can be quite bewildering, and when that bewilderment is applied to plumbing, things often get unpleasant.
Today (July 28) marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. A conflict of unimaginable scale that effectively redrew the maps of Europe and the Middle East and cost 16 million people their lives.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on June 26th, 2014
Two things are staggering about the Neolithic sites that pepper the British Isles: the first is that there are quite so many in such a small area—approximately 1,300 stone circles across the British Isles and Ireland, and that’s ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 1st, 2014
Here’s a bit of genuinely twisty time travel that may give you historical vertigo.
Stonehenge, the most iconic set of neolithic standing stones in the world, was built around 5,000 years ago. But a new series of archeological finds have confirmed that the stones were positioned where they are, in the middle of ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 21st, 2014
Today (April 21) is HM Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday, an event that has been marked with the kind of ceremonial events one would expect—guards firing cannons—and some that could only have happened in the modern era.
Before we get started, let’s be clear that traditions are often unique and singular, and have the capacity to travel far and wide. So if we happen across a thing you always do out in Missouri or Seattle, and you’ve never ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 31st, 2013
Before we really get into this, can everyone just take a moment to have a look at this video clip?
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 15th, 2013
Today, I should like to take the person who invented the concept of polls and kiss them full and heartily on both cheeks.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 12th, 2013
As the U.K.
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on September 27th, 2012
David Letterman reminded us last night that while J.K. Rowling may be Britain’s most high profile import to this country, she is by no means the only one.