Category Archives: Tangents

History repeats itself or people rarely change?

Book being read: Michael Palin, Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years This is just a quick observation that I have about other people’s observations, oddly enough.  It all began with Michael Palin’s description of the media’s portrayal of the youth in … Continue reading

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Historical Impact

Book being read: J. Shay, Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming/ R. Protz, The Great British Beer Book “They haven’t been trained . . . they wouldn’t know how to read it”, these were the words … Continue reading

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Methodology

Book being read at the moment: P. Krentz, The Battle of Marathon Hello again!  With my return from a great break comes a new blog!  I was speaking to an uncle of mine who asked what it is I am … Continue reading

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Historians as Judges

I have begun reading a book that has been sat on my shelf for some time now, the sort of book you are so used to seeing, you forget you haven’t read it . . .if you know what I … Continue reading

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Competition in Irony

Competition time!  As some of you may know, I work at Shakespeare’s Globe to fund my PhD.  In said Globe, there is a poster written by Bernard Levin called ‘Quoting Shakespeare’, all about the impact of Shakespeare on the English … Continue reading

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