Monthly Archives: September 2014

Battle of Stamford Bridge

The Battle of Stamford Bridge was one of the most important battles that occurred in 1066 during a period of political upheaval.  Prior to this period was the reign of King Edward the Confessor.  His reign was reasonably prosperous with … Continue reading

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The Battle of Agincourt

The podcast I did was on the Battle of Agincourt. The battle was fought between the French and the English under Henry V. Henry V’s father, Henry IV had usurped the throne from Richard II in 1399 and was seen … Continue reading

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King John and the Magna Carta

John was the first English King to be confined to England. His predecessors controlled vast holdings in France and thus never bothered the English barons for more than a few months of the year; mostly providing the raw materials to … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Scotland

Many thanks to Sam Klee for forwarding along this most excellent summary of recent events in Scotland.  Enjoy!

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Excited For Blog

I’m very excited to be writing for this blog. Cheerio!!!!!

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Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III

I thought I should reintroduce you all to our class mascot (thanks Cheyenne!) Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III. I am letting him take over the blog management. If things go haywire, you can blame him.

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Independent Scotland?

As many of you know, Scotland will be voting on whether to become a totally independent country, or not, on September 18. Through a process known as “devolution” Scotland (and Wales) already had its own Parliament and a large amount … Continue reading

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Female Viking Warriors?

Recently archaeologists and historians have discovered Viking burial sites containing both female bones and weapons. What does this mean? The obvious answer is that women were also Viking warriors. This is what many news headlines have proclaimed. But not so … Continue reading

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Have Extra Money? Major Roman Archaeological For Sale in Nothern England

It looks like the Church of England is selling some land in northern England. But that’s not interesting in and of itself. What is interesting is that included in one of the parcels is a major archaeological site from Roman … Continue reading

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