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Lusitania: A Hundred Years on…

The Lusitania Conspiracy? By Dr Ken Baker View this Author’s Spotlight Paperback, 46 Pages This item has not been rated yet Preview Price: €10.00 Ships in 3–5 business days For one brief shining moment, the Lusitania, a British-built ocean liner, … Continue reading

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The Bitchiness of Historians (The Case of Herodotus)

Historians have always been bitchy towards one another. It just seems to go with the territory. They are touchy, quick to take offence, or apt to chuck cold water, wet blankets and trenchant abuse on one another in ample doses. … Continue reading

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WHAT IF? The Corsican Crisis 1768

One of the more fascinating “what ifs” of European history has to be the handling of the Corsican Crisis of 1768-69.

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Historians are seedy and horrible, says Terry Deary

Article by Sarah Ebner He owes his success to history, but the author Terry Deary has described historians as “seedy and devious”. From The Times May 31, 2010

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4 Reasons why Britain conquered the World

Four vital factors in the Rise of Empire Britain developed through a combination of dynastic shifts, strategic trade outposts and aggressive nationalistic policies, expressed through its navy, into a position of world-wide authority (if not supremacy) between the years 1660 … Continue reading

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