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History and Me: Some Musings

Forgive the autobiographical content but I am often asked about some of the issues discussed below. PS Please just ignore if you can't...

Old Law, New Law

In a civil case brought in The High Court, and subsequently which went on appeal to The Court of Appeal, Gaius, the Roman lawyer and...

After the Pandemic ends

A number of people have asked me the question which many of us have been mulling over, namely, 'How will life be different once the...

Gardening Obsessions

During lockdown many people’s thoughts have turned to gardening. Yet only a very tiny minority could be called gardening obsessives. Some...

JW3 Course Synopses for Thursday 30 April

Slightly ahead of myself this week. Weather and deliveries have kept me in ! You can book via JW3 website, search for my name. Morning...

Further Thoughts on The Pandemic

NB Please note that if you have reached this blog through my Home Page you can access over 30 earlier blogs by clicking on 'BLOG' at top...

Bitesize History

April 2019. The first time the Cornish language was used in a prime time television advert; For Kelly's Cornish Ice Cream Allegedly,...

Two apposite quotes re Pandemic?

1. HL Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe:- " As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more...

Some Information re Blog

One or two people perhaps don't realise that they can access all the blogs, not just the last two or three, by clicking on the word...

Thursday's JW3 Zoom Classes resume

Tomorrow, I begin two new term length courses. In the morning at 11am I am talking about Environment and History In the afternoon at 2pm...

BOOKLIST No 3

For my numismatic friends: Coins and Medals of the English Civil War by Edward Besly. An example of how such books should be written For...

THE PLAGUE OF ATHENS

The Plague of Athens occurred in the middle of The Peloponnesian War (Athens v Sparta) in 430 BC. We have an excellently detailed...

PLAGUE OF JUSTINIAN

One of the earliest plagues for which we have multiple contemporary sources is The Plague of Justinian. Justinian was the Eastern...

BOOKLIST No2

The Butcher, The Baker, and The Candlestick Maker. Roger Hutchinson. The story of The Census since 1861 Histories of the Unexpected. ...

Social Protest, Social Support

'Rough Music' is the usual name given in England to the old, largely rural custom, of showing community disapproval of marital infidelity...