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CHINA: Taking advantage of the Pandemic

As the world agonises over how to contain the corona pandemic, eyes have been diverted from China's increasingly bellicose foreign policy...

A House Through Time: Teacups

David Olusogo's television programme, A House Through Time (BBC 2 26th May), this time features a house in my home city of Bristol. The...

Relevant or Not? You decide

Below I list a number of quotations from Prime Ministers, Political Commentators, and others. You may find them interesting, even...

Booklist No 4: Something for everyone

HISTORY. 4 new books which have received excellent reviews:- The Habsburgs by Martyn Rady Mussolini's Italy by Richard Bosworth Putin's...

Politicians don't change!

In an earlier blog concerning the economic crisis of 1706 and the political one of 1714, I mentioned the extraordinary character, Henry...

Thursday 14th May JW3 Lecture Synopses

Morning: Floods We begin with a general introduction pointing out the effects of climate change. We then tackle the first of our three...

1945-2020: VE75

Information Note: If you sign into my twitter, @talkhistorian, it will automatically let you know when I post a new blog. I am not...

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...