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Like most other serious tourists, one of the places I visited in Dublin was Kilmainham jail.  You can only tour the inside if you are part of an official tour and that was a good thing, the building being large, old and confusing.   492 more words


The Forgotten Cavalry Charge of the Royal Savoia

The very idea of the cavalry charge died in front the trenches and machine guns of World War I. The development of the machine gun and the invention of the armored tank destroyed the thousands year old tradition of noble men on noble steeds dashing forward to meet the enemy head-on. 445 more words


"Lost Islamic History", by F. Alkhateeb

F. Alkhateeb, Lost Islamic History. Reclaiming Muslim Civilization from the Past, Hurst & Company, London 2014.
The book can be purchased from the website of… 1,555 more words


The History and Significance of the Norse Goddess Hel

Hel is the Norse goddess of the dead and the underworld. She is the daughter of Loki, the trickster god. Her siblings are the great wolf Fenrir and Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent. 435 more words


Marcos son should stop telling Filipinos his father was a hero

Every time the country commemorates the declaration of martial law (Sept. 21) by the despot Marcos or remembers his birthday (Sept. 11), it is always an occasion that gives his son and namesake, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the chance to mouth his family’s wish to have his father honored by laying him to rest at Libingan ng mga Bayani. 455 more words


Wagga Wagga: where the scent runs dry.

As I mentioned in my last post, Bridget and George Merritt were veritable vagabonds constantly on the move through regional New South Wales. After getting married in Sydney, having their first three children in Mudgee and then moving to Morpeth, Tamworth and down south to Borrowa, I found a baptism for their daughter Charlotte Merritt in Wagga Wagga in on the 5 May 1878. 577 more words

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