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The Presence of Death

I remember when I was a kid my father took all of us on a road trip to American Civil War battlegrounds (yeah). Most of what I remember is the endless driving and the cheap motels we stayed at. 2,025 more words

Betty Safran Malyon

Fredricksburg

About a month ago we decided to take a day trip out of the city.  We drove 45 to 60 minutes south to Fredricksburg, Virginia.  Our first stop was the Visitor’s Center.   266 more words

Saratoga

After driving three days and 780 miles, staying nights in two Walmart parking lots and one Cabela’s parking lot we have arrived last night at Saratoga Casino and Racetrack where we can park for the night in their back parking lot for free too. 506 more words

Daily Post

The Battle of Culloden

Today marks the anniversary of the battle of Culloden, near to Inverness, on 16 April 1746. The battlefield is now maintained and interpreted by the… 33 more words

Heritage Sites

Rediscovering Richard III

As someone who works in heritage but also loves to visit and enjoy it, my time off often has the feel of a busman’s holiday. This Easter was no exception.   1,195 more words

History

Remembering Britain's Forgotten Civil Wars

I recently visited the National Civil War Centre located in Newark, Nottinghamshire. According to its visitor guide its purpose is as follows:

“We aim to uncover this crucial yet under explored turning point on the history of the British Isles and world beyond, through human stories, fascinating objects and our programme of temporary exhibitions and events.” 1,267 more words

History

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

In the summer of 1915, the First World War in Flanders had reached an uneasy stalemate. The opposing troops sat in their trenches, sometimes a mere 50 metres away from each other. 314 more words

Flanders