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W Moss, Every Tombstone Tells a Story. #FWW #Folkestone.

I like talking to the dead, they don’t answer back. I like stories about the dead from the First War War. Sure I like the stock in trade stories of bravery, the tales of valour. 395 more words

National Flags: Are they related, or not?

The national flag of Japan, Nisshōki or Hinomaru, is designated as the national flag in the Law Regarding the National Flag and National Anthem, which was promulgated and became effective on August 13, 1999. 499 more words

War And Destruction

Was the Ottoman Empire really history’s longest-lasting empire? | Byzantine Blog

It was one of the most resilient empires in world history, but how did it start? And why did it end?

This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of… 84 more words

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Gus Casely-Hayford on Fante Asafo Flags | Artist & Empire | TateShots

Curator Gus Casely-Hayford looks at the origins and history of the Asafo flags, made by the Fante people of the Gold Coast of Africa, now known as…

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The politics of history... J G A Pocock

I’ve been reading J G A Pocock, a New Zealander with an international reputation in the world of humanities. Initially a professor of political science at Canterbury University in the 1960s, he has become a leading scholar on the history of Western political thought, particularly of the 17th and 18th centuries.  2,042 more words

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11 quotes from H. Rider Haggard

Today is the anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Rider Haggard (b.22 June 1856 – d.14 May 1925). He was an English writer famous for his adventure stories – but also wrote non fiction. 324 more words

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