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Out of the Ruins

I just need to start off this review by saying – reading this one had a twofold purpose. First off,  several of my favorite authors endorsed this one. 488 more words

Historical Fiction

Welcome to the Hotel Russell Group

You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!

All Change Please! has often wondered why the Russell Group of Universities… 599 more words

General Rants And Raves

A Dangerous Legacy

It was about 3am when I finally turned the last page on this one. And as I have said in the past – I’ll say it again – read the author’s note (pg. 455 more words

Book Reviews

The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West

I received two Penguin reprints of Vita Sackville-West‘s novels for my birthday a couple of months ago, and read The Edwardians last week. It’s kind of a literary Downton Abbey but far sharper and funnier. 409 more words

Bayonet, Pike, Dagger and Sword: Martial Arts, Nationalism, and the Gaelic Revival in Early Twentieth Century Ireland

“Superiority in fighting is extremely valuable in view of the large proportion of recent battles where the issue has been decided with cold steel. There is no reason why this superiority should not be at once gained by the Irish Volunteers…”                       — 6,761 more words
Victorian Era

The Bayonet Exercise of the Irish Volunteers

“Make him quick and precise in his movements…”

The following short treatise, written by F. P. Mullin, appeared in the Nationalist Revolutionary journal, the Irish Volunteer… 1,588 more words

Martial Arts