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An obituary

Here is the BBC’s official post about Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, who died last Friday. However, his permanent legacy includes these Powerpoint presentations, originally devised so that he can still educate you about Richard, his life, family and era when he first became unwell enough to do so in person. 11 more words

Richard III

There is more in Africa!

There’s more to Africa than minerals,

There’s more to Africa than animals,

There’s more to Africa than land,

There’s more to Africa than the sun, 32 more words

Again, Washington was not a murderer: adieu at last to Adam Ruins Everything

Part the last of our series on Adam Ruins Everything‘s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Truth” episode focuses on the concluding statements.

Disillusioned narrator: So George Washington was a wealthy elitist and murderer who led drunks into battle against their will to fight for a cause they could not care less about.

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What History Is For

Manchester Movement Histories

By Dr Kerry Pimblott

The key to a more just future lies in a real reckoning with our collective pasts.

At least that was the thinking of the eminent scholar-activist, W. 745 more words


aiucentre reblogged this on Reading Race, Collecting Cultures and commented:

A couple of weeks ago I (Hannah) wheeled a precariously-laden trolley of archive boxes over the road to the Friend's Meeting House, to be the source material for a day-long research workshop for undergraduate History students. Reblogged from History@manchester, here are Dr Kerry Pimblott's reflections on what was a hugely inspiring day for all of us.

The British Monarchy

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy which means a monarch – rather than an elected president for example – acts as the head of state. 1,116 more words

Civil War Talk Radio Civil War Memories: Contesting the Past in the United States since 1865

On this episode of Civil War Talk Radio, host Gerry Prokopowicz interviews British historian Robert J. Cook about his book, Civil War Memories: Contesting the Past in the United States since 1865… 28 more words


History as an Act of Faith

Here’s an interview with the late historian Kenneth M. Stampp from the 1980s. He gives some basic information about being a historian. This is from a PBS show called “The Open Mind.” 6 more words