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Zia Mariannella, Ma’s Birth, and the Nice German Soldier

The first time I met Zia Mariannella, she insisted on feeding me, even though I’d just come from a dinner where I had been stuffed to my eyeballs. 142 more words


Affect and Public History

As per our HIST 5700 seminar guidelines, I am embedding here my favourite episode the Youtube webseries Ask A Slave to be discussed in class.

HIST 5700

From Bosch to Breugel

A short movie about some of my favourite artists: Bosch, Bruegel, Dürer, Van Leyden, Matsys, Broederlam…

They give a couple of good points in the video. 265 more words


"This is your victory!"

Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory

“God bless you all. This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land. In all our long history we have never seen a greater day than this.

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While preparing my thoughts on the 373rd Anniversary of the Battle of Turnham Green....

This was as close as the Royalists ever got to London.  Hastily improvised militia bands were sent out to meet the forces of the King and Prince Rupert and checked his advance at… Turnham Green – now the name of a Zone 2 tube station – but then a field a few miles west of anything anybody called London. 589 more words

Crack, Boom

photos © Jim Hull

It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it. — Robert E. Lee

There is something darkly enticing about guns. 804 more words