Historical

Recycling to Win the Second World War

Henry Irving

As the Battle of Britain raged overhead, the nation's women were urged to salvage metal for the war effort. But was it just propaganda? An official notice appeared in British newspapers on 10 July 1940, the first day of the Battle of Britain. Attributed to Lord Beaverbrook, the press baron turned Minister of Aircraft Production, [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Source: History Today

On July 17, halfway through a flight from Amsterdam to Malaysia, a passenger plane was shot down over the war-torn Ukraine-Russia Border. All 298 people on board, most of whom were citizens of the Netherlands, died in the explosion.

It was the second Malaysian Air flight to disappear in 2014, after flight 370 crashed over the Indian Ocean on March 8.

The plane took off from Amsterdam at 10:31 GMT. It was expected [...]

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

On July 14, 2016, thousands gathered along the seafront of Nice, France to celebrate Bastille Day—the country's independence holiday. The mood turned from joy to horror, when a white truck barreled through a pedestrian-filled closed street. In the end, 86 were dead, including 10 children, and 304 spectators were left injured.

While fireworks shot into the sky for 30,000 spectators, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian man who had been planning his attack for a year, [...]

Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Henry VIII and the Lords of the Council

David Starkey

‘Pastime with good company' – how the image of ‘Bluff King Hal' glosses over the harsh realities of life-and-death court intrigues played out among the nooks and crannies of the king's private apartment. A king spying on his councillors from 'a window above' is hardly our image of 'Bluff King Hal'. Yet that is [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Source: History Today

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Wed, Sep 12, 2018
Source: History Today

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