Historical

Britain's First Youthquake

Martin Evans

Teenagers were agents of change in 1960s Britain, but the birth of youth movements such as the Mods was heavily indebted to the multicultural society from which they grew. [...]
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Source: History Today

Nero was so closely associated with his insanely huge Golden Palace on the Oppian Hill that his previous abode, the Domus Transitoria, was entirely eclipsed by its successor. It was called the Transit House because it extended from the Esquiline to the Palatine so the imperial family could move from one hill to the other moving solely through the buildings, gardens and pools of his private 9,000 square foot palace. It too was [...]

Sat, Apr 13, 2019
Source: The History Blog
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Was the massacre of April 1919 a symptom of British oppression, or an exceptional event?

Amritsar: Reviewing a Massacre [...]
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
Source: History Today

Woman-Ochre, the hugely valuable painting stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1985 and rediscovered in the modest home of a New Mexico couple after their estate was sold in 2017, is being restored by conservators at the Getty Museum and specialists at the Getty Conservation Institute. Cut out of its frame and rolled up by the thieves, then crudely stapled to a frame, [...]

Fri, Apr 12, 2019
Source: The History Blog

In January of 2016, the Queen's State Apartment, the grand rooms occupied by the Queens consort of France from Louis XIV's wife Maria Theresa to the doomed Marie Antoinette, were closed to the public as part of the “Grand Versailles” project, a massive 17-year, €500 million program to restore, upgrade and improve the buildings and grounds of the palace. The Queen's rooms were in need of significant conservation and upgrades [...]

Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Source: The History Blog

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