Monthly Archives: September 2012

  1. Khartoum! Where god finally sacked Gordon


    28/09/2012 by noonobservation

    It’s taken me a bit longer than I expected to finish my book about General Gordon. There are three reasons: …
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  2. Have Students Always Been this Annoying?


    21/09/2012 by noonobservation

    As I rolled over in bed last night, pulling the pillow more tightly about my ears to keep out the …
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  3. Augustus the (Physically) Strong


    14/09/2012 by noonobservation

    Assessing the merits of monarchs causes me more pub arguments than all my spilled drinks and ill-thrown darts combined. I’m …
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  4. Borodino: Where Napoleon met his Waterloo


    07/09/2012 by noonobservation

    Call me strange, but when I get a new diary, I like to ritualistically go through the events of the …
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  5. Film Review: Alfred the Great (1969)


    03/09/2012 by noonobservation

    This year I took part in Ian Dawson’s interactive history seminar at the SHP conference which I was attending for …
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