1. How to Dance Your Way to the Top

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    05/10/2012 by noonobservation

    Someone stuck a leaflet for Zumba classes through my door this week. After tossing it into the recycling, the thought …
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  2. Khartoum! Where god finally sacked Gordon

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    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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  3. Have Students Always Been this Annoying?

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    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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  4. Augustus the (Physically) Strong

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    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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  5. Borodino: Where Napoleon met his Waterloo

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    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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  6. Film Review: Alfred the Great (1969)

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    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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  7. Arthur Wellesley: A Stalker’s Guide

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    30/08/2012 by noonobservation

    There are many advantages to stalking historical figures, rather than the living. Firstly, they have fewer bodyguards (although one shouldn’t …
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  8. Memorabilia

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    24/08/2012 by noonobservation

    I spent a good 10 minutes of my life today trying to remember the name of the founder of the …
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  9. Flash Gordon

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    22/08/2012 by noonobservation

    This week I have been reading this 1890 biography of General Gordon (I have the 8th ed, published 1901) and listening to the …
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  10. Adventures in history

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    21/08/2012 by noonobservation

    I tend to spend a lot of my time in the past, poking around in various historical people and places …
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