Tag Archives: History

  1. The Colour of History


    07/12/2012 by noonobservation

    This week I thought it was time to revisit my main thesis. This has absolutely nothing to do with my …
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  2. Charles XII vs My Gran


    22/11/2012 by noonobservation

    Ever since I can remember, my Swedish grandmother has been referred to within the family as “Karl den Tolfte” – …
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  3. The Life of Boris: A Very Naughty Boy


    16/11/2012 by noonobservation

    In the corner of a second-hand bookshop next to Sherborne Abbey, I recently met a handsome Russian cavalry officer by …
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  4. Stuffed Horses and the Men who Loved Them


    09/11/2012 by noonobservation

    Underneath every great general there has always been a great horse. Very few however have gone on to achieve lasting …
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  5. Blücher: How Care in the Community Saved Europe


    02/11/2012 by noonobservation

    You don’t have to be mad to be a Napoleonic Field-Marshal, but it helps. When Napoleon escaped imprisonment on Elba …
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  6. The Wonders of Dorset


    26/10/2012 by noonobservation

    Instead of writing my blog last week, I thought it about time that I graced the good people of Dorset …
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  7. The Lost Chronicle of Harold Godwineson


    14/10/2012 by noonobservation

    The mention of 1066 used to make my eyes glaze over with the anticipation of another look at that damned …
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  8. How to Dance Your Way to the Top


    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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