British History

Debris found on a beach in England may be remains of almost 200-year-old Nova Scotia ship

Researchers say remnants of a nearly 200-year-old ship washed up on an English beach could be the soggy remains of a Nova Scotian vessel.<p>The shipwreck was discovered in 2016 on the foreshore of Camber Sands, a popular beach near Rye, East Sussex.<p>Joseph Flatman, head of listing programs at British …

Canadian News

Grade II-listed house where William of Orange stayed on way to Battle of the Boyne on sale for £4m

This home really is fit for a King! Grade II-listed manor house where William of Orange stayed on way to Battle of the Boyne is for sale for £4million<p>…

Northern Ireland

Republican leaders need to remember what happened the last time America chose to be isolated

<b>(CNN) —</b> By attacking our closest allies and their leaders and displaying obsequious deference to the virtual dictator Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has repudiated American global leadership. He has replaced it with a hyper-nationalism and unilateralism that are less of a foreign policy and more the …

Political Science

Britain's War Machine

• https://global.oup.com/academic/covers/pop-up/9780199832675<p>Weapons, Resources, and Experts in the Second World War<p>David Edgerton<p>Challenges popular …

Oxford University Press

Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday commemorated with new china

Dan Marsh/Wikimedia Commons<p>Dan Marsh/Wikimedia Commons<p>The Prince of Wales will turn 70 in November, and to celebrate the occasion, the <i>Royal</i> …

Royal Family

Robert the Bruce not put on Scottish money for fear of Independence support

Royal Mint avoids coin marking Battle of Bannockburn over fears of creating support for Scottish independence<p><b>Royal Mint didn't create a Battle of</b> …

Great Britain

Step into the Past

Local theater company performs in 19th century style<p>Summer 1815. The war of 1812, America's second War of Independence, has ended. In the wake of the …

Great Britain

11 facts about the queen you probably never knew

Dubbed by a historian as 'Elizabeth The Silent,' the life of Britain's longest reigning monarch is far from quiet.

Queen Elizabeth II

The 7 Best Books to Read While You Desperately Await More Game of Thrones

In the midst of the long winter known as the wait for the final season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, it’s important to find ways to stay entertained. And while …

TV Series

What will happen when Prince Philip Mountbatten dies as concerns grow over his health

As concerns for the health of Prince Philip Mountbatten grow, considerations are being taken into his funeral.<p>The Duke of Edinburgh is 97 years old …

Prince Philip

Six Myths About the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain, which took place between July and October 1940, was a major air campaign in which Britain's Royal Air Force defended the …

Royal Air Force

19 Movies & Shows Fans Of The Royal Family Should Add To Their Next Marathon

It's been two months since the royal wedding, and for those who love to follow the royals, it's time to find something new to obsess over. This is a …

Royal Family

History Reveals 'Vikings' Midseason Premiere Date & Trailer at Comic-Con 2018

The wait is nearly over for fans of History's hit <i>Vikings</i>.<p>Announced during Comic-Con 2018, the series from <i>Tudors</i> writer Michael Hirst, will make its …

Comic-Con

Jonathan Rhys Meyers says alcohol “doesn’t suit” him

Vikings and The Tudors actor speaks out after being detained at an airport<p>Jonathan Rhys Meyers has spoken about an incident that saw him detained at …

Alcohol

7 facts about Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard

Famed as Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns (1759–96) penned many famous verses including 'Auld Lang Syne' and 'Address to a Haggis'. A number of …

Literature

Missing Your Fall Shows? Here Are 25 Series You Can Marathon in the Meantime

It's mid-July, and I don't know about you, but I am definitely feeling the effects of the dreaded Summer hiatus taken by shows currently on air, leaving a gaping hole in my schedule and heart. I've had my fun in the sun, taken my bucket list road trips, made those unforgettable memories — now it's …

TV

Pity review, Royal Court Downstairs: a surreal, outrageous and chilling response to our times

A nonchalant, unemployed young man kills time by observing passers-by in an ordinary, verdant town square. People chomp ice-creams, walk their dogs. A brass band oompahs away. An older man, a professor of history, arrives and rants at his daughter that she shouldn’t be living here – there’s no …

War

Amid all the sound and fury, Britain remains an enchanted isle | Financial Times

In the summer of 1659, John Aubrey rarely left his saddle. He was not alone. Thousands were posting over land and ocean without rest. The whole of …

War

'Mission: Impossible 6' Star Henry Cavill Still Wants to Play Bond

Henry Cavill auditioned to play James Bond before the role went to Daniel Craig. Now he’s playing a spy in <i>Mission: Impossible – Fallout</i>, is he …

James Bond

Meet the monarchy with this rare British royal exhibit at the MFAH

Get ready, Houston, for art fit for a king -- when the Museum of Fine Arts welcomes royalty to town in the new exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British …

Fine Art

Looking for an English vacation of hope and glory? Visit Lostwithiel, Corwnall

I've just returned from a trip with my mother to her childhood home town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Located in the southwest foot of England, …

U.S. Politics

Benedict Arnold – Nine Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Most Infamous Traitor

Benedict Arnold is perhaps the most hated (and the most misunderstood) American that ever lived. (Image source: WikiCommons)<p><i>“… I have suffered, in</i> …

Military History

First Scottish historical fiction festival to be held

<b>The first Scottish historical fiction festival is to be held later this year.</b><p>Taking place in Grantown-on-Spey, the event will feature writers Susan Fletcher, Andrew Grieg, SG Maclean, Rosemary Goring and Maggie Craig.<p>It's Nae the Tudors: Scottish Historical Fiction Festival will be held on 8 and 9 …

Festivals

Richard III and the Woodville Faction: The Events Surrounding 1483

This paper examines the Usurpation of Richard III in 1483 and the events leading up to it.

Richard III

WW1 Mini Play for Upper KS2 / Lower KS3

A mini play, ideal for assemblies and topic days, that explores the alliances, power struggles and incidents that led to World War 1. The play …

Remembrance Day

I couldn't put a Labour poster in my window, I didn't want my neighbours thinking I condoned antisemitism

At the last local elections, I just couldn’t face putting a Labour poster in my window. I didn’t want my neighbours in North London to think I …

Jewish Culture

Who was Constance Markievicz, the first female MP?

On 4 February 1868, a baby named Constance Gore-Booth was born in Westminster, London. The circumstances of her birth gave no hint as to the radical …

Winston Churchill

Does The New Exhibit At The US Holocaust Museum Go Too Easy On FDR?

On April 23, 2018, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC opened “Americans and the Holocaust,” a new exhibit that places …

Jewish Culture

Letters to the Editor

Letters are welcome and should be addressed to the Editor at letters@economist.com<p>Why is populism so popular?<p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your …

Tony Blair

Review: Political thriller 'Damascus Cover' gets the job done, but little else

The serviceable but astonishingly generic “Damascus Cover” features the usual political-thriller tropes — tough but haunted protagonist, zigzag of foreign locales, rival spies, arcane twists, shifting allegiances, wedged-in romance — without adding much that feels unique or exciting.<p>In addition, …

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