British History

Nine of diamonds, or the curse of Scotland: an etymological drama in two acts: Act 2, Scene 1

<i>Battles, butchers, and tyrants</i><p>CULLODEN. The <b>battle of Culloden</b> took place on 16 April 1746 between the forces of the Catholic “Young Pretender” <b>Charles</b> …

The perfect home for Outlander fans

Sign up to our <b>Lifestyle</b> newsletter<p>In terms of world events, the year 1775 was pretty dramatic. It’s the year the American Revolution began with the …

Aberdeen

The art of war: Scotland's military memorabilia granted heritage protection

Scotland's regimental museums have won national recognition as 'must-see' collections.<p>The golden thread of Scotland’s proud military history has won …

Scotland

30 Things You Didn't Know About Outlander

Go behind the scenes of Starz's addictive time-traveling drama.<p>We know you've been waiting patiently for your weekly dose of <i>Outlander</i> every Sunday night, but there's more to the show—and the book series on which it's based—than meets the eye. Here, 30 things you didn't know about Starz's …

TV

Have You Noticed That Outlander's Theme Song Keeps Changing?

If you find yourself humming along to <b>Outlander</b>'s hauntingly beautiful and timeless theme song during the opening credits, you're not the only one. Each season of the show has distinct themes that have been organically reflected in the credit sequence and score; Celtic instruments are played in …

TV

Archives, sparking memories and bringing generations together

Picture courtesy of the M&S Company Archive<p>It’s Explore Your Archive week, and today’s themed hashtag is #archivecatwalk. As much as we’re enjoying …

BATTLE OF HASTINGS 2017 PLAZA EDIT – 2nd – TEAM DENNIS ENARSON

Doing it for Team Dennis Enarson, the San Diego power duo of Garrett Reynolds and Chad Kerley take over the Source BMX plaza for a strict 1-hour …

Extreme Sports

True Kilts: Debunking the Myths About Highlanders and Clan Tartans

By Lisa HixToday, a man’s pride in his Scottish heritage is often asserted by wearing a kilt made of his clan tartan—a fabric woven with the specific …

Scotland

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region: North France

This region of north France takes in the two departments of Nord and Pas-de-Calais that are now in the new Hauts de France region.<p><b>Nord</b> is a …

France

Apprentice Watch, Week 7 - the wheels come off

For both Charles and Andrew – savaged by Lord Sugar in the boardroom for ineptitude and immaturity respectively but given an 11th-hour reprieve - the …

Jewish Culture

Edinburgh’s forgotten Viking stone to get new home

It is one of the most historic relics to be found in the heart of Scotland’s capital – but lies fenced off from the public in the shadow of the …

History

"The People vs..." — Why the State Claims To Be a Victim of Crime

By: Chris Calton <br>Our criminal justice system offers an interesting paradox. If a criminal commits a violent action against a peaceful person — say, a …

Law

Which was the most feared Highland clan?

The violence meted out by Highland clans reached epic proportions as honour, power and territory were pursued and defended in equal, often barbaric, …

Scotland

Leeds golf club unveils memorial to soldiers killed in France

A golf club in Leeds has unveiled a new memorial dedicated to those who died in France during one of the bloodiest battles of the First World …

Leeds

Digital archiving: disrupt or be disrupted?

Economist Joseph Schumpeter popularised the term ‘creative destruction’ to describe the theory that technological advances make obsolete not just …

Determine

Rother Books to open in Sussex

A new independent bookshop called Rother Books is to open in the historic town of Battle, East Sussex, later this week.<p>Owned by Ian Cawley, former …

What Teddy Roosevelt Taught Mao About Naval Power

Theodore Roosevelt was an avowed Mahanian. He was also a closet Maoist! Or at least, his convictions about strategies for lesser competitors ran …

History

Battle of Hastings 2017 – Team Young Plaza Edit 3rd Place

Check out team Young’s 3rd place entry from the 2017 Battle of Hastings plaza contest featuring Travis Hughes and Boyd Hilder murdering the Source! …

BMX

Remembering the British 'pet holocaust': WW2's slaughtered cats and dogs

A very sad episode in British history would have almost passed me by if it had not been for author Hilda Kean writing her book <i>The British Cat and Dog</i> …

Pets

Pig or Pork? Cow or Beef?

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we often talk about the origins of words and expressions that we use in …

Linguistics

'Walking Dead' Star on the Season's Biggest "Gut-Wrenching" Battle Yet

"It tore my heart out," actor Khary Payton tells THR about the latest season eight episode.<p><b>[Warning: This story contains spoilers for season eight,</b> …

TV

Discovery of 'lost' painting reveals Admiral Lord Nelson's facial scarring and missing eyebrow

It is not uncommon for prominent figures to have their imperfections airbrushed out of history.<p>But Admiral Lord Nelson’s facial scarring and missing eyebrow will now be presented in all their glory, after the the discovery and painstaking restoration of a “lost” painting, which included the removal …

Military History

Exploring Northern France with DFDS

The Travelbunny Northern France is an area that, for some unknown reason, has completely escaped my travel radar. It’s easily accessible from …

France

The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

1<p>Prophets of Reform before Protestantism<p>Start your journey in Renaissance Italy where-right in the pope's backyard-two men gave very different yet …

Religion

Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - An imposing 19th Century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have earned the nickname "Dottyville" from one of Britain's most revered poets.<p>But Craiglockhart War Hospital, now part of a Heriot Watt …

Scotland

Five 17th-century hauntings

<b>Katherine Clements, author of new novel The Coffin Path, shares five spooky 17th-century hauntings…</b><p><i>This is a sponsored article.</i><p>The 17th century saw a …

History

What to see and do with loved ones on a surprise visit to Inverness – and how ScotRail is making it even easier to get there

Whether it's a trip to the Highlands or somewhere else in Scotland, a range of great value fares make it easy to spend quality time with the people …

Scotland

The Trent Question January 2, 1862

It is well understood that Great Britain has demanded satisfaction for the Trent affair, in what terms and to what extent is not known at the time we …

American Civil War

English Heritage, Google collaborate to offer free virtual tours

Want to see spectacular old English architecture at its finest? Many people do, but it can often prove too costly for those who do not live in the …

The British King Whose Corpse Exploded During His Funeral

<b>by Alex Carter</b><p>William the Conquerer was an unlikely king who reigned brutally and met an equally brutal end.<p>Born out of wedlock circa 1028 to Robert …

Culture