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Monday, 30 April 2012

Mayday

Happy Mayday everybody and don't forget to read my history of Mayday www.localhistories.org/mayday  

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Middle Ages

When I was at school I was taught a very biased version of history. In it progress ended with the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and began again with Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century, which is nonsense. 

Medieval Inventions

People often think people in the Middle Ages were primitive but they weren't. Among other things they invented the compass, windmills, the wheelbarrow, mirrors, glasses (the kind you wear), guns, clocks and the printing press. www.localhistories.org/middle 




Saturday, 21 April 2012

Henry VIII

On 21 April 1509 Henry VII died. Henry VIII became king. He proved to be one of England's greatest kings. www.localhistories.org/HenryVIII

Friday, 13 April 2012

Nepal

I wrote a brief history of Nepal. Today Nepal is still a very poor country but it has great potential for tourism and there is reason to be optimistic for its future. www.localhistories.org/nepal  

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Dominican Republic

I wrote a little history of Dominican Republic. Its a poor country but its economy is growing quite strongly. In particular tourism is expanding and there is reason to be optimistic about the future of the country. www.localhistories.org/dominican  

Friday, 6 April 2012

Easter

Don't forget to read my history of Easter at www.localhistories.org/easter  

Mary Tudor

I wrote a little article about Queen Mary Tudor who is sometimes called 'Bloody Mary' because she persecuted Protestants www.localhistories.org/mary