Today I have been running a history workshop in a fantastic school. During the lunch hour I spoke to the dinner ladies who told me how much they loved history. This has posed the question, what is this all about? History is a complex intersection of a number of components. These components are the building… Continue Reading
A good friend of mine quoted someone who neither of us could remember, maybe you know and could tell me in the comments section, that history is “just one bloody thing after another” and they might well be right. At university, towards the end of my study, I came to the conclusion that a career… Continue Reading
In my work I teach a variety of topics. One of the most popular is Stone Age. When I start my day off I start off with the concept of Prehistory. This introduces the idea that there was something before writing and records. From this I explain to children born this century, in fact last… Continue Reading
In this image we see the Roman Army engaged in a battle (to the left). As the heavy infantry engage the Dacians the Emperor “interviews” a prisoner held before him by an auxiliary soldier. The legion was for the battle winning action whilst the role of the auxiliary was to enable them to win. Behind… Continue Reading
A fascinating Victorian toy.
I have a talk coming up in March that quite frankly is scaring me to death. I have to give a series of forty minute talks to some ….. teenagers! (Dan Dan Daaa!) So yes I am brushing up on my Classical knowledge. As a young and foolish man I really hated the Classics in… Continue Reading