This current darkness

I was moved today by the front page of the Spectator that showed the NHS as soldiers in trenches fighting a war. I was incredibly moved by one of my friends who is a radiographer who shaved off his beard so that his PPE would work and I was moved to tears by my own… Continue Reading


What is history about?

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


What is the point of history?

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


Roman Army At War

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