All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

Napoleon and Josephine, Love Letters and Angst!

Most people have undoubtedly expressed their love for someone in their life. Sometimes love is out of reach, but often […]

The Big Bang Theory (a brief history of…)

Questions about human history and the origins of the universe has puzzled us for thousands of years. The answer to […]

The Promise of Immortal Life?

The elixir of life, according to mythology, if consumed will bring its bearer the promise of immortal life. The substance […]

Remembering Jack: A Little Over a Thousand Days In Office.

Every President wants to be remembered with an amazing record in office. We call this a legacy. John F. Kennedy’s […]

Narrative History’s Man of the Moment.

“History is taught, I believe, by one thing only- sparking interest. This means telling a good story, of which there […]

This is Miroslav Sasek

It was about four years ago that I first came across an illustrated children’s book entitled This is New York […]

Has The Circus Finally Left Town?

No one expected the circus to stay in town for so long! Yesterday, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that […]

The Australian Perspective: Vietnam and The Battle of Long Tan.

The Vietnam War remains to this day, one of the most exhausting and controversial wars Australians have fought in. In […]

The Australian Perspective: The Fall of Singapore.

When a substantial British fleet failed to materialize in the Far East in late 1941, it was inevitable that Singapore […]

The Dance of Death (a brief history of…)

Many amazing works of art have been found painted on the outside walls of cloisters, of family vaults, of ossuaries […]