Category: Culture

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Turia Pitt.

This weekend I will be watching with great interest the Hawaiian Ironman. The race itself, a test of endurance, mental […]

Muhammad and the Revelation of God

  According to Muslim tradition, on the 8th of June, 632 CE, following a short illness, the Prophet Muhammad, died […]

Nancy Marie Brown reveals some interesting truths about the Lewis Chessmen, Viking history and Margret the Adroit.

Medievalist and author, Nancy Marie Brown just might be Iceland’s hardest working advocate. She spends a part of each summer […]

History’s Willing Advocate: Q & A with The Freelance History Writer.

The revival in the interest in history has exploded over the last ten years since the advent of amazing blog/website […]

A conversation with Byzantine luminary Averil Cameron.

Averil Cameron is one of the leading English-speaking scholars of late antiquity and Byzantium. She has made Byzantium, in particular, […]

Five important history books of 2015.

Great empires and war have a strong presence in this list for 2015. First of all, Mary Beard’s SPQR: A […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orleans.

Joan of Arc, wearing a breastplate and brandishing her banner, rode at the head of the uncrowned Charles VII’s army […]

Some thoughts on Srebrenica 20 years on: the massacre the UN and Europe failed to stop and the end of the Bosnian war.

Please note that this article contains sensitive images of the Srebrenica massacre that may be upsetting to some readers. In […]

The Peacock, worshipped and revered around the world, and not just because he is a showoff.

The male peacock is a large pheasant (peafowl), usually blue or green and originally native to India. He is known […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Sappho, the Greek lyric poet.

One woman, who often stands heads and shoulders above most others in the ancient world was Sappho. Reliable records about […]