Category: Culture

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 […]

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 […]

Coffee and the Ottoman coffeehouse (a brief history of…)

Coffee today, easily ranks in the top ten most traded commodities in the world. It sits comfortable amongst natural gas, […]

Hollywood’s Darling meets Soviet Premier

On the 19th September 1959, Marilyn Monroe was preparing to meet the Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev, while camped out in […]

“Ask me anything you like. But I warn you, I’m not a Byzantinist …” – John Julius Norwich.

This featured article had originally intended to highlight a collection of history books that bloggers or enthusiasts would find interesting […]