I have been unusually transfixed by this year’s World Cup, where histories of European identity and empire are so clearly on display. [updated 15 July] We’re headed into the last week, and
Hey, it’s the anniversary of Charles I’s demise at the hands of the Puritans, who was killed today in 1649. Whether it is coincidence that another annoying Brit, Phil Collins, was born on
Who else is spending the day playing around with this interactive map of Shakespeare-era London? More info here.
The winner of England’s ugliest new building: Thoughts? Snarky comments?
Rebecca Onion’s latest Slate Vault piece is typically good, about pollution in the 19th century Thames River. She suggests reading this link at your own risk if you really like pollution stories
Whatever issues you may have with the Iron Lady, this would undoubtedly have been good policy: Margaret Thatcher’s government imagined rounding up and imprisoning Scottish nationalists in the
Scholars believe they have finally found the remains of King Richard III. Now testing the remains, which show a curvature of the spine, for DNA. Pretty cool. On the other hand, I thought Ian McKellen
Fascinating account of the archaeological investigation of the Battle of Towton. “Nasty, Brutish, and not that Short” is really a fabulous title for an article. I wonder which side t