- Appeasment: What is is good for?by Richard DarchAs a student in early 2000, I was sat in a modern history class. The syllabus covered Britain and Europe from 1919 to 1938, and 1946 to the present day.… Continue reading Appeasment: What is is good for?
- Introducting Midguard Musingsby Richard DarchThanks to the very generous contributions of my Ko-Fi donators I have been able to start dabbling in a new medium. Midguard Musings is (intended) to be a fortnightly podcast… Continue reading Introducting Midguard Musings
- The White Ship: Lads on the Lashby Richard DarchThe music throbbed in the air, as metal clad musicians, full of piercings and bling, struck power chords on their harps and lutes. They were set aboard a great ship… Continue reading The White Ship: Lads on the Lash
- Sarah Huntingford: Things that go bump in the nightby Richard DarchPortsea, 1818 By 1818 Portsea was improving in status since the formation of the Portsea Improvements Commission in 1747. Slowly transforming what was little more than a slum for dockworkers… Continue reading Sarah Huntingford: Things that go bump in the night
- A Toxic Remedy: Abuseby Richard DarchFor most of human history, in cultures all around the world, marriage was permanent. There were particular loopholes, if you accidentally married your sister for example. However, for the most… Continue reading A Toxic Remedy: Abuse
- Edgar: A walk in the woodsby Richard DarchThe tenth century was a time of extreme disruption in Anglo Saxon England. Fuelled with power, hormones and alcohol the “boy kings” of Wessex excelled at poor decision making, with… Continue reading Edgar: A walk in the woods
- Monarchs Reviewed: Henry Iby Richard DarchI’ve tried to avoid writing about great and grim English and British monarchs because it’s a path well-trodden elsewhere. However, in looking what is available out there I have noted… Continue reading Monarchs Reviewed: Henry I
- Forgotten Figures: Kate Warneby Richard Darcharmed men and then a voice “you’re under arrest”. There was something unusual about the voice, the pitch was high, he looked up at the Pinkerton Detective in front of him, A Woman!
- Forgotten Figures: Kubaba, The First Queen.by Richard DarchThe Sumerian Kings List catalogues the divinely appointed rulers of Sumeria. As you cast your eye down the list one name sticks out. Kubaba, the only Queen on the list of Kings. The divinely appointed sovereign who reigned for over a hundred years.
- Forgotten Figures: Tomoe Gozenby Richard DarchAs will prove to be thematic in this series on extremely cool women in history, Tomoe Gozen has never been convincingly proven to have existed. This doesn’t however diminish her impact and influence on world history. It is simply the direct result of history being written by men and about men.
- Trans-Cultural Diffusion: Water, Water Everywhereby Richard DarchSince the emergence of early modern humans from Africa about 300,000 years ago shifting landmasses and oceans have separated groups. Events like the Storegga landslide, which resulted in a tsunami,… Continue reading Trans-Cultural Diffusion: Water, Water Everywhere
- Media Literacyby Richard DarchWhen I was at school I the study of English was broken into three separate subjects – English Language, English Literature and English Media. I loved English Literature and I… Continue reading Media Literacy