Our Modern Age dates from when, the end of the Great War that destroyed so much or the even worse war that began a little over 20 years later? Two global conflicts fought to a conclusion in just 30 years makes the twentieth century the most devastating in our history. Yet the years since have seen astonishing advances in technology and medical science that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Events then, can often have unexpected results.
Somme Battle: The First Day
Britain’s small professional army which had been trained for home defence and to police its Empire never intended to engage in a major European War.
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert, a Hohenzollern, future and last Emperor of Germany was born on 27 January 1859 in Berlin at a time when the country he would come to rule ...
Rasputin: The Devil made Flesh
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin is one of the most famous, one of the most written about, and one of the most reviled men in history.
The Suffragettes: Votes for Women
Can a morally defensible cause justify in and of itself the means adopted to achieve it? It was a question that would vex the various groupings...
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields is the most famous and quoted poem to emerge from the Great War yet it very nearly did not see the light of day.
At 11.15 on the morning of Sunday, 3 September, 1939, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain addressed the British people in a radio broadcast.
In sombre tones he told them...
Gavrilo Princip: The Consumptive Assassin
On 28 July 1914, an obscure sickly student fired his loaded pistol into the open car carrying the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his wife.
Titanic: Recovering the Dead, A Captain's Account
On 17 April 1912, three days after the RMS Titanic had struck an iceberg and sunk in the North Atlantic with great loss of life the CS Mackay-Bennett...
The Abdication Crisis
The Abdication Crisis which for ten days in December 1936 divided a nation and held it spellbound has often since been viewed through the comforting prism of a love story,...