Monthly Archives: October 2009

Story of Wales and Slavery

Bittersweet: Sugar, Tea and Slavery at the National Assembly How are our lives connected to the world of Atlantic slavery? One clue may lie in the things we eat and drink. For example, the well-sugared cup of tea first become … Continue reading

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From First Remembrance Day to Remembrance Today

Fiona Reid talks to BBC History Listen to Fiona Reid on BBC History Podcast The armistice which ended the Great War came into effect at 11am on 11 November 1918, and ninety years ago Britain came to a standstill to … Continue reading

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The History Boys and the Bayonet

Investigating the Butcher Blade Imagine the scene: students moving into a shared house in Abercynon. A van full of furniture, an empty house awaiting the house-warming party. After much puffing and panting we get the furniture in and get ready … Continue reading

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Historian visits Cursed Earth

Brian Ireland writes for 2000AD Dr. Brian Ireland has written a short article for 2000AD about the epic Judge Dredd story ‘The Cursed Earth’. Brian is writing a book about movement and mobility in the United States, and is particularly … Continue reading

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The beginnings of a new society

The History Society has been resurrected this year by a group of students who call themselves ‘The History Boys’: enthusiasts who enjoy any subject with historical significance. The society has taken off with an excellent response from the student body … Continue reading

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