Tag Archives: History

Politics in Ancient Sparta

Many changes in Spartan politics have been attributed to Lykourgos. However as Plutarch writing in the 2nd century AD said, “nothing can be said about Lykourgos that is not disputed”. Historians question whether he was a real man, many men … Continue reading

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Stories of Life, Part 4

The desk and chair that I sit at today are both second hand. I have had them for so long that I can no longer quite remember which marks on them are the ones I have made and which ones … Continue reading

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Anzac Day

Tomorrow is Anzac Day and over the past year I’ve learnt so much more about World War One and what happened as well as the stories of some of the individuals who served, so days like this have become meaningful … Continue reading

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Stories of Life, Part 3

Technically this post should have been written for last week but I completely forgot about when I’ve been doing this series of posts so it’s being published this week instead. Trees tell the story of life in a few different … Continue reading

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Researching

Deep down I suppose I’m a little bit of a history nerd and a bit unusual, but I find the process of researching fascinating. It’s a little bit like going on a treasure hunt. Searching for clues which will point … Continue reading

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The Future

So much of my blog has been about the past and I suppose that is because it’s something that I understand. The future is something which I won’t have a chance of understanding, at least until I’ve reached it or … Continue reading

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The Origins of Boxing Day

Growing up today was one of the days my extended family used to celebrate Christmas. However for many years I wondered at the strange name it had been given. I never saw people fighting and that was the only definition of … Continue reading

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