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Political history

THE GRAVEYARD OF THE GREAT SHIPS

By | Local history, Maritime archaeology, Maritime history, Medieval history, Naval history, Political history, Shipwreck history, War history | No Comments

This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – October 2015. The site at Bursledon: to the left, the site of the Grace Dieu, to the right, the possible site of the Holy Ghost. ‘But how do we know that?’ is a good question for people to ask of historians and…

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THE ROAD TO HELL

By | Map history, Political history | No Comments

This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – May, 2014. Weimar and the Ettersberg, from Conti-Atlas für Kraftfahrer (c 1935).   It’s strange what evidence of history you can find in banal, everyday objects.   On an impulse, years ago, I bought an old road atlas of Germany in a secondhand…

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