Despite the romantic aesthetic of the name that the Victorians came to coin this period with there is very little beauty to be found in this period of English history. It was a grim time of unrest for the country as a whole and would reshape the governing of the kingdom as it was known, … Continue reading The War Of The Roses: The Road to Civil war.
Throughout the centuries it is nearly undisputable that Christianity has played a major role in shaping the history of Europe. Whether it was personal pursuit of religious enlightenment, proving your devotion to Christianity, infighting debate or more cynically as a method of control it has been a driving force of so many events. Pilgrimage is … Continue reading What can the patterns of pilgrimage to Rome tell us about the social and political dynamics of early modern Europe?
Hello, Readers. It has been a long time since I posted an essay, this year has certainly been a trial for many people and I myself have been dealing with many changes to my work and personal life. However I still have a healthy passion for history blogging that has not dwindled over these strange … Continue reading Announcement!
After three years, White returned to the colony. What he found chilled him to the bone. The Roanoke colony was gone, the buildings neatly taken down, no signs of anyone alive or dead. The only hint being two carvings. On a large tree they found “CRO” and a fence post bearing the craving “CROATOAN”. For … Continue reading The Roanoke colony: What happened?
https://youtu.be/4lJgJqoCL2g Mother Shipton, England's most famous Seer, has gone down in history. But Who was she really?
During the 16th and 17th Century, Europeans where racing to lay claim to the newly ‘discovered’ America’s. It was a New World, filled with promise and mystique. Europeans were lured by the tales of riches, resources and land that was just begging to be developed and shaped in their favour. But that’s not to say … Continue reading The Roanoke Colony: Foundations
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The Men of the Essex where in dire circumstances by January of 1821. Out of the three whale boats that had been transporting the crew on their difficult journey, one had been blown out of sight and the remaining two had succumbed to eating the flesh of fallen crew mates to survive.Owen Chase’s and his … Continue reading The Essex: The Black Spot and The return home.
It was the 22nd of November. The crew of the Essex was in dangerous position. Their ship had been sunk by a ‘vengeful whale’ and now were adrift in small boats thousands of miles from the shore. The grim knowledge that this would be a long, difficult journey was not lost on them. They knew … Continue reading The wreck of the Essex: Miserable sailing and Starvation
The Essex, a strong 3 masted oak ship that was known for its strength and "Luck". Originally it was a merchant ship when it was first launched in 1799 before eventually becoming a whalers ship, working from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. But sinking of the Essex has lived in infamy. The inspiration for Moby Dick and … Continue reading The Wreck of The Essex: Background.