Tag: alex martin

Doing it When You’re Young….

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Victoria Ryves. Additional Research by Jack Barnes For some reason the History of youth is a relatively neglected field of study for the historical profession.  None of the biases so prevalent in early history…

Assassinations

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Hannah Lyons. Additional research by Helen Midgley. To be quite honest, I had no idea what to write for this article. As with my previous article ideas, I was deep in thought trying to…

The Assassination of Thomas Paine

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Tom Hercock. Additional Research by Ellie Veryard. In 1776 Thomas Paine anonymously published Common Sense, a short pamphlet that argued that hereditary monarchical authority was absurd to the point of it being unjust.  Published…

Stupid and Funny uses of Money

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Stephen Woodward. Additional Research by Emily Spencer. I’d wager to say there is no more controversial and misunderstood a topic than money.  It’s always been around in the form of fiat, gold, pigs, teeth,…

Sports that Never (Quite) Made It

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Hannah Lyons. Additional Research by Jon Park. The history of sport is quite fascinating; watching some kind of physical or strategic competition is something that all cultures engage in. Many modern day sports are…

Festivals that History has Left Behind

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Claire Stratton. Additional Research by Ellie Veryard. Festivals, rituals, fairs, carnivals, ceremonies, events, gatherings and good old fashioned piss-ups are both lots of fun and historically interesting.  More often than not, regular themes can…

Revolutions that failed

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Tom Hercock. Additional Research by Helen Midgley. Revolution: a radical paradigm shift in the established order.  A process in History that has given us great figures such as Oliver Cromwell, George Washington and Maximilien…

Dead Beliefs

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Zara Barua. Additional Research by Lisa Wall. ‘Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine,’ contested British astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington. What we don’t know is…

‘The Simpsons’ and History

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Simpson’s stats and Facts In the future The Simpsons will be studied as Shakespeare is.  Their Wikiquote entry is one of the largest with 53,697 words (that’s 154 pages of A4).  The…