Tag: Sam Ellis

The Development of Heraldry

Written by Linley Wareham. Edited by Sam Ellis. Few people today are unaware of A Game of Thrones or have escaped the glare of the profiled wolf head, which is the silver-grey emblem of House Stark, an almost wordless form…

“Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr Hitler?” The Timeless Appeal of Dad’s Army and its Historical Relevance

Written by Kathryn Robinson. Edited by Sam Ellis. When Bud Flanagan sings that famous first line of the theme tune, you know that you are about to witness thirty minutes of relentless mockery of the Home Guard. Or do you?…

Historical truth or fiction?

Written by Faidon Moudopoulos (MA Aegean Archaeology.) Edited by Sam Ellis. To an old friend, Efthimios The sun was shining; it was the beginning of a new era and the Dorians, the last tribe of the Greeks, were descending from…

The Show Must Go On: 757 Years of a Village Fair

Written by Sam Ellis. With thanks to the National Fairground Archives, Sheffield. For a long time when I was younger, every summer saw the arrival of the fairground in Tollerton, a village north of York. This was only a small…

Charlotte, North Carolina and the ‘Meck Dec’

Written by Amanda Smith. Edited by Sam Ellis. Amongst skyscrapers and hordes of people scrambling about the city centre (known to locals as ‘uptown’) on a typical weekday, it is difficult to picture a place once described by English general…

Tintin and the Telephone

Written by Sam Ellis. Researched by Harry Ellis. Edited by Kathryn Robinson. The Tintin comic books are now a collection read and loved around the world. It has become a major franchise with animated films, action figures and, of course,…