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Places – Lost in Time: Plymouth, Montserrat

Places – Lost in Time: Plymouth, Montserrat

Volcanic activity is by far the most radical of the earth’s natural processes. With the power of the planet’s molten core behind it, a single torrent of lava or a devastating pyroclastic flow can rearrange entire landscapes in a matter of minutes. Of course, as nature has no consideration for humans and our creations, anything …

Dramatic Facts About The Life of Anne Boleyn

[MUSIC PLAYING] Anne Boleyn gave birth to one of Britain’s most cherished monarchs, Queen Elizabeth I. While being married to one of Britain’s most worst people, Henry VIII, who had a hankering for lopping off heads. Despite being eventually murdered by her man, Anne was a fiercely loyal wife who went above and beyond to …

History-Makers: Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts. Nothing else quite sums up William Shakespeare’s attitudes on the power of Theater. But England’s Favorite Bard demonstrates time and time again that the reverse is …

History BA | University of Kent

History BA | University of Kent

I chose to come to Kent because when I was looking at different university options, looking at the Kent modules there’s a lot of flexibility and choice. The main thing that made this course stand out and Kent as opposed to other universities was the really wide, varied module choices that you could do and …

History Summarized: England

History Summarized: England

Names are hard, especially when it comes to the British Isles. The island of “Britain” is home to England, Scotland, and Wales, while the island of “Ireland” is composed of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Northern Ireland. This is not only a nightmare to keep track of, but as we’ve seen, this …

Art History BA | University of Kent

Art History  BA | University of Kent

I chose to study History and Philosophy of Art because it was a course that encompassed everything that I wanted to learn at the time. It’s not all completely academic you can get completely stuck in and that’s what I really enjoyed. I was really attracted to study at Kent by the amazing quality of …

The Secret Commonwealth: Real Fairies in History

The Secret Commonwealth: Real Fairies in History

[Heavy typewriter keystroke, chimes, typewriter return slide] When we think of fairies today, we often envision tiny, winged, pixie girls, and few believe that such things exist. But this image is largely a 19th-century invention, not based on fairy lore: those who actually saw the things typically described human-looking beings with little resemblance to the …