Britain, Europe and The World in 1937: A Moment in History Repeating itself? Part One

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Democracy and Dictatorship – 2022 & 1922-1937: The fall of the three great European empires at the end of the First World War – Austria, Germany and Russia – the chief centres of autocratic rule, seemed a happy augury for the future of democratic government. After the war, this was…

A Gentle Gulliver – Warwickshire Adventures & Sojourns

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Seymour and Vera Gulliver, in Leamington Spa in the 1970s. Photo by Arthur J Chandler Mooching with Seymour Henry: Forty years ago this summer (2022), my grandfather, Seymour Henry Gulliver, died aged eighty-two. He was born at the beginning of the twentieth century at Ufton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire, the seventh child and…

Tolkien’s Shire: Middle England, Middle Earth – People, Places & Past Times.

Sarehole as Hobbiton: J.R.R. Tolkien lived near Sarehole Mill as a child in what was then a Worcestershire village and is now part of the Hall Green district of Birmingham. Together with the neighbouring Moseley Bog, the Sarehole area provided the inspiration for the Tolkien stories of Middle-earth. The Tolkien Trail – Late Victorian &Continue reading “Tolkien’s Shire: Middle England, Middle Earth – People, Places & Past Times.”

Who were the Huguenots? Currents of Cultural & Linguistic Change in France & Early Modern Europe.

Pictured above are French Protestants at Lyons Temple service, which was converted from an ordinary house. The hatted preacher is timed by an hourglass, and the two sexes are seated mainly in separate parts of the temple. Introduction – A Retrospective on Genocide & Deculturation: The word ‘genocide’ is essentially a term relating to eventsContinue reading “Who were the Huguenots? Currents of Cultural & Linguistic Change in France & Early Modern Europe.”

The Book of Exodus and Hebrew Law & Wisdom in its Ancient Eastern Context

The Covenant and the Torah: Closely associated with the story of the exodus in the Old Testament is that of how the Israelites journeyed to a mountain where Yahweh ratified a covenant between himself and his people. There is still a great deal of uncertainty about this mountain of Israel’s destiny. Its very name isContinue reading “The Book of Exodus and Hebrew Law & Wisdom in its Ancient Eastern Context”

Bluebirds Soar High – 1921–22 Cardiff City F.C. season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search 1921–22 season Chairman John Pritchard(until November 1921)Walter Emspall Manager Fred Stewart Division One 4th FA Cup Fourth round Welsh Cup Winners Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Gill (20)All: Len Davies (30) Highest home attendance 50,000 vs. Tottenham Hotspur (27 August 1921) Lowest home attendance 15,000 vs. Sheffield United (26 April 1922) Average homeContinue reading “Bluebirds Soar High – 1921–22 Cardiff City F.C. season”

‘You Can’t Stop Them Singing’: Welsh Experiences of Exodus and Exile in England, 1927-47.

This is an edited version of an article originally written for the Modern Wales Unit at the University of Wales, Cardiff in 1998, drawing on material in my unpublished PhD Thesis, presented in September 1988, The Re-Making of a Working-Class: Migration from the South Wales Coalfield to the New Industry Areas of the Midlands, c.Continue reading “‘You Can’t Stop Them Singing’: Welsh Experiences of Exodus and Exile in England, 1927-47.”