Sunday, 31 January 2021

Guy Fawkes

 Guy Fawkes was executed on 31 January 1606. They were going to hang, draw and quarter him (hang him till he was unconscious then cut him down, and when he came round disembowel then dismember him) but when the hangman put the noose around his neck Fawkes jumped off the scaffold and broke his neck. www.localhistories.org/gun.html

Thursday, 28 January 2021

18th Century Women

 Three years ago I made this video about women in the 18th century: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSFkEZUXlUc

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Myths About the Middle Ages

 My Youtube video about myths about the Middle Ages has reached 1,500 hits (slow clap) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xNlwU2_rGs

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

James Watt

 The great Scottish inventor James Watt was born on 19 January 1736. He didn't actually invent the steam engine but he invented a much more efficient version. www.localhistories.org/watt.html

Monday, 18 January 2021

Captain Scott

 On 18 January 1912 Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen had already been there. Sadly Scott and his men did not make it back to safety. www.localhistories.org/scott.html

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

King Canute

 King Canute was crowned king of England on 6 January 1017. www.localhistories.org/canute.html

Monday, 4 January 2021

Myanmar

4 January is Myanmar Independence Day. Myanmar (then called Burma) became independent on 4 January 1948) www.localhistories.org/burma.html

Sunday, 3 January 2021