Goodbye to Blogger

I’m migrating the site to Jekyll, as it’s fast become my favourite static website builder. Moving off of blogger also gives me more direct control of the domain. All posts...

The Mistreatment of Africans in the First World War

The First World War was one of the first truly global wars. Not only was Europe continually in flames for four horrific years, but the...

Frankenstein and Eugenics

At the time that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, Europe was just at the end of the enlightenment, the ‘age of discovery’. There...

Who were the Imperial Guard?

June 18, 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. I've wrote about this battle and campaign extensively before: here, here and here. This coverage...

Why did so few men survive the sinking of HMS Hood?

HMS Hood was sunk on May 24, 1941 by the German battleship Bismarck, during the Battle of the Denmark strait. Out of 1418 men aboard, only three survived. This is...