This past week marked 150 years since General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. The American Civil War was an event of paramount importance to the formation of the modern United States, with remnants of social and racial division still present in relations between African Americans and Caucasians to […]Read more "Marking 150 Years Since the Surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox"
Hello Everyone, Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend with family and friends. May you celebrate this time of the year with peace and goodwill in your heart. Safe travels to all those who will be crossing oceans and countries to meet with family. And, for the kid in us all: have a fun Easter […]Read more "Wishing you all a Happy Easter"
BBC News ran a wonderful article earlier this week entitled “The men who uncovered Assyria“. The wanton destruction and barbaric inhumanity that Islamic State (IS) has demonstrated in Iraq, Syria and beyond has brought attention to not only the many innocent lives that have been lost, but indeed monuments, historic sites and invaluable treasures of […]Read more "Assyria and the Great Library of Ashurbanipal"
Happy Spring to You All! I have put together several links that may be of interest to those who want to keep their keen historical minds in shape. There are some wonderful seminars, workshops and travel opportunities for those who want to hone their skills and contribute to some amazing historical projects or learn from […]Read more "Keep your historical mind in shape…"
The extent and state of World War II prisoner of war camps in England has not received the due attention it deserves. While the National Archives in London is riddled with sources and documentary evidence of the almost 1,500 camps across the British Isles during the war, war camps is a memory most would rather […]Read more "What happened to England’s WWII POW camps"
While I wish not to harp on the aspect of bombing since my last post on Dresden, the bombing of Tokyo in March of 1945 is certainly worthy of remembrance. In a relatively recent article by Henry I. Miller with Forbes in 2012, Mr. Miller noted: “The nighttime fire-bombing of Tokyo on March 9–10, 1945, […]Read more "Remembering the bombing of Tokyo on March 9-10, 1945"
The Vatican Library has recently made available as part of is mass digitization program, a set of beautiful manuscripts from the renowned Hungarian Renaissance King Matthias Corvinus. The world famous Bibliotheca Corviniana, the library of Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490), rivaled only the Vatican collection with 2000-3000 volumes of exquisite examples of humanist works, Greek, and Latin texts […]Read more "Renowned Hungarian Corvinian manuscripts digitized"