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 Post subject: Love history?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:53 pm 
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If you love history, you might enjoy this quizz:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28895608

Have good fun with your family and friends! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:07 am 
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This exhibition at the Museum of London might be of interest for children at primary schools:

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum ... /fire-fire


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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:29 am 
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A lovely historical article on the place of Brexit through the ages.

http://qz.com/721596/brexit-the-longer-view/

I put the article here as the referendum has already happened and is a recent historical fact. Brexit is happening it is just the form it will take. It seems to me many people who voted remain are finding it very difficult to accept even though the debate has moved on.

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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:13 am 
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quasimodo wrote:
It seems to me many people who voted remain are finding it very difficult to accept even though the debate has moved on.
I refer you back to Ian Hislop:

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After an election or a referendum, even if you lose the vote, you are entitled to go on making the argument.
When a government in this country wins an election, the opposition does not say ‘oh that’s absolutely right I’ve got nothing to say for five years.'

'The debate' hasn't moved on very much from what I can tell, though it is true we have now had an entire week without some politician flouncing off in a hissy fit. I shall continue to find it 'difficult to accept' that a small majority of my fellow countrymen landed us in this mess, many of them without any clear vision of what they were doing. I do not see my difficulty in accepting this as a fatal character flaw or act of weakness any more than I see people who challenge any kind of prevailing situation - war, animal cruelty, environmental issues for example - as weak, stupid or backwards-looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:12 am 
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quasimodo wrote:
Brexit is happening it is just the form it will take. It seems to me many people who voted remain are finding it very difficult to accept even though the debate has moved on.

Eerrr, exactly what has happened in the last month post-referendum that should make it "easier" to accept the result and resultant uncertainty in our country? Oh right, the political unease, the financial market roller coaster, the spike in hate crimes - they should help me to accept the referendum result. :shock:

Apologies for side tracking / hijacking the thread - but at least people will be able to look back at this period of history and derive some amusement? horror?


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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:17 am 
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A brief history of the relationship between the UK and the EU which led to the historic vote.Agree or disagree with the referendum result it was an important historic event.It was a bit like when the LSE were doing their open days for University I went there with my daughter on the the day of Margaret Thatchers funeral and witnessed a moment of history irrespective of my personal views of her and her role in this country's history.



http://www.history.com/news/the-history-behind-brexit

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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:31 pm 
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quasimodo wrote:


Interesting read, thanks for posting, Quasi. :D

However, in paragraph 4 , the assertion that ‘in 1984, […] the UK was the third-poorest nation in the Community’ seems odd to me.
Moreover, I do not think ‘France’s President Charles de Gaulle vetoed the UK’s first application to the EU’ in 1963 ‘because he didn’t want English to replace French as the dominant language of the Community’ (paragraph 2). So the word here ‘reportedly’ has to be stressed.
I am not sure this source is very reliable ; it gives some basic information onto which one can build more knowledge by digging further and further and by leaving aside what is false.


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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:18 am 
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JaneEyre wrote:
quasimodo wrote:


Interesting read, thanks for posting, Quasi. :D

However, in paragraph 4 , the assertion that ‘in 1984, […] the UK was the third-poorest nation in the Community’ seems odd to me.
Moreover, I do not think ‘France’s President Charles de Gaulle vetoed the UK’s first application to the EU’ in 1963 ‘because he didn’t want English to replace French as the dominant language of the Community’ (paragraph 2). So the word here ‘reportedly’ has to be stressed.
I am not sure this source is very reliable ; it gives some basic information onto which one can build more knowledge by digging further and further and by leaving aside what is false.


Thank you Jane for your comments.The comments in paragraph 4 shouldn't be a surprise as the UK throughout the 1970's had the title "the sick man of Europe "for its economic performance and the strife in its industrial relations.

President De Gaulle vetoed the UK's entry into the EU on two occasions and the UK only gained entry after his death.The comment in paragraph 2 is one valid interpretation and has been reported and written about on many occasions others I have read in a similar vein are that he did not want France's influence in the EU to be reduced or he did not want US influence in the EU through their so called special relationship with the UK.

History can be obtuse at times.As Professor Carr wrote millions and millions of people cross the river Rubicon each year but the only historical fact we remember is when Julius Caesar crossed it with his legion which led to the civil war in 49 BC.

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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:50 am 
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That's a good quiz! :D even suitable for KS3 pupils :D
http://history.howstuffworks.com/histor ... i600004048


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 Post subject: Re: Love history?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:44 pm 
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WE ARE NOT AMUSED: THE QUEEN VICTORIA QUIZ

http://history.howstuffworks.com/histor ... reNLKTtvxw


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