How far back can the causes of World War 2 be traced?

At Church on Sunday, our minister made a point which I hadn’t considered before. And as a historian maybe I should have done. It being the season of Advent, she was talking about the coming of Jesus into the world. And she said that each of the four gospels started their narrative at a different […]

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Be careful what you wish for – you might get it!

My reading of world history tells me that the saying, “Be careful what you wish for – you might get it!”, can be as true for nations as it is for individuals. Britain against France The British comprehensively defeated the French in the Seven Years’ War (1756-63). In US history this is known as the […]

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Christopher Gadsden: American Revolutionary and Designer of the Don’t Tread on Me Flag

This is the third guest article contributed by Jen Grant, blogger for American Flags What I’ve found really interesting in this thoughtful article is the insight it gives into the careers of one of the many minor figures involved in the American War of Independence. Great historical events have their leading lights, but they could […]

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