Category Archives: History

History For Ukraine #HistoryForUkraine

Visit the website: https://historyforukraine.co  – #HistoryForUkraine 🌻 To support the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis run by the Red Cross:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/historyforukraine If you missed the talk then visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qkOZesb3-0

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History For Ukraine #HistoryForUkraine – Churchill at Chartwell, Katherine Carter

Visit the website: https://historyforukraine.co  – #HistoryForUkraine 🌻 To support the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis run by the Red Cross:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/historyforukraine I thoroughly enjoyed this talk by Katherine Carter @KatieCulture who spoke about Churchill at Chartwell. I visited a long time ago, the house in … Continue reading

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History For Ukraine #HistoryForUkraine – The White Ship, Earl Charles Spencer

Visit the website: https://historyforukraine.co  – #HistoryForUkraine 🌻 To support the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis run by the Red Cross:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/historyforukraine I was lucky enough to be able to sit and listen to Earl Charles Spencer @CSpence1508 and his informative talk ‘The … Continue reading

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History For Ukraine #HistoryForUkraine

Visit the website: https://historyforukraine.co  – #HistoryForUkraine 🌻 To support the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis run by the Red Cross:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/historyforukraine If you missed the talk then visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qkOZesb3-0

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Roman Naming Conventions – Tria Nomina

Today, the 24 January 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary (AD 122-2022) of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The anniversary celebrations conclude, on 23rd December 2022 which is the final day of the Festival of Saturnalia. The Romans and other people of Italy … Continue reading

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Medieval European Society During 14th Century

One surname type is that of occupations, and these can be traced back to Medieval times across Europe. The surname of Smith refers to someone who worked with metal. The surname Silversmith was used by someone who worked with silver. … Continue reading

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Local History Along the Wall #HW1900

Marking the 1900th Anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall (AD 122-2022) The 24 January 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The anniversary celebrations conclude, on 23rd December 2022 which is the final day of the Festival of Saturnalia. A relatively recent relocation … Continue reading

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Genealogical Field Notes (2) – A Journey to the Spice Islands

Part of Genealogical Field Notes Mariners on board the vessel The Ascension in 1603 saw English soil for the first time in two years. A description of the voyage is documented by an unnamed individual who was on board the … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire FHS, Black History Month and Surnames

Today Oxfordshire Family History Society held their first Zoom Fair online. It was an enjoyable event and the Society, with their volunteers are to be thanked for organising it. To find more about the Society, click the logo (left). I … Continue reading

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Red Hills – The Pitman’s Parliament

I recently had opportunity to visit Red Hills – The Pitman’s Parliament in the city of Durham. The home of the Durham Miner’s Association, the venue is usually closed to the public, open otherwise by appointment. I managed to attend … Continue reading

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