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A modern 18th century barracks on the site of a much older castle. The building is said to be haunted by the ghost of the Wolf of Badenoch playing chess with the devil. It was also the scene of a skirmish during the 1745 Rising. I camped overnight ...See More »
My father's side of the family, and the other half of my mother's family are Catalans. The Catalans are a Romance-speaking ethnic group native to Catalonia. The current official category of "Catalans" is that of the citizens of Ca...See More »
More about the Nabataeans, from whom my grandfather came. It's an ancient origin. The Nabataeans were allies of the Maccabees during their struggles against the Seleucid monarchs. They then became rivals of their successors, the Judaean Hasmone...See More »
My maternal grandfather was from Jordan, the Hashemite Kingdom, and his people were descended from the ancient Nabataeans. They were also Christians. The Nabataeans were one among several nomadic Bedouin tribes that roamed the Arabian Desert and move...See More »
The 72nd Highlanders at the battle of Peiwar Kotal, 1878? or maybe 1879. A Victorian artist's impression. That was General 'Bobs' Roberts fist major victory. He was one of the many, many Irishmen who made his home and name in the Bri...See More »
Soldier of the 3rd West India Regiment, British Army c 1820? Not sure about the date at all. Unlike the Indian Regiments, the West India regiments were part of the British Army. In the 19th century, they operated mainly around the Caribbean, Centra...See More »
Like Bain and Watson-Watt, John Napier is another Scottish inventor that history has often forgotten. Napier lived at Merchiston, then just outside, and now inside, Edinburgh, and was the man who invented Logarithms - Napier's Bones as they were...See More »
General Bill Slim, in my opinion the best English general of the Second World War. I think he was also the best British general and possibly the best allied general (not sure about the Russian ones). He led the 14th Army in the most ugly of campaig...See More »
This image depicts, inaccurately, one of the occasions when Fenians from the USA tried to invade Canada. The incursions were short lived and unsuccessful, with the Canadian militia usually on hand to shepherd them back over the border. This was abo...See More »
Few people in the UK will remember the battle between HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake. It was fought in 1813, during the war between the United Kingdom and the USA, which was little more than a sideshow when the UK was involved in the much greater c...See More »
This is the anniversary of the second last day of the battle of El Alemain, when the Ulsterman, General Montgomery, led the Commonwealth Army to defeat the Germans and Italians in battle in North Africa. It was one of the decisive battles of the land...See More »
Another shadowy figure from the past. The fellow at the side is is Colonel David Stirling, who invented, or founded rather, the SAS. Another Scotsman, he was known as the Phantom Major and was related to Lord Lovat, one of the first men ashore in D-D...See More »
This gentleman is Robert Watson-Watt. I doubt one person in a hundred have heard of him. He invented Radar- the amazing invention that probably turned the war and saved the world from Hitler's domination. That may seem an overstatement and pos...See More »
The German air raids on London are well known, but few people know that the second most bombed town in the UK was Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Or that the first Nazi raid on Scotland was on the Firth of Forth, when two Scottish RAF squadrons...See More »
Looks like nothing, eh? Well, this was once the Mary Ann Whale Fishing yard, where the blubber from the ship Mary Ann was boiled into oil. I researched this place for my Dark Voyage book, and nearly set my neck falling over the cobbles in the dark....See More »
Once owned by Bonnie Dundee, or Bluidy Claverhouse, the man who won the battle of Killiecrankie, despite being killed. According to legend, he was in league with the devil, and was shot by a silver bullet. Nae chance! Whit loonie is going to waste ...See More »
I wonder how the future will view this period. We have the Corona Virus, deeply contested elections in the USA, Islamic terrorists murdering people in France and Austria, climate change, Black Lives Matter and wars all over the place. Will the futur...See More »
The guardians of the North West Frontier, the Pashtun were and are amongst the fiercesy warriors in the world. The Sikhs met them at the edge of their Empire, the British got to know them well, as did the Russians, and later the western forces in A...See More »
Today, 21st October 1805, Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated the combined Franco-Spanish fleet at the battle of Trafalgar. Nelson, the one-eyed, one-armed, slight, frail, seasick admiral remains one of the great British fighting admirals after his serie...See More »
Nearly forgotten now, this battle was General Roberts first victory in the 2nd Afghan War of 1878-80. Fighting an enemy who both outnumbered him and was entrenched in a strong position, he used a combination of a feint attack and double flanking mo...See More »
On the 20th October, 1792, Colin Campbell was born in Glasgow. That was not his birth name, which was Colin MacLiver, but he later changed his name to Campbell. After a career full of action in the Peninsula War and later against the Sikhs, Colin Cam...See More »
September is an interesting month in Scotland's history. On the first, in 1644, Montrose won the Battle of Tippermuir, then seven years later the barbaric General Monk ravaged Dundee. On 3rd September 1939 Scotland is at war with Hitler's ...See More »
On this track I first met my husband. It was winter, he was running around and fell, face-first in a deep muddy puddle. When he emerged, a bit bloody and very muddy, the first thing he did was laugh at himself. "That'll do for me," I...See More »
This is a source of irritation to me when i hear people using the wrong term to describe what happens in the last century or centuries to a particular territory or area of the world.. Imperialism and Colonialism are two Different things.. Colonia...See More »
June 6th today; the anniversary of the D Day landings when 21,400 Canadians, 61,715 British troops and 73,000 US troops landed on five beaches in Normandy, backed by the guns of the Royal and allied navies. Twelve allied nations were involved in the...See More »
Today June 4th, one of the most shameful political treaties in human history was signed, Treaty of Trianon. In the wake of that treaty, the newborn state of Hungary only kept 28% of the land the pre-war Kingdom of Hungary (then a part of Austro-Hung...See More »
I have been researching the history's timeline of one century ago. Does history repeats itself? Looks like it to me! I studied the history of Spanish flu.. H1N1. How it begun and to it's bitter end. It started in 1918, lasting till 1920. T...See More »
Stay safe everybody. Throughout history, pandemics and epidemics have ravaged the world. Always humanity has survived and come out the other side. Keep as safe as you can, don't do anything silly and humanity will come out of this one too. All ...See More »
These are the first two pages of the book "A Journal of the Plague Year", by Daniel Defoe. It was published in 1722, and most likely based on the first-hand account of the plague epidemic of 1665-1666 by Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe, who i...See More »
Vellore Golden Temple ⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘ History 🌾🌾🌾🌾 The Golden Temple of Vellore is situated in a place called “Malaikodi”. The temple held its consecration on the 24th of August in the year 2007. This ceremony was attended by thousands of devotees. ...See More »
Srirangam Temple Tamilnadu. "We honor our Gods for building them crowns called Temples" Why is the Gopuram in the picture painted white when other Gopurams look Well decorated? Here is the answer On the eastern entrance of the Sriranga...See More »
There's always one kid who has to screw up the picture!!!😁🤣 ROTC program May 1930 is written on the back with two of the boy's names. I know that kid grew up to be a character. I'm betting this was Valley Forge. I'm still smilin...See More »
When it comes to India , the good deeds that were done by Indians to humanity were never reported or taught in their history classes by the puppet anti Hindu liberal government of India, which were put in charge there by the invaders. Maharaja Adopt...See More »
Well, except for tragic events of course. It's been 40 years now since American Airlines 191, which crashed after taking off from O'Hare airport in Chicago, on May 25th, 1979. My mom told me she was scheduled to be on the flight but she end...See More »
The importance of Temples in Vedic tradition. Temples are like satellite relay centers where highly intense spiritual energy is created and sent all over the world to help human beings heal themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and above all...See More »
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