History

It’s sometimes surprising how little attention is paid to history in general. It is, very literally, the story of how we came to be at the place we are, in the way that we are, at the time that we’re in. It’s a story that’s incredibly full of mistakes, so much so that it’s hard to find a decision to be made today that hasn’t been made in the past. And the consequences of the wrong choice are just about always written somewhere in the murky depths of that past. It’s also the best story ever told – full of twists that put thrillers to shame, full of events and people that put horrors to shame, full of scope and grandeur that puts epics to shame. And the best part about it is that it’s everywhere. Just about every place in the world is full of stories, just waiting to be told if you scratch the surface the smallest bit. That’s what this page is for! Stay tuned for stories found in the places we’ve been.

Who's writing the content

I’m Glenn – the guy writing all the history posts. I’m a mechanical engineering student and maths tutor, but I’ve kept up a lifelong habit of spending way too much time reading about history. I mean, what little boy doesn’t love knights and battles and empires and adventures? I love finding out the often unreasonably long histories of individual items or places, so if you have a folk tale or local story you think I’d be interested in, give me a shout! And if there’s a place you’d like to hear more about, I’d like to hear about that too.