20th Century, British History

Third-borns who took the throne

The Royal Family have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child. As with her previous pregnancies, the Duke and Duchess were forced to announce the news earlier than they intended (when the Duchess required medical attention for┬áhyperemesis gravidarum). As a result of legislation passed in 2013, regardless of whether the… Continue reading Third-borns who took the throne

20th Century, British History, Naval History, Nazi Germany

The History Behind: Dunkirk (2017)

Christopher Nolan's latest Blockbuster has finally, finally hit UK cinemas and it was worth the wait. Portraying the evacuation of the British army from France in 1940, the film contains minimal dialogue, using instead, dramatic visuals to propel events forward. The end result is an experience so immersive and realistic that one Dunkirk veteran was… Continue reading The History Behind: Dunkirk (2017)

Article, British History

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ and The Battle of Badon Hill

*Post contains details of the introductory sequence of Transformers: The Last Knight* The year is 2007 and younger me is in a library comparing two documents. One is a translation from Latin, the other written in old Welsh; both refer to a battle at somewhere called Badon. Younger me wonders if this knowledge will ever… Continue reading ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ and The Battle of Badon Hill