As the anniversary period for the Third Battle of Ypres begins, Bookbub have featured eBook editions of Some Desperate Glory – The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917 by Edwin Campion Vaughan in their daily special offer email. We’ve compiled a few details and reviews of the book, currently only 99p for eBook download, to let you know why this book is a Great War ‘must read’.
Month: July 2020
We’ve had so much fun organising and following the blog tour for Ladies of Magna Carta by Sharon Bennett Connolly.
We want to say a big thank you to Sharon for all her support in putting together the tour, her fascinating guest posts and for sharing news of the tour far and wide!
We also want to say a massive thank you to all the lovely bloggers who were involved. We’ve loved reading all your posts!
On writing about Coco Chanel
My grandmother only wears Chanel no 5. Growing up, to me, it was not just a powerful scent like any other, it was nan’s perfume. So when the opportunity came along, I couldn’t help but wonder if I had been prepared for this ever since.
Sometimes Bliss and Sometimes Woe…
The Sepoys of Britain’s Indian Army 1798−1805
The British Indian Army which conquered much of India under the command of George Harris, Gerard Lake and Arthur Wellesley (the later Duke of Wellington) in the years 1798−1805 was an unlikely mix of men. It was an amalgam of the local East India Company (EIC) Presidency armies and of King’s regiments sent out to the continent from home. Native troops (sepoys) always made up the great majority of the Indian Army. There was no prospect of attracting sufficient European troops to fulfil Britain’s expansionist policies and to protect the EIC’s interests. It was these sepoys who fought against their countrymen – the Mysoreans and the Marathas – in dramatic pitched battles such as Assaye, Delhi and Laswari, and epic sieges such as Seringapatam, Gawilghur and Bhurtpore.
One of the real pleasures being a professional archaeologist and historian is having the chance to appear in television programmes as a presenter or expert. This is a fantastic medium to work in given its enormous reach, with viewers able to access programming today through the widest variety of platforms. This can range from the family watching the television in the corner of the living room, to an individual on the other side of the world viewing streamed programming on the latest electronic device.