Blog by Intriguing History
This site Intriguing History, started as a project with Maps, post-its and good old fashioned Pins in those Maps, coloured pens and attempts to timeline and connect historic events, themes, people over time.
The Blog part - takes snippets we find, might have share on Instagram and connects relates back to the core content we share on this site. The project goes forwards in 'fits and starts' as we fit around life , family and of course work.
On the Blog we are currently interested in how we can take images, play on patterns in history, mathematics, science, digital engineering and of course DNA to find a few more connections, have a play with photography, images and Instagram and a few quotes and texts here and there. Take it as the lighter side of life, not intense history stuff but a bit of fun along the way...
A New theme emerging does history repeat itself and what does that mean for family history?
Maps migration and the American Civil war an intriguing snippet of the possible connections and resources available t family historians. The American Civil War did it touch your family history, if you had family members and ancestors in America at the time of the civil war what were they doing and did they sign-up?
What links Santa Claus, Mark Twain and the village of Sleepy Hollow?
The London Library is an inspirational institution with many intriguing connections to people such as Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens a Chrismas Carol, what inspires philanthropy and what was it’s impact on family history…published 19 December 1843
Christmas when did it take-off?
Take a look at our concise and continuously updated Intriguing Snippets of History with the family historian in mind…
The theme of Empire and colonialism because it is this that charts the history of Britain from the C16th. The main thread of British expansion and imperialism is the history of the overseas trade routes….