Tuesday, 29 September 2009

History Picks of the Week

Over the last couple of weeks I have been doing some things to get this blog noticed a little bit more, so please do check out this blogs new twitter account. It will offer up to the minute updates and maybe a few little other extras too.


Now on to the history picks. While I am researching/thinking/writing the next feature I thought I would make you all aware of some blogs that I have come across that people interested in Early Modern (Tudor/Stuart) history may be interested in looking at.

Academic News: This is a brilliant site for all academic related news: http://www.history.ac.uk/news

News Picks:

Tracy Borman's book on Elizabeth I's women is book of the week on BBC radio 4: Listen to some of the book here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/01/2009_37_mon.shtml


Mary, Queen of Scots last letter on display: http://historytodaymagazine.blogspot.com/2009/09/mary-queen-of-scots-last-letter-on.html

Futuristic home of Tudor history planned in Portsmouth:http://www.architecturescotland.co.uk/news/1794/Futuristic_home_of_Tudor_history_planned_in_Portsmouth.html

Article Picks:

I found this fascinating article at http://tudorhistory.org/blog/ John Dee: Guardian Newspaper: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/sep/20/scholars-rescue-image-john-dee

The Elizabeth Files: The most recent article is about Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester written by historical novelist Jeane Westin. http://www.elizabethfiles.com/did-they-or-didnt-they/3099/

Saturday, 26 September 2009

BBC History Magazine Podcast

Very recently I began to listen to my podcasts again. They always help with my work and as a result I feel less inclined to spend hours on the internet, and consequently not really working at all.

As I flicked through my podcasts, I found all my old favourites. My comics podcasts, anime casts and several writing ones. It then occurred to me that I had not history podcasts. So I went to the iTunes store and went looking. There was not a great selection, although if you are into military history its worth looking into. I did find one little gem though, that being the BBC History Magazine Podcast. Very informative, and brilliant for those who cannot always afford the magazine, but want to get their historical fix. I have listened to a few episodes recently and I would highly recommend it.

September Issue includes:

A Second World War special by Dr Dan Todman.

The Battle of Quebec by Dan Snow

Elizabeth I's Ladies by Tracy Bowman.