Famous Irish Women

By Tim Lambert Sara Allgood 1883-1950 Actress Gemma Craven 1950- Actress/singer Brenda Fricker 1945- Actress Evie Hone 1894-1955 Artist Mainie Jellett 1897-1944 Artist Jennifer Johnston 1930- Writer Donagh MacDonagh 1912-1968 Writer Mary Morrisy 1957- writer Ann Murray 1949- Singer Sinead O’Connor 1966- Singer/songwriter Mary Swanzy 1882-1978 Artist Katharine Tynan 1861-1931 Poet

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The Battle of Hastings

By Tim Lambert In 1066 Harold was king of England but William of Normandy claimed the throne. Harald Hardrada, king of Norway, also claimed it. He sailed to Yorkshire with 10,000 men in 300 ships. The Earls of Northumbria and Mercia attacked him but they were defeated. However, King Harold marched north with another army.… Continue reading The Battle of Hastings

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Mussolini and Fascist Italy

By Tim Lambert Mussolini Seizes Power When the First World War began a Socialist called Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), who was editor of the newspaper Avanti! opposed Italy joining the war. However, he soon changed his mind. By October 1914 Mussolini decided Italy should join. He resigned from Avanti! and founded his own newspaper called Popo… Continue reading Mussolini and Fascist Italy

A History of Crimea

By Tim Lambert Early Crimea The ancient Greeks founded colonies in Crimea from 600 BC. They built cities and ports but they did not conquer the whole peninsula. In the 1st century BC the Romans conquered parts of Crimea. However, people from central Asia called the Goths conquered eastern Crimea in the 3rd century. Later,… Continue reading A History of Crimea

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Reviews of localhistories.org

Tim Lambert’s website localhistories.org has always been very useful and interesting to read. He has a vast variety of topics and content he has covered historically. There is never something not new to learn on there. I’ve been using it for years, for fun to learn and for work, when I did my history degree… Continue reading Reviews of localhistories.org

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Ancient Britain

By Tim Lambert The Bronze Age At any rate, by 2,000 BCE English society was changed by the invention of Bronze. Metal artifacts appeared in England as early as 2,700 BCE although it is believed they were imported. By about 2,000 BCE bronze was being made in England. Bronze is made of 9 parts copper… Continue reading Ancient Britain