In today's festive podcast, Tony talks about the Christmas Truce in the WWI trenches in 1914.
British and German troops meeting in No-Mans's Land during the unofficial truce. (British troops from the Northumberland Hussars, 7th Division, Bridoux-Rouge Banc Sector).
In today's podcast, Tony looks at events that have occurred over the Christmas period, including the coronation of William the Conqueror and the theft of the Stone of Scone.
Replica of the Stone of Scone at the original location at Scone Palace, Scotland
Freya looks at the history of Christmas, including the development of many traditions, and how the celebration has changed over time.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their Christmas tree
In today's podcast, Tony talks about the goings-on in the village of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.
Witchcraft at Salem Village. Engraving. The central figure in this 1876 illustration of the courtroom is usually identified as Mary Walcott
Tony set his Year 10 Historians the task of creating short podcasts on the subject of "changes in military history". This is a selection of their work.
Towards the end of the school year just finished, I set my young Year 10 (14 years old) historians a task. I would give them a broad question to research, but leave them to decide on the details of how to present the findings, and the exact topic they chose. I would quietly observe, and not interfere (not easy I'm afraid!)
This podcast is a small part of their response.
The guys set about the project with great enthusiasm, and all the work is their own... I am so proud that they attacked the subjects with such an open mind, and they deserve a wider audience. Take a listen :)
In today's podcast, Tony discusses the events in the Tonkin Gulf and the Resolution of August 1964.
Photo taken from USS Maddox during the incident, showing three North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats
Chart showing the US Navy's interpretation of the events of the first part of the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
In this podcast, Tony looks at the spread of bubonic plague in 1665, with particular reference to the English village of Eyam, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread.
Eyam - Village Green and Church Street
Tony's latest podcast looks at the formation of the National Health Service in Britain after World War II and how this impacted on medical care around the world.
William Beveridge addressing a meeting at Caxton Hall in 1948
In this podcast, Tony talks about smuggling along the English coast from the Roman period to the nineteenth century.
In today's podcast, Chris takes a look at the terrible incident of the slave ship Zong in 1781.
The Slave Ship, J. M. W. Turner's representation of the mass-murder of slaves, inspired by the Zong killings
Map of the Caribbean, highlighting islands relevant to understanding the Zong Massacre
Informative podcasts from the W.R.A.P. Team