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Holland vs the Netherlands

Confusing geography and country name(s) is not limited to the United Kingdom. GGP Grey has come back to this topic and explains what the difference is between Holland and the Netherlands – and lot of additional...

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Breaking the Enigma Code – Alan Turing

I have recently watched the movie The Imitation Game. The movie is about Alan Turing and how he was the key player to break the code of the German Enigma Machine in World War II. In this article I have collected Information and videos about Allen Turing, The Enigma machine and how the Enigma code was ultimately broken.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial (Washington DC)

The Lincoln Memorial is a highlight of any visit to Washington DC. It was built to remember one of the most important figures in the history of the United States: Abraham Lincoln.

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South Sea Bubble – Extra History

Extra Credits have recently finished their 4th Extra History series about the South Sea Bubble. This is a fascinating piece of British history that I had never heard of before.

The History that Inspired Game of Thrones

The History that Inspired Game of Thrones

Of course the acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones is not a historical drama – far from it. However it took some inspiration from a very interesting period of medieval English history. The Wars of the...

World War II Memorial, Washington DC

World War II Memorial (Washington DC)

World War II ended in Europe 70 years ago. As I was recently in Washington DC and visited the National World War II Memorial, I think this is a fitting first post in the new Places of History category.