Category Archives: United Kingdom

The Story of Finn McCool

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Giant’s Causeway in Bushmills, Northern Ireland is one of the world’s natural wonders.  It was formed around 60 million years ago, when volcanic lava protruded through the earth’s chalk beds creating liquid basalt ‘ponds.’  As the lava cooled the new … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

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  Photo Credit: Marianne While many communities hold their celebrations on the weekend before or after (for logistical purposes); the 5th of November (today) is Bonfire Night in the UK.  Remember, remember the 5th of November… [By the way that … Continue reading

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‘The Mill’ Revisited (or actually visited this time)

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A mill that was once rural countryside in Cheshire is now right next to the Manchester Airport (you literally take the airport exit to get there).  Here lies Quarry Bank Mill, which was the partial topic of one of my … Continue reading

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Fountain’s Abbey – A Brief History of One of England’s Monasteries

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Today, Fountains Abbey (just outside of Ripon in North Yorkshire, UK) stands as one of England’s best preserved monasteries.  It was founded in 1132 by Benedictine Monks following a dispute with St. Mary’s Abbey in York.  Fortunately for the original … Continue reading

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BBC’s “The White Queen”

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OK, OK; I know that for a history teacher having your first two ‘history’ posts be about TV miniseries may seem a little bit lame (ok, it may be downright criminal); but one thing that I have learned about UK … Continue reading

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Channel 4’s “The Mill”

Channel 4 has recently concluded its four part drama series The Mill.  It focuses around the lives of the apprentices, owners, and various other workers of the Quarry Bank Mill in Lancashire (countryside near Manchester & Liverpool) during the 1830s. … Continue reading

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