History Breaking News: Lost and Found

This video is a great way to see this breaking history news. And see some very excited historians! Thanks to my friend Portia Webb for giving me a heads-up about this. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-51634202/lost-doorway-reveals-historic-secrets-in-parliament...

Breaking News: A Farmer’s Diary

This post combines two general ideas about history that I often write about in other posts. First, there is “breaking news” in the study of history. Sometimes people find stuff that tells historians something completely new or changes perceptions about something we...

Teamwork and Breaking News

I love breaking news about history! This one is a few years old, but since the original story happened about 1,500 years ago, I’m not going to worry that I’m late to the update. The first element of this story is malaria. Malaria is an infectious disease that is...

Convict Mutiny Meets Samurai

I love breaking news about history. With new technologies like sonar, DNA testing, drones, radar, and chemical analysis, we are resolving historical mysteries faster than ever before. But sometimes we still find answers through old-fashioned research like poring over...

But They Were “Men of Their Times”…

I try not to get into current political stuff here because that is not the purpose of this blog. But there is one thing I’ve heard over and over this past week that had me yelling at the television and my phone. I was bothered by comments that George Washington...