The cutesy Volkswagen Beetle, star of movies like Herbie Goes Bananas, started life as the perfect car for the subjects of Hitler’s Third Reich. I looked at the story of how it was reclaimed from the Nazis to become a symbol of counterculture and ubiquity.
Its LGBTQ+ history month so lets continue with Marsha P. Johnson, an american activist for trans and gay rights
It’s LGBTQ+ History Month, so lets talk Radclyffee Hall, a poet and author who continues to inspire many for her views on fashion and her trial of women lovers
This LGBTQ+ History month, lets talk Queen Anne and her sexuality with a flurry of very close women.
As it’s LGBTQ history month, what better way to commence the series than with a fact that maybe not all of you are aware of, Edward II’s sexuality. He was king from 1307-1327, and though he did marry a woman, marriages during this time often occurred for political reasons rather than bride and groom falling in love.
Shanties have enjoyed something of a renaissance of late, so surely we should investigate exactly why it is they fell out of favour in the first place. It’s a relatively simple story and it has to do with a few things, but it’s mainly the fact that time moved on while they stood still.
The days are bleeding together a little here in a still-locked-down 2021, so for today’s article, let’s consult the January 19ths of history to see if anything a little more interesting happened.
The UK is a country with a proud railway heritage, but in the 1960s, almost half of Britain’s railways were scrapped. The historic trains that ran on them are now few and far between – here, I comment on why they’re gone, and where you can go to see them and their routes now.
Few wives can claim to be the root of religious turmoil in Britain for the next 500 years, but Anne Boleyn was one such woman. A formidable bastion of wit and grace, Heather Dalgleish argues – and investigates why she met the end she did.
We’re all getting used to the familar phrases, “tiers,”, “lockdowns” and “social distancing.” What about the venues in limbo that need our support to get through the current crisis? Here’s a rundown of some cultural destinations that need help.