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Dissertation Preview: The Treaty of Waitangi

The following article is a preview of the dissertation I am required to write as the final piece of coursework for my Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Exeter. It will not be a carbon-copy of my final work and, due to university regulations, I cannot provide footnotes or references until it […]

Exam Reflection 2013/14

I have literally just finished my second year examinations and, as one does, feel compelled to reflect on each of them; assessing what went right, what went wrong, and what I hope my mark will be for each exam and each module as a whole. For those of you new to this blog I am […]

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The History of Science in Society: The Royal Institution (19th Century)

This article is the online version of an essay I just submitted as University coursework. In some ways it is a more refined version of this article I wrote a while back, see what you make of it! https://daliennation.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/gentleman-of-science-michael-faraday/ ————————————– “The Royal Institution was the main driving force behind scientific discovery and popularisation in Victorian […]

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The Father of Modern Warfare & The Military Revolution

“The Father of Modern Warfare and the Military Revolution” History has played host to many great military commanders and generals; brilliant men who have steered the course of history through a combination of brilliant tactics, innovations, and sheer boldness. In his memoirs that he wrote during his exile on St. Helena Napoleon Bonaparte is alleged […]

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The American Revolution

Hello everyone. Firstly I feel the need to apologize for the lack of meaningful content over the past month or so. I have been submerged under a deluge of University coursework and since this year is when my marks beginning to truly count I could afford precious few diversions (not distractions! I really like the […]

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Stalin: maker or destroyer of nations?

There are fewer figures of the twentieth century that have achieved as much infamy and scholastic interest as Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin. Stalin’s legacy is well documented as he carried out, in the face of overwhelming opposition and steep odds, an unprecedented economic revival of the Soviet Union and elevated it to the level of an […]

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The Man Without a Country

First things first. I feel I should apologize for not updating this blog with articles recently. I have been kept incredibly busy by getting used to my new job, adjusting to my second year of study, and seeing off the rest of my family from England. Now that I’m getting used to all of the […]