Monthly Archives: October 2014

Christopher Marlowe – Shakespeare? Spy? #history

Christopher Marlowe This week I was required to look at Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus – but I confess I found Christopher Marlowe more intriguing than his play. He has of course… Read more »

Excuses, excuses… #history

     One of this week’s subjects was to compare and contrast Cézanne’s Bathers with Correggio’s Leda with the Swan. It is remarkable how many excuses we have historically come… Read more »

Ghost Town – 1981 riots #history

This week, on my course, one of  the most interesting tasks has been to analyse the Ghost Town by the Ska/2-Tone group The Specials. It became record of the year in… Read more »

Cleopatra and poor journalism #history

Liz Taylor as Cleopatra VII One week in to my History degree – only 155 to go. Cleopatra has been the top theme of the week – looking at her… Read more »

Time Out! #writing

It may come as some relief to many – but my daily posts will be taking a break! – just starting a three-year degree course in History and need to… Read more »

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