Tag Archives: Thoughtful Tuesday

An Apology From The Author

Someone once told me that when it comes blogging, it’s okay to take breaks once in a while.

But clearly, I’ve taken a break that’s been far too long; and somehow, I feel I should apologise.

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Bastille Day and the Storming of Bastille

A week ago today – 14 July 2015 – a national holiday took place all over France.

It was called Bastille Day.

This anniversary marks the Storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789.

Led by the revolutionaries of Paris, the angry pheasants stormed the medieval prison called Bastille in Paris to get out the people, who were unfairly imprisoned. This event prompted the French Revolution of 1789, and the eventual fall of the French Monarchy.

France, as we know it, was born. Continue reading Bastille Day and the Storming of Bastille

Anniversary: London’s 7/7 Bombings

Today, it’s the 10th anniversary of the bombings that took place here in London on the 7th July 2005.

While this is not strictly the kind of history I usually write about, it is history, since this happened over ten years ago. But, it’s living history, as there are still people alive today who went through it.

Furthermore, with this post, I’m not writing in a detached mode, with no idea what happened and in place, trying to piece information together. This is actually an aspect of history that happened close to me. Continue reading Anniversary: London’s 7/7 Bombings