Here’s Why Leeds Castle Should Be On Your Summer Holiday Hit-List

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Leeds Castle. Don’t be fooled by the name – the delights of Leeds Castle are closer than you think. Nestled among rolling Kent countryside, it may be the ultimate summer holiday day trip. And we can prove it. Before we dive in, it’s important to know that … Read more

The Cultural Guide To Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes’ History & Symbolism

Mid-Autumn Festival, which occurs on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, is a time for families to gather and appreciate the full harvest moon with dragon dances, lantern lighting, and gift exchanging. Mooncake is an essential part of the festival, so much so that the festival is colloquially known as the Mooncake Festival. … Read more

The History of the Separation of Church and State in the US

In June 2022, a divided US Supreme Court handed down two decisions on how to balance the two freedom of religion provisions of the First Amendment. The Justices took a dramatic turn from the history of judicial interpretation of those two provisions. Those two provisions read that the government “shall make no law respecting an … Read more

A Brief History of Spider-Man

Whip! With a single bite from a radioactive spider in the summer of 1962, New York high school nerd Peter Parker was transformed into the world’s favorite webslinging crimefighter, dispensing wisecracks along with monthly bouts of four-color justice in what would become Marvel Comics’ marquee series. — and a new way of writing the increasingly … Read more

Legal History Blog: Sandburg’s “Subversive Legal History”

Okay, we don’t know how we missed this book, and the series in which it appears, until we just now saw William Eves’s review in the AJLHbut Russell Sandburg, Cardiff Law, has published Subversive Legal History: A Manifesto for the Future of Legal Education (Routledge, 2021): Provocative, audacious and challenging, this book rejuvenates not only … Read more

Review of Memphis Hoops | Sports in American History

Wood, Keith Brian. Memphis Hoops: Race and Basketball in the Bluff City, 1968–1997. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2021. Pp. 218. $35.00 hardback and ebook. Reviewed by Łukasz Muniowski The first integrated high school game in Memphis took place on September 15, 1965, between all-white Catholic High and all-black Father Bertrand High. The game functions … Read more

The Battle of Hong Kong – and the battle for Hong Kong’s history

Taurus Yip’s interest in history was kindled when he lived in the University of Hong Kong’s Ricci Hall. Many years before, he discovered, soldiers who fought in the Battle of Hong Kong had lived there too. Troops from many countries and backgrounds shared in the defense of the city from the invading Japanese, he learned. … Read more

“My Narrow Escape From A V1 Flying Bomb”

Cutaway drawing of a V1 showing fuel cells, warhead and other equipment. Image: public domain One sunny morning in June 1944, aged 11, I was attending an art class at John Lyon School in Harrow, when suddenly, without warning, my head was filled by the roar of the engine of a pilotless V1 flying bomb … Read more

Is medical history protected by discrimination law?

Belgium has expanded its Anti-Discrimination Act to cover individuals’ ‘state of health’, which means their past medical history is now covered. Belgium has prohibited discrimination based on an individual’s ‘current or future state of health’ since 2007. On 7 July 2022, a bill was passed which broadens this. The concept of ‘current or future state … Read more