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Your search for posts with tags containing Brexit found 19 posts

A New Horatian Ode: Brexit and Civil War

Inspired by the new BBC documentary, Downfall of a King, a few connections between Brexit and the conflicts of the 1640s. … More A New Horatian Ode: Brexit and Civil War
From: Writing Privacy on 12 Jul 2019

Brexit, Corbyn, Anything but History: The Way People Talk About Poldark

“I fought for our liberty. For our hopes. For our dreams. And I’ll keep on fighting. Whatever the cost.” These words were first broadcast in 2016. They were spoken by Ross Poldark, shot in extreme close up, interspersed with images of...

Is Brexit another Revolution?

A touch of history, frustrations with Brexit, regret for my family, and coming from Sunderland. … More Is Brexit another Revolution?
From: Writing Privacy on 15 Mar 2019

Tomorrow’s End

How an Australian teen sci-fi drama series from the early 1990s shows remarkable parallels with the current Brexit debacle. … More Tomorrow’s End
From: Writing Privacy on 20 Oct 2018

Shakespeare and the People’s Vote

While the Stratford4Europe group were waiting for the coach back from the People’s Vote March on 23 June 2018, somebody asked “Which way would Shakespeare have voted in the Referendum?” One of the party checked Google and pronounced...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Jun 2018

Continental Breakfast

What the Brits think Continental Breakfast is. Nothing illustrates the British disdain for Europe like the concept of Continental Breakfast. I have been staying at a mid-ranking London hotel for the past week – just about expensive enough to avoid...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 10 Sep 2017

Brains drained: Some thoughts on the Canada 150 Research Chairs

Canadian academics and perhaps a handful of other people will have heard over the last month or so of a new program: the “Canada 150 Research Chairs“. This is a version of the long established Canada Research Chair program, by which generously...
From: memorious on 30 Jul 2017

The Turkeys have Voted for Christmas

After a large majority of British MPs voted in favour of triggering Article 50 last night, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that “history has been made”. And it’s tragic history indeed. The turkeys voted for Christmas once...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 2 Feb 2017

Uncertainty and the post-truth society

Niccolò Machiavelli knew about the importance of appearances. The word ‘Brexit’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time this month, only weeks after Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 18 Dec 2016

The Unavoidability of the Historian writing about the Present

I am presently living in the year 1461, or so I thought. I am so deeply immersed in completing a chapter of a book I am writing for Cambridge University Press, that it occupies my mind nearly all my waking hours, and infiltrates some of my dreams too....

Shakespeare Out of Europe

Shakespeare Out of Europe By Graham Holderness From Will to the world by Peter Brookes. Radio Times 20-26 Sept. 1986 I remember a time when British culture among the educated was thoroughly European. Everyone listened to French music, wore Italian clothes,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Sep 2016

Cymbeline (Shakespeare, dir. Melly Still) RSC, August 2016

I’ll be seeing a lot of theatre over the next two weeks, and I’m badly out of practice in writing about shows — it’s been almost a year since I last did a proper review! (Is anyone even still reading this? Let’s find out…)...
From: dispositio on 1 Aug 2016

Brexit: A Modern Day Heresy?

A Modern Day Heresy?[1] By CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow Gordon D. Raeburn Brexit, that awful portmanteau that, as I type, Word tells me has already been accepted as a genuine word in the English language, has been front and centre in the news and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Jul 2016

“No man is an island”: Some thoughts on Brexit and the American tea party

It’s with some trepidation that I write a blog post about Brexit. I mean, I live almost 5,000 miles away from the UK, and most of what I know about Britain’s vote to leave the European Union comes from Twitter, newspapers, and magazines. I’m...
From: Out of Time on 28 Jun 2016

O Brexiteers!

I happen to be in London this week — England, not Ontario — which actually made last night’s Brexit vote results harder to follow than being five hours behind in Montreal would have done. Unlike some of my telegenic, modern-leaning...
From: memorious on 24 Jun 2016

Shakespeare, Britain, Brexit

Pretty much glued to news sites and social media feeds this morning as this new phase in UK politics unfolds. Three years ago I was writing about how the London Olympics used Shakespeare to celebrate British diversity, and how the politics that followed...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 24 Jun 2016

England, the EU, and the English Reformation

I don't have any knowledge to speak of the debate about whether the UK should stay in the EU, but I do find this debate interesting: which is more like the English Reformation: staying or going?In The Guardian, Giles Fraser says the UK leaving the EU...

Historians in Britain need to ask the right questions about Europe

Following the surprise result of the General Elections earlier this month historians in Britain have reopened the debate about Europe. Depending on where you stand, Britain is either part of Europe, or a strange place across the Channel you can travel...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 24 May 2015

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.