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Remembering the First World War

Cynthia Wallace-Casey [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.”...
From: Borealia on 29 Jun 2020

Winning the War with Eau de Cologne

By Jess Clark a part of the Perfumes Series In August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. As many historians compellingly argue, the Great War was a point of major military, political, and socio-cultural disruption. This extended to commercial relationships...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 May 2019

Recipes for Waste Reduction

Kesia Kvill In June of 1917, the Canadian Government introduced the Office of the Food Controller under the direction of Conservative Ontario politician and businessman, W.J. Hanna. The introduction of Food Controller during the First World War was part...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Feb 2019

A Hymn of Dissent: Inscriptions from the Dungeons of Richmond Castle

By Stephen Basdeo A popular tourist attraction in North Yorkshire, England, is Richmond Castle. Although it is a picturesque ruin today, it began to be built in the eleventh century after William of Normandy’s “Harrying of the North”...

Feeding Under Fire: Medicinal Food

By Simon Walker When I first began Feeding Under Fire, I was excited for the episode on medicinal food because it offered the chance to combine my public engagement platform and my PhD research into the improvement of soldiers’ bodies in the First...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Oct 2017

Surviving the Somme

In July we posted a blog about Corporal T Smyth, who convalesced at Hartlebury after being wounded...
From: The Hurd Library on 15 Oct 2016

Shakespeare in his Garden: a summer festival of plays, music and songs

Written and researched in our archive by volunteer Jann Tracy. With Shakespeare in his Garden by Marie Corelli. Reproduced by permission of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. A hundred years ago this year, during the First World War, Stratford-upon-Avon...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Jul 2016

Harry Fox’s diary: the Battle of the Somme

On the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, read extracts from Stratford-upon-Avon soldier Harry Fox’s wartime diary. The diary can be found within the archives of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Transcribed by volunteer Phil Spinks. ...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Jul 2016

Exploring Shakespeare’s Henry V

To coincide with the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in October 2015, our Shakespeare’s Treasures Exhibition has been given a King Henry V/military theme. Alongside this, volunteer Jann Tracy has taken a look at some performances, facts...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Aug 2015

Shakespeare’s Floral Parade

Spring is upon us again and volunteer Rebekah Owens writes about the floral parade that took place in spring 1916 to commemorate Shakespeare’s Tercentenary, the 300th anniversary of his death. Photograph from the Coventry Graphic of May 5th 1916,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 Apr 2015

Hartlebury Castle VAD Hospital

In June this year the convalescent hospital at Hartlebury Castle for troops wounded in the First...
From: The Hurd Library on 8 Apr 2015

Food Will Win the War: A K-12 Educators’ Workshop on Teaching World War I, 1914-1919

By Dana Schaffer Each year the American Historical Association hosts a workshop for K-12 educators at our annual meeting. When my colleagues and I began planning for this year’s workshop, we knew that the 100th anniversary of World War I … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Mar 2015

Hitting the Glass Ceiling: Women at War

In this post, volunteer Hannah Catterall writes about women’s suffrage and the First World War.  Women working the land near Stratford-upon-Avon, 1917. Reproduced by permission of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. At the outbreak of the First...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Mar 2015

New Year in France – Extracts from Harry Fox’s war diary

Corporal Harry Fox describes New Year 1915, serving with the Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery. This series of blogs supports an exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ – The First World War, Shakespeare...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Feb 2015

Sir Frank Benson and the town of Stratford-upon-Avon

Find out about actor and manager, Sir Frank Benson, and his relationship with the townsfolk of Stratford-upon-Avon. This series of blogs has been inspired by an exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ –...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Jan 2015

Christmas under fire – extracts from Harry Fox’s war diary

Corporal Harry Fox describes a freezing December in 1914, serving with the Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery in the First World War. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Dec 2014

Travelling to the Front – extracts from Harry Fox’s war diary

In his diary, Corporal Harry Fox of Stratford describes travelling to war in France with the Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Nov 2014

The Weapons of War

A look at weapons from Shakespeare’s era compared to those of World War I.  Firearms, artillery and new innovations… This series of blogs supports an exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Oct 2014

Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair

With the traditional Mop Fair taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon in October, it’s time to reflect on the survival of the Mop during the difficult days of World War I. This series of blogs supports an exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 18 Oct 2014

Turn that light out!

What happened when a local hotel keeper didn’t turn his lights off one night in 1916? This series of blogs supports an exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ – The First World War, Shakespeare...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Oct 2014

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