Tag Archives: Victorian

‘Kick From the Penalty Mark’ – The Invention of the Penalty

Outrageous. Offensive. Outlandish. The pretentious playboy son of a Presbyterian merchant. An amateur actor. An upstart. A failed goalkeeper. An idea which undermined football and the values of Victorian society. An idea which punished the team for the error of … Continue reading

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The Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The greatest inventions in history are created because they are needed. The wheel – transport. Writing – to record crops and trade. The machine gun – to efficiently kill. The trench – to avoid machine guns. The plane – spy … Continue reading

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Britain and India – A loving romance or a regrettable affair?

Part One – Trade Post to Trade Monopoly Mary Tudor the child of a broken marriage and false promises grew up with a deep suspicion of Protestantism. During her reign she earned the regrettable ‘Bloody Mary’ moniker as hundreds of … Continue reading

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