I love history because you can learn so much from it and even more from what historians choose to forget. Such is my obsession that I have spent the last three years shunning family and friends in preference for touring archives and libraries. The focus of my interest has been my research for a book – Rogue Nation: 1001 forgotten anniversaries in British history that shame Britain. I have to admit that it’s still far from finished but I’m now publishing an initial 230,000 word draft online in the hope of getting some constructive criticism and feedback. It’s very simple to navigate – just choose a month or a year or select from a list of countries – all from the top menu.
Some anniversaries in British history are deemed worthy of any orgy of commemoration. They are often royal occasions favoured by round the clock live media coverage, while other darker moments are either forgotten or deliberately suppressed.
Some shameful centenaries of 2020 unlikely to be commemorated
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Please return regularly as I continue to post more day to day anniversaries of some of the ugliest crimes of British imperialism.
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