Cleopatra’s coinage : a case study of the Ptolemaic monetary system in Egypt.

Bronze Drachma coin of Cleopatra VII. This coin originates from the reign of the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt; Cleopatra VII Philopator (51 -30 BCE). Minted in Alexandria it is difficult to date coins precisely within her reign. However, from the inscription of ‘ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ’ we know it originates from the reign of ‘Queen Cleopatra’. …

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Jawaharlal Nehru – the most quoted man in history?

In one of my recent posts I listed numerous quotes that I gathered in my journal last year. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), the Harrow / Cambridge educated philanthropist and first Prime Minister of India, featured prominently in this collection. Now, Indian history is one I am largely unfamiliar with. But this is one of the great …

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Thoughts on Elton’s ‘Tudor Revolution in Government’ …

Primarily hypothesised by Dr. G. R. Elton in his 1953 book, The Tudor Revolution in Government[1], the concept reflects the departure in style of government from the medieval to the modern during Henry VIII’s reign.  There has been much historiographic argument as a result of this seminal work. Elton emphasises the role of Henry’s chief …

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The first comic strip

Sequences of images portraying events are common throughout history . One would assume that the Bayeux Tapestry is an early form of comic strip however it was never intended as humorous ( although it been made into several internet memes)...   The first true comic strip was published in the scottish newspaper "The Glasgow (or …

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Historic resource – The Failures of Collective security; Essay by J.C.Edegbulem

The Failure of Collective Security in the Post World Wars I and II International System Joseph C. Ebegbulem Introduction -  World War I pointed out a fundamental flaw in the balance of power system. When the system failed, the result was dangerous and catastrophic. The incredible levels of destruction in the war led most nation-states …

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How is failure portrayed in history?

History is full of tremendous successes but also quite a few remarkable failures. Figures such as Neville Chamberlain are examples of how with the passing of time can alter short term successes and turn them into dramatically flawing failures. However history, an ever-changing subject being almost purely subjective, portrays events and personas as a contrast …

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