Andrew James Chandler, PhD (Wales), M.Ed. (Exon)

Putin plays dangerous poker game

Originally posted on Marcus Ampe's Space:
Already for some time we could see Vladimir Putin making fists to the West. Relations between NATO and Ukraine date back to the early 1990s and have since developed into one of the most substantial of NATO’s partnerships. We could already see how in 2014 Russia backed separatists…

Elizabeth I in Archives and Collections

Originally posted on The Iron Room:
During the 15th and early 16th century Birmingham was increasing in status as an affluent market town. The industry of Birmingham was largely centred around farming, and associated trades. There was a move from rearing cattle for beef to the more labour-intensive rearing cattle for dairy, which in turn…

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Originally posted on Imperial & Global Forum:
Dune / Production Stills / Warner Brothers Pictures Marc-William PalenHistory Department, University of ExeterFollow on Twitter @MWPalen From Joseph Schumpeter and the economics of imperialism to Frank Herbert the Republican Salafist, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Joseph Schumpeter and the Economics of Imperialism…

Bristol, Colston and Colonial Trade, 1580-1780

Originally posted on Andrew James:
Foreground: The ‘Drowning’ of Edward Colston, 2020 Above: Edward Colston’s statue towards Bristol harbour. Photograph from The Guardian Weekly, 12 June 2020, by Giulia Spadafora, Getty. The heart-breaking, public and blatant murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020 has fuelled a storm of protests…

Christmas in Eastern Orthodox Churches

Originally posted on Andrew James:
English: Russian poet Boris Pasternak. Русский: Русский поэт Борис Пастернак. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Happy Christmas (when it comes; Christmas Day is on 7th in the Julian calendar) to all my Russian friends, colleagues, and former Russian-speaking students, as well as to other Eastern Orthodox adherents from other cultures. Just as…

Living and Loving Faithfully

Originally posted on Andrew James:
A Response to the Church of England’s Document and Discourse on Sexuality, Marriage and Gender. From Nanette Newman’s God Bless Love: A collection of children’s sayings. London: Collins, 1972. New Testament Marriage, Blessings &?Covenants: This year, in England and Wales at least, the ‘Gay Marriage‘ controversy has been hitting the…


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