Home » Archives for luke aspects

luke aspects

Summer Reads from Aspects of History

Summer Reads from Aspects of History

Our authors and contributors recommend books to take on summer holidays.

Summer Reads from Aspects of HistoryPaul BernardiTaking a well-earned break from the adventures of Beobrand in his much-loved Bernicia Chronicles series, Matthew Harffy moves forward the best part of one hundred and fifty years in this, his most recent and...

World War One and the United States

World War One and the United States

The centenary of the armistice that ended World War One on November 11 inevitably raises questions about the United States’ involvement in that conflict, which cost the lives of 50,585 Americans and wounded 205,690. Many American have believed, both at the time and...

Strategika Stalin

Strategika Stalin

‘The Red Army could have defeated Nazi Germany without Allied help,’ records The Times of London, ‘according to two thirds of Russians, who are adopting an increasingly positive view of Joseph Stalin’s wartime leadership despite the enormous casualties suffered under...

The Donington Hall Escape

The Donington Hall Escape

Gunther Pluschow undertook a daring escape after his capture by the British in 1915.

Over 100 years ago in 1915, a German pilot, Lieutenant Gunther Pluschow, embarked on one of the great adventure stories of the First World War. Told that he was being sent to Donington Hall in Leicestershire, a prisoner of war camp for officers, he resolved to escape,...

Churchill and Mannerheim

Churchill and Mannerheim

The Finnish marshal who led heroic resistance against the Soviets was similar to Churchill in many ways.

There are a number of things that Winston Churchill and Marshal Carl-Gustav Mannerheim – the father of modern Finland - have in common, which engendered in each a certain admiration for the other. They were both aristocrats, cavalrymen, immensely well-travelled...

Churchill and the Dardanelles

Churchill and the Dardanelles

‘In my opinion,’ wrote Admiral Lord Charles Beresford to Leo Maxse, the editor of the British conservative magazine National Review in April 1915, ‘Churchill is a serious danger to the State. After Antwerp, and now the Dardanelles, the Government really ought to get...

Hitler in the Wolfsschanze

Hitler in the Wolfsschanze

“Hitler in the bunker” said would-be assassin Claus von Stauffenberg, “that’s the real Hitler”.  He was right.  Reinforced concrete seemed to follow Hitler like a Wagnerian leitmotiv; his Reich was not only the largest builder of bunkers in history, it also perfected...

The Story Behind The Queen’s Rival

The Story Behind The Queen’s Rival

The story behind Cecily Neville, the mother of Edward IV and Richard III in Anne O'Brien's new novel.

The Queen’s Rival The objective of an academic historian, I would suggest (although I am willing to be argued down) is to research a subject from all available sources and report the findings to provide an acceptable cause/consequence scenario based on the evidence to...