Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Six of the Best 455

History of Government looks at the four future British prime ministers who served in the First World War. Can you name them before you follow the link?

Like me (and unlike the Liberal Democrat group on Leicestershire County Council) Ian Ridley is in favour of switching off street lights at night.

Spitalfields Life presents an East End suffragette map.

"Gladstone’s Library is a unique and incredible place. It’s Britain’s finest residential library, and its only Prime Ministerial library. Founded by William Ewart Gladstone himself, following his death in 1898 it became the national memorial to his life work as well as one of the few Grade 1 listed buildings in North Wales." And on 5-7 September, reports Pedlars World, it is holding its annual literary festival Gladfest.

It wasn't Victorian wives who were wrongly locked away in asylums, argues Sarah Wise on Psychology Today, but Victorian husbands. They had the money.

"The pamphlet is a fascinating document: the mind of the child of the late nineteenth century, transcribed from structured interviews carried out by their new kindergarten teachers, and reported to an ambitious researcher with theories to prove." Rebecca Onion discusses the work of the psychologist G. Stanley Hall for Lapham's Quarterly.

1 comment:

Malcolm Baines said...

If you follow the link to the article dealing with the UK prime ministers who had fought in World War One it contains a picture of Churchill as commanding officer of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. The man to his right (our left) is Sir Archibald Sinclair, leader of the Liberal Party 1935 to 1945 and the old Liberal Party leader to fight in the First World War.