Tag Archive | British history

3 days to go…

Wow, it’s only three more days until the launch of my new (and first) non-fiction book. Excited, nervous and relief are the words that probably sum up how I am feeling right now. In just three days I’ll be launching: A Show Called Empire: The History of the British Empire According to the Movies This […]

Announcement

Ok so, I’ve been a little quiet. I’ve finished my current project, but still haven’t clicked ‘publish’. I haven’t been networking as much. I haven’t been writing as much. With a upcoming holiday, my publishing plans have been put on hold until after I return. But what does this mean for the present? It means […]

A Month of: This Day in History

On this day in 1839 in Humen, China, Chinese scholar and official of the Qing dynasty, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium which had been confiscated from British merchants. Lin forcefully opposed the opium trade on economic, social and moral grounds. The destruction of the opium stores is seen as the primary catalyst […]