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Despite the royal charter allowing trade, England still found itself plagued by foreign ships in her own waters. The Dutch, having the most powerful navy of the time, had harassed British ships for decades by disrupting trade and were generally considered to be the leading European trading power. Control of Europe’s waters meant control ofContinue reading “Colston – The Emergence of Englishmen & Economy (Part 2)”
The life of Edward Colston, the former favorite philanthropist of Bristol turned profiteering villain, has been written about a lot since he was dethroned from his plinth and hauled into the city’s harbour in early June of 2020. But beyond his associations with the slave trade, the surrounding politics and ideas of Colston’s time thatContinue reading “Colston – The Invasion of Africa & The Birth of an Idea (Part 1)”
Published directly after the victory of Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarians in the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes’ treatise of man, Leviathan, was seen by many as justification for the past nine years of bloody battle. In it, Hobbes argues that to stop man descending into the selfish and wanton creature that is his natural state, aContinue reading “Opinion – The Unspoken Leviathan”
From music to cuisine, there are many passions that have led to the birth of culture. Here we look into some of the arts that make us who we are.
For something that surrounds us at all times, mystery still shrouds many parts of the natural world. In this area we try to untangle some of the many riddles left by mother nature.
Depending on when and where you are or are from, understandings of knowledge can alter and change. Understanding these changes and patterns can help you think critically about the world around you.
In a world where information is everywhere, knowledge and understanding seem to be in short supply.
With a warming world and warring economies our planet can seem a little on the heavy side as of late and opinions about all of these stories fly around the internet like starlings around Rome.
So what can we do?
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