Michael Gove’s history lesson Article to appear in the next Miniature Wargames perhaps under Gove’s nom de plume of ‘Graham Evans’.
I came across this picture today. It is a rather lovely archaeological drawing of a ‘phalera’ from Seengen in the Aargau (Switzerland) showing a horseman rather like the better known one from the Isola Rizza dish. He has a helmet and armour reaching to the knees. This sort of kit is pretty well known in … Continue reading
More on the right-wing rewriting of Great War history Here is a much briefer and better informed piece by the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge (no less) – and incidentally the person who appointed me to my first job – further knocking on the head all that ‘just war against the nasty Hun’ guff … Continue reading
Myths of the Huns Not about WWI, before you ask… Some of you may be interested in this, although it’s not about wargames. There was a recent issue of Wargames Illustrated that trotted out most of the usual guff about Huns (largely because it was written by a couple of the ‘usual suspects’), including their … Continue reading
[As alluded to in the last post, here is a piece that I will probably send off to Miniature Wargames in response to the piece by Graham Evans in the current issue. I doubt they’ll accept it.] Paul Valéry once wrote that a poet spends a whole life looking for true poetry. Similarly, a historian spends … Continue reading
It’s a looooong time since an article in a wargames magazine made me physically angry, so hats off to the officer-class right-wing twaddle peddled in the current Miniature Wargames by Graham Evans. But here are the bells of midnight, so more of this anon.