Thursday, 20 November 2008

Period House Style Archive Group

Have a look at our Flickr photographs.
This digital photographic collections allows you to research hundreds of images on period design details. You can also contribute by added comments or starting relevant topic discussions. Opening up your own Flickr account will enable you to add your own images and contribute to the Period House Style Archive Group.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Here are the links to my Period House Style site:





Balconies & Verandas

Bay Windows

Flat Roofs

Gable Ends

Herringbone Brickwork


Leaded Glass

Metal Framed Windows

Oak Doors

Painted Panelled Doors


Pebble Dash

Sash & Casement Windows

Stained & Leaded Glass

Tile Hung Walls




Inglenook Fireplaces

Leaded Glass


Oak Panelling

Plain Tile Fireplaces

Parquet Flooring



Wooden Flooring

Interior Detail

Exterior Detail

Sourcing Products

Freepedia Blog

Monday, 17 November 2008

Schools Wikipedia Website

It is really worth exploring the Schools Wikipedia website. Unlike, the original Wikipedia, the content has been reviewed and edited by the academic community. For example, take a look at the following:

First World War

Second World War

Adolf Hitler

Joseph Stalin


Leon Trotsky

Winston Churchill

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The Normans

The Normans

30 biographies and 20 aspects of Norman life.

English Civil War

Biographies of Military Leaders (36), Political and Religious Figures (40), Writers and Artists(20), Events, Issues and Organizations (18), Battles (6) and Religious Groups (10).

Monday, 10 November 2008

Encyclopaedia of the Industrial Revolution (538 entries)

The encyclopaedia is being created in sections (entries in parenthesis): The Textile Industry (148), Entrepreneurs (80), Child Labour (94), Engineers (34), Railways (116), Poverty, Health and Housing (26) and Towns & Cities (40).

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Barack Obama and the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK

Some people believe that John F. Kennedy was killed by white racists who were opposed to civil rights legislation. When Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1965 Civil Rights Act he made a prophecy that he was “signing away the south for 50 years”. This proved accurate. In fact, the Democrats have never recovered the vote of the white racists in the Deep South. This is the electorate that now gives its support to the Republican Party. A new alliance has therefore taken place between the white racists, right-wing conservatives and Christian fundamentalists.

Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King called for further civil rights legislation before their deaths in 1968. Both men were probably assassinated as part of a right-wing racist conspiracy.

LBJ was right in his prediction. However, so was RFK when he said in 1968 that the US would have a “Negro president” in 40 years.

With Barack Obama's victory it is ironic that the Republican Party is now only really strong in the Deep South. LBJ was right in the short-term about how the passing of Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s would hurt the Democratic Party. However, in the long-term, it hurt the Republican Party.

If Barack Obama now orders the release of CIA and FBI files on the three assassinations, we might well be in a good position to have a fuller understanding of US history since the election of JFK in 1960.