Nature as Identity: An Environmental History of Bristol’s Civic Improvement Societies

Download this article (includes footnotes and bibliography)Download INTRODUCTION When the ash had settled at the end of the second world war, Bristol emerged from it quite the different city to how it had entered at the beginning. Bombing had destroyed many buildings such as the Jacobean St Peter’s Hospital and St Peter’s church as well … Continue reading Nature as Identity: An Environmental History of Bristol’s Civic Improvement Societies

Local Hero or Corrupt Councillor? Assessing Our Current Understanding T. Dan Smith Part 1: Introduction

This article will initially seek to introduce you to T. Dan Smith and the debates that exist surrounding his political and personal careers. It is deliberately short and omits much fine detail however this is in service of its central aim: to peak your interest in this topic and spark some enthusiasm for the mysteries … Continue reading Local Hero or Corrupt Councillor? Assessing Our Current Understanding T. Dan Smith Part 1: Introduction

Castle Howard: Baroque Architecture and the Theatre of Reality

Castle Howard is not actually a castle, but rather a stately home, situated in the Yorkshire countryside. It was designed by the famous Sir John Vanburgh, who is often referred to as the father of the ‘English Baroque’ style. The estate still remains in the possession of the Howard family today and has done so … Continue reading Castle Howard: Baroque Architecture and the Theatre of Reality