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28th January 1596

28th January 1596 - The death of Sir Francis Drake. This article by MARSCH student Benjamin Redding explores late Elizabethan naval tactics instigated by the famous privateer during his final maritime expedition, and the impact that his death had upon both these tactics, and the wider global scene.

Mon 12 Aug 2013, 15:34 | Tags: military, 16th century, England, global history, empire

The Day of the Fool Dissection (1660s?)

The Day of the Fool Dissection-undated but recorded in Thomas Willis's Cerebri Anatome, published in 1664. This article by MA in History student Tom Colville explores the importance of the dissection of a fool's brain (circa. 1660s) and the contribution that it provided to early modern conceptions of idiocy and craniometry.

Wed 03 Jul 2013, 11:11 | Tags: England, 17th century, science

10th August 1512

10th August 1512-The Battle of Saint-Mathieu. This article by MARSCH student Benjamin Redding unfolds the Anglo-Franco naval conflict off the coast of Brittany. It discusses the tragedy of The Regent and Cordeliére, and emphasises the importance of this day in altering a perception on how naval battles should have been fought.

Fri 11 Jan 2013, 15:05 | Tags: military, 16th century, England, France