Spotlight on… The Last of the Mohicans

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
Every trail has its end, and every calamity brings its lesson! from The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper   The Last of the Mohicans:...

History: Native Americans

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
When Columbus landed in America in 1492, thinking he was in India, he called the native people who lived there Indians. Native Americans once lived throughout...

Culture: Thanksgiving Day

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
The fourth Thursday in November is celebrated every year in the USA as Thanksgiving Day. It was originally a day when people thanked God for the food harvest...

TV: Pocahontas, an alternative Disney Classic (1995)

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
Pocahontas was the daughter of a powerful Indian chief, born in 1595, in what is now Virginia, USA. She became famous in both American and British history...

Spotlight on… Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
“It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year.” from Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe   American author, Edgar Allen Poe,...

History: The origins of Hallowe’en

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
The word Hallowe’en is short for All Hallows’ Eve and refers to the evening of 31st October. This is the evening before All Saints’ Day on 1st November,...