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The Great Siege of Malta in 1565, duel between West and East

Gery de Pierpont

Great_Siege_Malta_1565 Heritage and literature dialogue: Tim Willocks There are some texts which describe atmospheres and historical settings so realistically that they can almost bring old stones back to life. When words, musical cadences and poetry ...

Re-enactor: bringing history to life

Gery de Pierpont

Re-enactor_Waterloo_2015 Assuming the persona of a historical character ‘Re-enactor’ is a rather clumsy neologism which does little to describe those passionate history buffs who for the pleasure of experiencing the past as closely as possible, strive to ...

Stay overnight in Lantin Fort (Liege), as in 1914

Gery de Pierpont

Lantin_Fort_Liege Relive the shock of WW1 German attack, 8 metres below ground Because they were buried deep in the ground to resist the increasingly powerful artillery shellfire, 19th century defensive works are now all but invisible in the landscape. This is one ...

A few days’ holiday in History?

Gery de Pierpont

holiday_in_History Find unique and inspiring period accommodation in Europe with intoHistory Isn’t it everyone’s dream to travel, especially when the sun is out? What wouldn’t you give for a change of air, a change of pace or a change of scene? And while you ...

A brief history of hostelries

Geneviève Lacroix

History_Hostelries A home from home when travelling? It seems normal today when travelling to reserve a room in a hotel, B&B or guest house – or even rent a house for the length of one’s stay. These tourist accommodation sites ...

Talbot House: a refuge in the darkness of WW1 Flanders Fields

Gery de Pierpont

Heritage and literature dialogue: Paul Chapman There are some texts which describe atmospheres and historical settings so realistically that they can almost bring old stones back to life. When words, musical cadences and poetry ...

The land and seascapes of Zeeland

Gery de Pierpont

Zeeland_tourism The unending struggle against the influx of water Zeeland – land reclaimed from the sea – is aptly named. Old maps of the area show a radically different aspect of this part of the Netherlands, and are unrecognizable for anyone trying ...

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