‘The Great Fire’ Review, by Zoey Strzelecki

The Great Fire of London (1666), which began on Pudding Lane, recently became the focus of an ITV drama. The city of London, made predominantly fromtimber buildings, burned for 3 days, leaving 70,000 of 80,000 inhabitants of London homeless.This series dramatizes some of the events that took place while London burned, however it becomes over-embellished Continue Reading

The Rajas of India

For centuries, regions of the Indian subcontinent were ruled with quasi-autonomy by kings known as Rajas. Though their roles and responsibilities invariably changed over time, they remained permanent fixtures of Indian society. After the establishment of the British Raj in 1858 however, India was officially subsumed into the British Empire, raising questions about the position Continue Reading