You know what, I really enjoyed April: a month of interesting and mixed weather along with two weeks away from the classroom. This meant lots of day trips and visits to places of historical interest, some of which will hopefully find a space and home on the pages of this blog in the near future. However, there seems to be a delay in the event happening and my eventual post, as illustrated in April’s post about my visit to St. Michael’s Mount (which actually happened in February).

April marked the year anniversary of the life of this blog. This is something that I didn’t think would ever happen, especially when I reflect on the hopelessness of previous blogs in my very post back in April 2018. I didn’t celebrate in any meaningful style, however, I did post about the blog’s “longevity” and commented on how it is part of a lucky 1%: only 1% of blogs appear to meaningfully survive. Whether or not it will make birthday Number 2 remains to be seen.

Other posts from the month included my attempts at some history memes (and who doesn’t want to see Hitler portrayed as Thanos?); the start of a new series (the English Monarchs FA Cup – who will win this very esteemed title); as well as an article on the Saltash that was established in the American colonial world.

The final posts of the month concentrated on historiographical surveys: one attempted to answer the question as to exactly what an historiographical survey was, whilst the other provided an example of an historiographical survey of a village (St. Budeaux in Plymouth, Devon).

May will be a frantic month, what with the “business” end of the academic year kicking into gear: exams, exams, exams. It is manic and stressful for students and teachers alike, but I do enjoy the revision sessions and the type of connections and links that are established. Lots of opportunity for reflection and historical debate.

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