England’s historical relationship with Europe and what this means for Brexit and the future.  

In 1475 Edward IV of England signed a treaty with Louis XI of France in which he formally renounced his claim to the French throne.  The war that would later be called the Hundred Year’s War finally came to an end.  This marked a huge geopolitical and cultural shift for England.  It would stop seeking to regain lost territory on the European continent More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Justinian’s Plague and Ebola

The Roman Emperor Justinian had started to rebuild the Roman Empire when the Mediterranean was hit by a plague that wiped out a third of the empire’s population. It had a similar devastating impact on the More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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The Caliphate of the Headless: why Islamic State deserves our respect

First, lets get this out of the way: the Islamic State is a frightening, murderous, group and needs to be neutralised as soon as possible. Second, their game plan is terrifyingly brilliant and deserves our More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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4700 AD – an unimaginably distant future

History Future Now spent the Easter break in Sicily amidst the ruins of Greek and Phoenician cities.  Agrigento, founded by Greek colonists in 582BC, contains one of the most extensive collections of Greek temples More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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The rise of the West was based on luck. That has run out.

Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West. For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the West has dominated the world in terms More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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“Team West” is worried about its decline. Don’t be. It is quite normal

Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West.  For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the West has dominated the world in terms More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Why God needs the government: multiculturalism vs monotheism

FHN looks at the worship of Aton, the first monotheistic religion over 3,350 years ago, and how changes to European attitudes to Christianity today may make Islam more rigid in the future.   Multiculturalism and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Lessons from the French Revolution

It is terribly ironic that the French monarchy, under Louis XVI, was a major supporter of the British colonists in America’s bid for independence in 1775 – 1783. Only six years after the American colonists More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Lessons from the American Revolution

American Revolution The American Revolution, which started in 1775, was a British revolution on American soil.  There were thirteen British colonies in America.  These colonies were governed by British laws and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Lessons from the Glorious Revolution and Jacobite Risings

The Glorious Revolution Unlike the English Civil War, this 1688 revolution, which was instigated by Parliament against James II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, was not about control today, but fear about More...