History Mentor Blog

The Middle Ages and the Crusades Workshop     [caption id="attachment_1156" align="aligncenter" width="300"] From: Le Régime des princes[/caption]     What were the Middle Ages and how are they linked to the Crusades? This and other themes will be discussed in a seminar/workshop on 7 November 2021, as outlined below.   Sunday 7...

Why Study GCSE History?   One of the things I like about History is that it promotes creativity and discussion. As a researcher and a teacher, I think both are important. The freedom to interpret – and know it’s not written in stone – makes History emancipating....

Do you want to know what's in the History National Curriculum, but can't find a simple answer? We give you a brief description below and direct you to further information.   What is the National Curriculum and why do we have it?   The National Curriculum consists of the...

Origins of the Greek Revolution   On the 25 March annually Greeks, Hellenes and philhellenes worldwide celebrate the beginning of the war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. Yet it is important to note that the movement behind this was not all home-grown, but mostly owes its...

The Acandia Terreplein   Introduction   One interesting feature of Rhodes medieval town defences are the tenailles, called terrepleins at that time, which were built in the aftermath of the 1480 siege. These are made of solid earth and are lined on the outside with stone blocks. According to...

Rhodes and COVID-19   Pandemics in History   The current COVID-19 outbreak will go down in modern history as the worst pandemic of our time, hopefully. However bad it seems now, and certainly every life lost is a tragedy, it compares favourably with previous pandemics. For example, during the...

Armistice Day - Remembrance Day - 11 November   Armistice Day. The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month 1918, when the hostilities of World War One ceased, must have been met with hopes for a brighter future. Yet it was not to be....

History Mentor Tuition Discount   Would you like a tuition discount? Who wouldn't! At History Mentor, we know that times are difficult with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing. That's why we've lowered our prices for the whole academic year (until July 2021)!     The hourly fee for a one-to-one lesson is...

The Italians briefly occupied Rhodes, but they certainly left their mark, both in Rhodes town and in the countryside. The Elafos - Elafina complex and Villa de Vecchi sit high up on Mount Profitis Ilias on Rhodes, near the Byzantine church of the same name....

Location   Kremasti Castle - Rhodes is 850 metres from the sea, in the village of Kremasti. Its main function was probably as a lookout post, not a point from which to repel an attack. It is only about 15 metres above sea level, but has a...