History Mentor Blog

Preface   How did the days of the week get their names? Etymology can tell us something about the early History of the English language and the peoples who came to Britain. Modern English is influenced by Celtic languages, Anglo-Saxon, Nordic, French, Greek, Latin, plus more recent...

Foreword   History is based on mainly written sources, though archaeological evidence is used when available. So at some point in your studies you will need to take part in this process by writing an essay. Essays are a good way to test understanding, but also skills...

  Introduction   With exams cancelled and certificates to be issued based on performance in class, you might ask, why have home schooling? This is a time to take a break from our usual schedule and relax a bit or re-evaluate our lives. There is some merit in...

Introduction   Kolossi Castle Revisited: Earlier this year I wrote a short article on Kolossi Castle highlighting other features associated with the castle. Now it’s time to revisit Kolossi Castle on the castle in more detail, together with the sugar mill, church and aqueduct. I visited the...

Medical Care on Hospitaller Rhodes   Disease was prevalent throughout the medieval period, as indeed it has been throughout history. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we know that too well. The Hospitallers took on the role of caring for the poor and sick long before they had...

Let’s face it we’re stuck inside with nothing to do, except eat. Feeling a bit cheesed-off. I open the fridge and what do I see? Cheese! Before I cover my Double Gloucester, chives and onions with pickle, let’s amuse ourselves and think how cheese came...

At this difficult time, with schools closed & exams approaching, online History tuition could be a saviour. History Mentor is here for students offering free History advice. If you're studying GCSE History, A Level History (or the international versions) or IB History, contact me with...

Key Stage 3 History   What is Key Stage 3 History and what has to be taught? This curriculum is for English schools and international schools abroad that wish to follow the English system. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have autonomy on educational matters. Key Stage 3...

The Dodecanese Integration into Greece On 7 March 1948, King Pavlos and Queen Frederica arrived on Rhodes. They came with the Deputy Prime Minister Constantine Tsaldaris and others to celebrate the integration of the Dodecanese with Greece. This completed the administrative transition period that had begun...