Peter Snow

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Name: Peter Snow
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Win Two Weekend Rover Tickets to the Harrogate History Festival 23-26 October 2014

12:00 AMHarrogate International Festivals invites you to delve into the characters, intrigues and stories that stood the test of time to become the stuff of history books.To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.Hosted in association ... [Published Yorkshire Life - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Dan Snow: Northumberland's border with Scotland has been 'a scar of violence'

TV presenter and historian Dan Snow explains Northumberland's bloody history with Scotland as he pleads for the Union to remain intactNorthumberland's border with Scotland is a ‘scar of violence’ which only healed with the Act of Union, historian Dan ... [Published The Journal - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Commemorating Shame and Triumph

Lynne Cheney’s new biography of James Madison debuted just in time for the commemoration of the fourth president’s greatest humiliation. Two hundred years ago the British burned nearly all of official Washington, which had been left virtually defenseless ... [Published American Spectator - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

History is the future in Harrogate

Harrogate International Festivals invites audiences to delve into the characters, intrigues and stories that stood the test of time to become the stuff of history books.The second Harrogate History Festival this October features an epic line-up of authors, ... [Published Harrogate News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Brit joke singes ties with US — a bit

WASHINGTON: When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London, the American comedienne Bette Midler once joked. Make that 1814? No, Americans may not find that funny now.In a contretemps of hilarious or provocative proportions, depending ... [Published Times of India - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

UK Embassy Sorry for Celebrating White House Burning

(Newser)–It was 200 years ago yesterday that British troops routed an American militia and occupied Washington DC for more than 24 hours, setting buildings including the White House and the Capitol alight—and the British embassy in the city wasn't exactly ... [Published Newser - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Remembering When White House Was Burning, President Was Hiding, and U.S. Was Close to Collapse

The United States and Britain now enjoy a "special relationship," but on this day in 1814, a force of battle-hardened British troops overran a poorly armed American militia, seized control of the city of Washington, and set the White House ablaze. It ... [Published National Geographic - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

'When Britain Burned the White House' by BC Correspondent Peter Snow

Of all the wars this country has fought, the War of 1812 isprobably the least known among the general populace. It was, asPeter Snow writes in this excellent account of its climacticengagements, "thankless and unproductive," fought by the UnitedStates ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

What it meant when the British burned down the White House

On the evening of Aug. 24, 1814, a man — unelected and not American — walked into the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, and sat in the chair of the Speaker of the House.He marveled at the opulence of the regal room, designed to reflect the grandeur ... [Published New York Post - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Scottish independence: The famous for and against – and the Scots who just want to decide for themselves

A group of campaigners from the rest of the UK urging Scotland to vote against independence today released a list of celebrities who have all been saying "let’s stay together" – but it hasn’t gone down quite as planned with Scots themselves. Coming from ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jun 15 2014 - Updated Jun 15 2014 - 1 reports

Dan Snow: The TV historian on Scottish nationalism and why getting drunk must be planned with military precision

There's an extraordinary appetite for anniversaries The 70th anniversary of D-Day has had enormous interest and record audience interactions. I do a lot of history in the off years – when there's no Battle of Waterloo anniversary – and there's less interest. ... [Published The Independent - Jun 15 2014]

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"it was one of the most humiliating military defeats of american history — to see their capital burned, their army literally running away, and president madison and his wife, dolley, forced to abandon the white house. it was a catastrophe" British broadcaster Peter Snow told National Geographic, pointing out it is also the only time the US president had to go into hiding (Madison hid in...

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Win Two Weekend Rover Tickets to the Harrogate ... [Published Yorkshire Life - Sep 16 2014]
Dan Snow: Northumberland's border with Scotland... [Published The Journal - Sep 15 2014]
Commemorating Shame and Triumph [Published American Spectator - Sep 05 2014]
History is the future in Harrogate [Published Harrogate News - Aug 28 2014]
Brit joke singes ties with US — a bit [Published Times of India - Aug 26 2014]
UK Embassy Sorry for Celebrating White House Bu... [Published Newser - Aug 25 2014]
Remembering When White House Was Burning, Presi... [Published National Geographic - Aug 24 2014]
'When Britain Burned the White House' by BC Cor... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 17 2014]
What it meant when the British burned down the ... [Published New York Post - Aug 17 2014]
Scottish independence: The famous for and again... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
David Attenborough, Mick Jagger and, erm, Will ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
Dan Snow: The TV historian on Scottish national... [Published The Independent - Jun 15 2014]
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