Merryn | Historian
The way we interpret the past has much to do with the way words impact our perception of events. For technical brevity – history hinges on psycholinguistics. That’s why, when we explore resilience, resourcefulness and patriotic resolve, we might also find confusion, ineptitude, and scelestic inhumane intent – the words we choose do matter, and that fascinates me.
Here, you’ll find more than a smattering of recherché language and oblique theories. Most posts are connected to the second world war but history is a broad church, and I like being in the curious congregation. One or two pieces may or may not have been written under the influence of too much strong coffee or a charming, young and flinty Pouilly-Fumé. Good luck with those.