Native American Women in the European Atlantic World

This article considers the shifting dynamics of gender roles for Native American women during the cultural exchange with European colonialism.
AUTHOR: LAUREN MILLER

Shakespeare’s Life

400 years after Shakespeare’s death, this article seeks to briefly layout the life of this revered, literary genius. AUTHOR: LAUREN MILLER

Did World War Two cause the end of the British Empire?

Analysing the causes for the decolonisation of the British Empire, this article finds that World War Two was a catalyst amongst a number of other coincidental factors.
AUTHOR: CLAIRE SWEETLAND

The Queen’s Birthday: Development, Forms, and Functions of the celebrations for Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II

On this day, the Queen’s 90th birthday, this article looks back at the development of this national holiday.
AUTHOR: LAURA FLANNIGAN

In Defence of Empire

The British Empire often conjures some terrible national memories. This article instead explores the positive, constructive impact of the Empire.
AUTHOR: JATIN MAPARA

‘This is the beginning, not the end.’ Just why was the Good Friday Agreement signed?

A look back at the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. This article looks at which political players were involved and what their agendas were.
AUTHOR: VICTORIA BETTNEY

Margaret Thatcher and Gender

An exploration of Margaret Thatcher’s place in gender politics and feminism. Thatcher was unique as both a force for and against feminism.
AUTHOR: VICTORIA BETTNEY

John Dee: Science, Occult and Empire

Inspired by a recent exhibition at the Royal Society of Physicians, this article explore the life and achievements of polymath John Dee, with a focus on his progressive views on navigation and empire.
AUTHOR: LAUREN MILLER

Late Medieval England: A Man’s World?

Examining the lives of women in late medieval England, this article demonstrates that a patriarchal society didn’t necessarily mean that women were excluded from popular culture. AUTHOR: MARTHA BAILEY

Tudor Royal Palaces – More Than Just Hampton Court?

Hampton Court Palace is the most famous of the Tudor dynasty. However, it was but one of a repertoire of many architectural marvels. This article explores the construction and use of other grand palaces used by the Tudors.
AUTHOR: JESS AYRES

“The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII” by Suzannah Libscomb (2015)

An interesting review of Suzannah Libscomb’s “The King is Dead” book, published last year.
AUTHOR: MAISY SZABO

I Need A Hero: Why Medieval England Needed Robin Hood

Robin Hood is no doubt a famous outlaw, with stories of him popular across the ages. This article explores the romantic imagery in ballads and tales about outlaws and their historical contexts, providing an insight into popular opinion and the fantasies of medieval townspeople,
AUTHOR: JESSICA HARRIS

An Analysis of Slave Hierarchies in Django Unchained

To what extent are the slave hierarchies portrayed in the popular film, Django Unchained, realistic? Are representations historically accurate or merely dramatised?
AUTHOR: AILA BICER

Katherine Swynford: Her Life and Legacy

Though she has a brief mention in history as the lover and eventual wife of John of Gaunt, who was Katherine Swynford? This piece studies her personal and political life, mapping out her rise in status.
AUTHOR: LAUREN MILLER

Lady Jane Grey: The Most Overlooked Tudor Monarch

An insight into the life of Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor monarch who held the throne for nine days in 1553.
AUTHOR: EMILY DUNN

What was the significance of the 95 Theses?

There is no doubt among historians that Martin Luther’s ’95 Theses’ document was central to the Reformation in the 16th century. This article explores the 95 theses in detail, analysing what they were, why they were written and their impact.
AUTHOR: VICTORIA BETTNEY

“Close the wall up with our English dead”: does Shakespeare’s Henry V actually problematise Agincourt?

A contextualisation of Shakespeare’s play, Henry V, which allows for exploration of the portrayal of Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.
AUTHOR: LAURA FLANNIGAN

The Myth of Marie Antoinette

This interesting article discusses the ‘true’ nature of Marie Antoinette with insight from analyses of pamphlets.
AUTHOR: LAUREN MILLER

Why Did Elizabeth I Never Marry?

Elizabeth I is known as the Virgin Queen. This article surveys the potential reasons behind why she never married, a decision that caused the death of the Tudor dynasty.
AUTHOR: JESSICA AYRES

Jinnah: Hero or Villian?

This piece questions historiographical opinions on Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, and re-assesses his role in one of the most turbulent periods in South Asian history.
AUTHOR: ANEESA YASIN

Anne Boleyn: A Romantic Heroine?

This article examines the romanticised representations of Anne Boleyn portrayed by historians and artists centuries after her death, with particular focus on Victorian perspectives on her character and execution.
AUTHOR: LAUREN MILLER

‘An heir and a spare’: a brief history of the royal succession in British history

The problem of succession to the British throne has consistently reared its head throughout history. This article explores different situations where trouble ensued regarding claims to the throne – with some more legitimate than others.
AUTHOR: LAURA FLANNIGAN

Stalin’s Cult of Personality: Its Origins and Progression

Stalin established a cult of personality that ensured a secure foundation for his autocratic regime, but how did he do it?
AUTHOR: JULIA KENNY

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Why we should not forget the medieval era when searching for our most powerful queens.

The intriguing life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a queen to be remembered. AUTHOR: JESSICA HARRIS-EDWARDS

Mass Communication during the Great Leap Forward, 1958 – 1962

This article explores the various mediums the Chinese Communist Party used to communicate state visions and messages during the Great Leap Forward under Mao Zedong.
AUTHOR: AILA BICER

The Forgotten German History

A microcosmic study of the German town of Prichsenstadt followed by a deeper analysis into ways German history is studied today.

AUTHOR: CAITLIN BURGE

Dark Tourism of Auschwitz: How should we look back, if at all?

A look at Auschwitz as a destination for modern day tourism.
AUTHOR: WILL LLOYD-REGAN

More than just a mob? The Justice System as a Motivating Factor behind the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381

An analysis of the role the justice system played in relation to the outbreak of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. AUTHOR: JESSICA HARRIS-EDWARDS

On This Day in 1491 – The Birth of Henry VIII

An insight into perceptions of Henry VIII and interpretations of his rule. Who was Henry VIII? AUTHOR: LAURA FLANNIGAN

The Role of Monasteries in the Carolingian Empire

An exciting piece looking at the various ways monasteries were focal institutions for society in the 9th century. AUTHOR: CAITLIN COADY

The History of an Idea: The Paradoxes of Magna Carta in its 800th Year

This weekend we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta — but are we celebrating an idea rather than a reality? AUTHOR: LAURA FLANNIGAN

On This Day in 1929 – The Birth of Anne Frank

A reflection on the life, diary and history of Anne Frank. This article also contains a short review of the Anne Frank Huis. AUTHOR: JULIA KENNY

Challenges to National Unity in Italy, c. 1845 – 1930

Italy faced numerous challenges to national unification in the late nineteenth century. What were they? AUTHOR: AILA BICER