Tag Archive: military

The Undeserved Legacy of Charles XII: Historiographical Failings in Military History

‘Battle of Poltava’, Pierre-Denis Martin, 1726, oil on canvas (size unknown) Charles XII of Sweden, who pulled the country into the disastrous Great Northern War at the age of only eighteen, is the… Continue reading

“Their Name Liveth For Evermore”: Memorialisation of the First World War in York

The meanings expressed in, and drawn from, memorials are contested by historians. What can York’s First World War memorials offer to the debate?

The Battle of the Somme film review

In early November, Professor Andrew Higson gave a talk at a screening of the film ‘The Battle of the Somme’. This article outlines the talk given, and discusses the film in that light.