Tag Archives: British History

Universities in the Big Society

Where’s the best place to research the American Revolution? Boston, the urban crucible of resistance to British rule? Or Virginia, home to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? Both have much to offer, but there’s also a wealth of material in … Continue reading

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Papal Aggression in postsecular Britain?

Dr Timothy Jones reflects on Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain In the lead up to Pope Benedict’s recent state visit to Britain, Vatican ecumenical expert, Cardinal Walter Kasper compared arriving in Heathrow to landing in a third world country and … Continue reading

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Easy Writing?

Stevie Davies: Into Suez: Parthian Press, Cardigan 2010 Usually, historians are unwilling to recommend historical novels: we tend to see them as ‘easy writing’, and we’re quick to point out their anachronisms and errors. However, occasionally, an exceptional novelist writes … Continue reading

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The End of Slavery

Chris Evans on Nicholas Draper’s Price of Emancipation When Parliament abolished slavery in the British Empire in 1833 it set up a £20 million compensation fund. The compensation was not intended for the ex-slaves, however; it was awarded to their … Continue reading

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Married to the Party?

Labour Women MPs – the 2010 Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture image src=”http://historydivision.blogs.southwales.ac.uk/files/2010/3/13/wilkinson.jpg” alt=”Photo of Ellen Wilkinson” class=”left”> In this year’s Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture, Professor June Hannam, associate dean at the University of the West of England, spoke on ‘Writing … Continue reading

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British identity and historical film

Jonathan Durrant recently gave a paper on “British Identity, Historical Film and the Iniquities of Old Enemies” at the symposium “Representing Conflict, Crisis and Nation” hosted by the AHRC-funded network Filming and Performing Renaissance History, Queen’s University, Belfast (19-21 September). … Continue reading

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