Tag Archives: Empire

Helsinki, Sweden

If you are invited to join a gathering of Swedish historians you expect to find yourself in Sweden. So why does my plane land in Helsinki? It’s not quite as strange as it seems. Two hundred and fifty years ago … Continue reading

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Copper Theft: a Crime Wave from History

Chris Evans Here’s the good news. Crime on Welsh railways is shrinking. The bad news is that there’s one conspicuous area of growth: cable theft, which has bounded up by 168% in the last year. Wales is not alone in … Continue reading

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Story of Wales and Slavery

Bittersweet: Sugar, Tea and Slavery at the National Assembly How are our lives connected to the world of Atlantic slavery? One clue may lie in the things we eat and drink. For example, the well-sugared cup of tea first become … Continue reading

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Age of Magnificence

What was Baroque? If you’re in London this summer don’t miss Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence. This exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum showcases the dominant European artistic style of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries … 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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