UK History

'Mum, Where Were You The Day Trump Was Elected?'

Nick Compton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

Brexit And The Bill Of Rights

Matthew McCormack | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew McCormack

In recent weeks, the 1689 Bill of Rights has often been invoked in political discussion. As a historian of the long eighteenth century, I have found it fascinating to see how the constitutional settlements of this distant period still have relevance today.

You'll Have To Be A Bright Spark To Get Full Marks In Our Bonfire Night Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

More than 400 years after the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, people will once again gather to celebrate Bonfire Night around the country on 5th Novemb...

Should We Learn About History Through Film? Or Leave It To The Historians?

Martha Lott | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martha Lott

"And black women in this profession, as for playing a lawyer, out of the question, for what they play Aunt Jemima is the perfect term, even if now she...

A Short History of Investing

Lewis Worrow | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

The concept of modern investing may seem new to many but its origins can be traced through history. Evidence suggests that debt in ancient Mesopotamia...

Beyond the Edge

Matthew Tansini | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Matthew Tansini

17th June, 1898, Antarctica Dr Frederick Cook looked out of the ship from his grimy window. It was dark. It had been dark for months, nothing to see ...

National Gallery Denies Claims That Matisse Portrait Was Looted By Nazis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

A Matisse masterpiece which is at the heart of a row over ownership is not Nazi looted art, the National Gallery has insisted. The gallery said it w...

Daughter Of 'Britain's Schindler' Calls For 'Kindness And Welcome' For Young Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

The daughter of the man dubbed “The British Oskar Schindler” has called on Britain to show the same “kindness and welcome” to young refugees f...

9 Intriguing Details From Churchill's Underground Bunker Revealed

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

A new book is set to reveal some of the intriguing details and stories which have emerged from the Churchill War Rooms, the bunkers hidden below White...

13 Creepy Abandoned Places You'll Definitely Want To Avoid At Halloween

Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Our green and pleasant land has a dark side - one full of ghouls and ghosts inhabiting creepy castles, haunted hospitals and horrifying hamlets. Wheth...

Dear AQA, If We Can't Learn This In A Level Archaeology, Then Please Explain Where These Ideas Are In The Rest Of Your Curriculum

Dan Boatright | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

So AQA I ask you this, please explain to me what other A level subject does this? I do not want a scripted piece about your dedication to inclusive education, I want an A grade answer citing examples, comparing and contrasting your chosen subject to the Archaeology syllabus.

This Quiz About Why We Celebrate Halloween Is Frightfully Tricky

Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Halloween is marked every year on 31st October with a variety of traditions. The celebration goes back centuries and has roots in the Gaelic festival ...

Your Stop Might Be Among The Most Haunted UK Train Stations

Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

A new map has revealed some of the most haunted train stations in the UK just ahead of Halloween. The map, which was hand-painted by illustrator Ella ...

The Loch Ness Monster's Cousin Might Have Been Behind This Wrecked WW1 U-Boat

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK

The wreck of a German U-boat has been discovered off the coast of Scotland - and some are suggesting its sinking could be the work of the Loch Ness Mo...

Archaeology Is A Subject That Teaches Us What It Is To Be Human - Scrapping The A-Level Is Devastating

Dan Boatright | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

When I first heard archaeology was to be scrapped at A-Level I was not only surprised, but devastated. This is a subject that teaches our students about what it is to be human. We learn about the material culture left by our ancestors from all over the world. We discuss the concepts of culture, politics, art, identity and we do so with an open mind. Even after several years of teaching the A-Level I still find new material that keeps me in awe.

Only A Genius Will Identify These Bizarre Exhibits From The Museum Of English Rural Life

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK

A person from the past would no doubt be fascinated with the incredible range of technology we have in the 21st century - but what do you make of the ...

Disaster Which Wiped A Generation From Welsh Village Remembered In New Documentary

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK

On October 21, 1966, one of the worst industrial disasters to ever take place in the UK left a small village in south Wales devastated. Aberfan lost a...

The Legacy Of The Queer Community Must Be Acknowledged

Tilda Gregg-Smith | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tilda Gregg-Smith

We should commemorate these LGBT+ figures, and recognise what they did. Let us not simply remember the events of the past, but rather let us be inspired by them to continue fighting for equality.

12 Incessant Myths About The Great Plague EXPOSED!

Dale Shaw | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK
Dale Shaw

Just like the grand old disease itself, the Great Plague of 1665 is riddled with painful, blotchy mistruths and phlegmy, boil-smattered rumours that have left it overwhelmingly disfigured, lacklustre and dispirited. We're here to clear up just a few of the myths that have hindered this well-regarded pandemic and set the bubonic (and to a lesser extent pneumonic) record straight.

A Giant Dinosaur Footprint Has Been Discovered In The Mongolian Desert

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Tech

One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been uncovered in the Gobi desert in Mongolia. The print, measuring over a metre in length an...

Inspiring A Healthier Future

Helen Donovan | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Donovan

Public health nursing has its origins in the mid 1800's when the inequalities of the 19th century, and the ruinous health outcomes of the poorest in society, became increasingly apparent. Following the Boer War, in which the Government struggled to find enough young people who were fit enough to recruit as soldiers, infant welfare in particular fast became a priority.

'Priceless' Van Gogh Paintings Stolen 14 Years Ago Recovered From Italian Mafia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh which were stolen by sledgehammer-wielding thieves have been recovered from the Italian Mafia by police. The artwork...

The Search Is On For More Black And Asian People To Feature On Blue Plaques

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK

Less than 4% of hundreds of commemorative blue plaques in London are dedicated to Black and Asian figures from history - but English Heritage is now d...

Time Capsule Reveals Chilling Glimpse Into Nazi Training School

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK

A “perfectly preserved” time capsule left behind by the Nazis at a training school has been unearthed. Items including newspaper clippings, coins ...