UK History

Why We're Not Rebuilding the Mary Rose

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

We value authenticity in the museum, and it's always nice, when visitors ask, "That's not real, is it?" to be able to say "Oh yes, everything is real". The Mary Rose may only be 40% of a ship, but she's 100% genuine.

A Quick Guide To Marrakech

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Dusty, hot, chaotic, overwhelming and unfriendly. That's what I was expecting Morocco's 'red city' Marrakech to be like. From descriptions by friends, I didn't think I would like it, but hey - it would be an 'experience'.

Letter to Educators: We Need Histories of Teams, Not Biographies of Individuals

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Cassandra Lee Yieng

No man is an island, and this is true not only as a life quote but also at the workplace. Therefore we must adopt a teamwork-based curriculum for schools to prepare students adequately for the real world, and this curriculum begins with emphasising histories of teams, rather than biographies of individuals.

The 6 Most Disturbing Details From Newly Released Files On Nazi Camp Horrors

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK

Tales of “rampant” cannibalism in a German concentration camp and torture are among stories of harrowing brutality recounted by victims of Nazi pe...

Eubank Jr v Blackwell - An Example of the Risks Associated With Boxing

David Ready | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

For many years, boxing has publicly been under the cosh for the risk it poses to its sportsmen. In the annals of history, it has a notorious reputation for causing potential life threatening injuries.

There Have Been Some Pretty Incredible Finds At The Bottom Of Britain's Rivers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

Shopping trolleys, traffic cones and old tyres are all fairly unsurprising items to find at the bottom of a waterway - but there have been far more in...

Two Hidden Rooms Have Been Discovered In King Tutankhamun's Tomb

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

Two hidden rooms have been discovered in the tomb of King Tutankhamen - and the contents could be very exciting. In a news conference Thursday in Cair...

Even History Buffs Will Be Scratching Their Heads At This Tutankhamun Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

Intriguing details about two hidden rooms in King Tutankhamun's tomb were revealed on Thursday. In a news conference in Cairo, Egyptian Antiquities Mi...

21 March 1776: A Forgotten Anniversary?

Matthew McCormack | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew McCormack

Historians like anniversaries. Every morning on Twitter I enjoy reading 'this day in history' tweets. Key anniversaries can also focus the mind: the c...

We Can't Learn From a Stump: Why the Queen Victoria Statue Should Stay

Gabriel Webber | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Gabriel Webber

Memento Park just outside Budapest is a bizarre wonderland. It's where the Hungarians deposited all its unwanted Communist statues after the fall of t...

We Bet You Can't Name All These Ground-Breaking Women From Their Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

Earlier this week, a shocking video showed Brits struggling to name three famous women from the past, as research shows 40% of people think women have...

LGBT History Month - A Military Snapshot

Caroline Paige | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK
Caroline Paige

Does today's LGBT community truly only want to hear from LGBT personnel who are fortunate enough to have never served in the days when their livelihood and future was at risk purely for being LGBT? Perhaps it does.

Arguments vs. Slogans: Debating EU Membership

Neil Gregor | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Gregor

One can work through all of these things and come to the perfectly honourable conclusion that, on balance, it would be still be better to leave. Yet thus far it is striking how few people seem able to make that informed, reasoned case and to argue for it calmly and persuasively.

Last Survivor Of Treblinka Death Camp Dies Aged 93

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK

The last survivor of Treblinka death camp has died aged 93. Samuel Willenberg was taken to the camp in 1942, one of 6,000 people transported there ...

This Might Be The Most Exciting Find At ‘Britain's Pompeii' So Far

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Archaeologists working on an area dubbed “Britain’s Pompeii” have unearthed what might be their most exciting find so far. A complete Bronze ...

I'll Always Go Back To Paris, Regardless Of The State Of Emergency

Alex Jackson | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Jackson

The real attack on French culture here is the parliament's decision to reinforce the state of emergency, by no way a banner for tourists or French citizens alike. We look at France as the birthplace of modern democracy, and the country's founding call for liberté is something we should not take for granted the world over.

The Oriel Donors' Revolt Highlights the Worst of Both Rhodes Must Fall, and the College's Response to it

David Browne | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

On Friday, the Rhodes Must Fall saga seemingly came to an end, with Oriel announcing that neither the plaque, nor the statue, would fall - and the six...

The EU Needs Its Soul Back

Ben Ryan | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Ryan

Economic performance is ever variable, but a raison d'être based in being a moral force for good is a more durable status and one that might be better suited to winning the loyalties of citizens. At the very least one would think that Europe's defenders might have something more to say than just repeating those scary economic threats.

Riddle Of Ancient Headless Middle Eastern Skeleton In York Perplexes Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

A group of decapitated men - thought to be gladiators from the early centuries AD - have been uncovered by archaeologists in York…but the background...

Should England Have a National Anthem, and Which one?

Matthew McCormack | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK
Matthew McCormack

MPs are debating whether England should have an official national anthem. At present, when English teams line up at international sporting events, they sing the British national anthem 'God Save the Queen', but should they have one of their own?

Eerie Underwater Image Reveals 19th Century Shipwreck Found By MH370 Investigators

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

MH370 investigators have found what they believe to be a 19th century shipwreck while searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. An eerie ima...

This Flying Scotsman Quiz Might Just Be The Most Quintessentially British Thing Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

One of the most famous locomotives in the world, the Flying Scotsman, took its first public steam test-run in more than a decade on Friday. The tra...

Can You Recognise These Famous London Scenes From Historic Photographs?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

From Big Ben to Marble Arch, London is full of landmarks and well-known scenes that are known and loved the world over. The capital has transformed...

The Remarkable Things You Find When You Drain A 200-Year-Old Canal In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

No one would be surprised to hear that there is a load of old rubbish at the bottom of a canal, but when one Paris waterway was drained, there were so...

War by Other Means, Peace by All Means: A Century of Sport and War

Stephen Cooper | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In October 2009, I set out on a rugby tour to France with thirty teenage boys. I had uncovered the sad story at our London club, Rosslyn Park, of a lost Great War memorial; a 1919 press clipping stated 72 had died, but no names. Some 109 names of men who lived, loved, played, fought and fell have now emerged from club records and lost memory.