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A Medieval Somme: a forgotten battle that was the bloodiest fought on British soil

James Clark | 15 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Battle of the Somme, battles, history, Wars of the Roses
Thousands upon thousands died in fiercest battle of the Wars of the Roses


The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Francis Phillips | 14 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, monarchy, Russia
A colourful and compelling narrative of the Russian dynasty.


What’s wrong with the web and do we need to fix it?

Sam Hinton | 27 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, internet control
Beyond technical challenges and social concerns, it's a question of what we want.


Why medievalists should stop talking about Game of Thrones

Philippa Byrne | 16 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Dark Ages, Game of Thrones, history, Middle Ages, UK
Let's ditch the myths about Europe's Dark Ages.


Herodotus: the world’s first great historian

Julia Kindt | 30 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: ancient Greece, Herodotus, history
His sense of wonder and discovery is still enthralling after 2500 years


On ‘living in the present’

James Schall SJ | 27 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: freedom, history, rights
When history is bunk, so much else is too.


Not learning from history

Ronnie Smith | 21 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, history, Vietnam War
The advance of years leads to a loss of one's own historical context.


SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Michael Kirke | 08 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ancient Rome, book reviews, Christianity, history
An exciting history of a great and cruel people


A history of English ... in five words

Simon Horobin | 26 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: English language, history, linguistics
The diverse origins of our global lingua franca.


The man who held the mandate of heaven

Geoffrey Shaw | 03 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: diplomacy, history, Ngo Dinh Diem, USA, Vietnam War
The Kennedy Administration lost the Vietnam War by ousting South Vietnam's president, Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963.


Sandblasting history

Michael Cook | 27 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Princeton University, progressivism, racism, Woodrow Wilson
Student activists have forced Princeton University to repudiate the legacy of Woodrow Wilson.


Author captures the essence of the ANZAC legend

Jane Fagan | 30 October 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: Australia, history, picture books, WWI


Famous illustrator highlights courage of WWI soldiers

Jane Fagan | 16 September 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: history, picture books, WWI


Quantum geopolitics

Reva Bhalla | 29 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: geopolitics, history, turkey
Can the lessons of modern physics help forecast our geopolitical future?


Anzac: a soldierly spirit that doesn’t fade away

Rowan Light | 24 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ANZAC Day, history, war
One hundred years after a disastrous World War I campaign its mythic power is stronger than ever.


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