Category Archives: historians

Enrichment – things to discuss – How valid are the parallels between the Trump administration and 1930s Germany ?

If you click here you will get to an Independent write up of historian Timothy Snyder’s article for  The Guardian (it can be found here  but is not the easiest of reads). Snyder is a leading Yale historian, who suggests … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to read. Centenaries and book reviews…

Something to read for both years below. Year Thirteen – If you click here you will get to Shaun Walker’s article discussing how Russia is considering how to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917. “1917 is problematic. On the one hand, the Soviet … Continue reading

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Obituary – John Bossy

Year Twelve, Apologies – this news passed me by at the time. You will come across John Bossy when you write on Elizabethan religion. He was very much an original thinker, and wrote beautifully. He died in December, and Simon … Continue reading

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Enrichment – Brexit and historians

Something for your summer holidays. If You click here then you will get to a History News network article which summarizes the reaction of different historians to the June vote. The strength of the article is that you can immediately contrast the … Continue reading

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Ten History Books I’d Love to See on Your UCAS Form

It is approaching personal statement time. If you click on the link at the bottom of the page you will get to an article by Jonathan Healey on what you might like to be reading in preparation. A small extract follows… … Continue reading

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Obituary – Asa Briggs

If you click here you will get to The Guardian’s obituary for the great polymath, Asa Briggs. War hero, broadcaster and very very good historian – they don’t make them like him any more. Mr Kydd.

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Why the Study of History Is Imperative Today

If you click here you will get to an article by Amy Licence in the Huffington Post on the importance of history in the modern world. It is well worth a read – I have included an extract below… “History should teach us compassion. … Continue reading

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History books of the Year 2015

If you click here  you will get to History Today’s review of the top history books from 2015. As they put it themselves, “From Aristotle to El Alamein, via the Silk Road and Charlemagne’s vast empire, ten leading historians tell us about … Continue reading

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Obituary – Hans Mommsen

All, With our interpretations and evidence posters now complete, next week is going to be very important for us. We are going to plan and write a past paper on the causes of the First World War debate. As you … Continue reading

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Does David Starkey put people off academic history ?

David Starkey is unquestionably one of, if not the best known historian in Britain today. He also has a reputation for being one of the rudest men in the public eye. Indeed, The Huffington Post recently described him as Katie Hopkins … Continue reading

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