Category Archives: history in the news

Enrichment – places to go – the Tate Modern – Red Star over Russia

If you click  you here you will get to the front page for Tate Modern’s Red Star over Russia exhibition. It opens tomorrow and is explained as follows… “Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the … Continue reading

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Is the Russian Revolution something celebrate or regret?

A couple of nice enrichment articles from the BBC to mark the centenary of the October Revolution. If you click here you get a small video asking the question – is the Russian Revolution something celebrate or regret? If you … Continue reading

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History in the news – JFK files: What do the newly released records tell us about Kennedy’s assassination?

If you click here you will get to the Evening Standard’s summary of the recent release of the 2,800 new Kennedy documents. If you click here you will get the BBC’s analysis. Of course, they do not settle the conspiracy … Continue reading

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Enrichment – something to watch – Elizabeth’s secret agents

The first of the four part series aired tonight. You can watch them here. Please do – it is excellent enrichment for our course. The trailer below gives you a taste. The full program can be found below. If you … Continue reading

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Enrichment – History in the news – Ursula Haverbeck: 88-year-old Holocaust denier historian given six-month prison sentence.

One for History Society. If you click here you will get to The Independent’s account of the jailing of Ursula Haverbeck for Holocaust denial. This is a criminal offence in Germany, carrying a sentence of up to five years in … Continue reading

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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 – ‘Incredibly rare’ William Caxton print discovered at the University of Reading

If you click here you will get to a BBC report on a find in the University of Reading’s special finds department – two pages of previously unknown print by Claxton. “Erika Delbecque, special collections librarian at the university, described the find … Continue reading

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80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Today marks the the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. If you click here you can read an excellent piece by Kirsty Major in The Independent. She argues that this has lessons for today. “Eighty years ago today … Continue reading

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Enrichment – DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London’s Great Plague.

If you click here you will get to a BBC report on the causes of the 1665 plague outbreak. It states that; “DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London’s Great Plague.  The plague of … 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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