Category Archives: history in the news

“All the past repeats itself and acts only behind new masks”

So said Birdiev – you will find out about him next year. There is so much happening at the moment that lots of comparisons with events in the past can be drawn. However, Adam Green (in The Economist) seems particularly … Continue reading

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Enrichment – historians and the Brexit debate

If you click here you will get to Gideon Rachman’s article in the Financial Times discussing the differing views of historians to the Brexit debate. It is an excellent read, and there is a certain  schadenfreude in watching them fall out with each … Continue reading

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History In The News – England’s First Printed Bible Holds Secret Annotations

The website below contains an excellent article from David De Mar in The New Historian. It explains how secret annotations have been found on a very early English Bible, and then ties this to our debate about when and how … Continue reading

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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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Agincourt 600 – will it will soon be time to re-think remembrance ?

Despite claiming to be a historian when I think of Agincourt it is always this speech that I come back to, and if I am honest with some very real pride. However, if you click here you will get a different view in … Continue reading

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75 years ago today.

On August 20th, 1940, Leon Trotsky was attacked at his home in Mexico by a man wielding an ice pick. Trotsky died the following day. Click here for Richard Cavendish’s account in History Today. Mr Kydd.

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A History Of The World In Clickbait Headlines

Something a bit lighter from Alexandra Petri  in The Independent. If you click here you will get to her article explaining the history of the world in clickbait headlines. My favourite – Johannes Gutenberg Develops Incredible New App Enjoy, Mr Kydd.

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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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Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain. An insight into a lost world…

There is a lovely article here from the BBC news magazine about the work of David Hlynsky. After the collapse of the Iron Curtain he photographed as much as he could of the quickly disappearing Communist world. The article focuses on the a tantalising set of … Continue reading

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Diggers to uncover Leveller ?

If you click here then you will get a lovely article from today’s Independent about Robert Lockyer. It suggests that as Crossrail continues, “archaeologists could be about to unearth the musket-shot-riddled remains of one of Britain’s great left-wing heroes. Executed by firing … Continue reading

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