Category: Glorious Britain

Media and the Olympics

Article by Richard Simpson. Edited and researched by Harriet Evans. 17 million people, leaning forward, hands sweaty, teeth gritted, dinner burning, stomach churning, eyes squinting, lungs empty, mouths open, tongues dry. On 4 August 2012, a strange phenomenon gripped Britain.…

Britain: Atlantic, or Imperial power?

Article by Sarah Bramham. Edited and Researched by Mike Edwardson. Atlantic historians study the early modern Atlantic world. Atlantic history is based on the idea that after Europeans made contact with the ‘New World’ in the 16thcentury, the continents that…

The Real Robin Hood

Article by Sarah Bushell. Edited and researched by Harriet Evans. On January 31st 1606 a man stood at the Old Palace Yard, he had just witnessed three of his fellow conspirators hung, drawn and quartered and knew that he awaited…

The Festival of Britain 1951

Article Luke Matcham. Edited and Researched by Tom Burke The summer of 2012 has seen Britain in all its glory, from the tremendous efforts of British athletes during the Olympics, to the worldwide celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee. The past…

The Myth of Broken Britain

Article by Minesh Parekh. Edited and Researched by Rob Russell. Britain has been brandished “broken” by politicians and the press alike a lot over the past few years, and this depiction typically describes the supposed breakdown of family relationships, a…