Category: Issue 5.4 – Speeches & Speakers

‘Two Minutes of Genius’: The Gettysburg Address of 1863

Written by Bradley Bosson. Edited by Francesca Guardo. “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” These were…

‘Big Jim’ Irish Trade Union Orator

Written by Ellen Tranter. Edited by Emma Ward. Jim Larkin was a docker, trade union activist, socialist and accomplished orator. His speeches advocated a revolutionary socialism, and he desired to effect a profound social transformation of Irish society. Speech-making dominated…

A Tudor Execution Speech

Written by Shannon Birds. Edited by Emma Ward. Imagine the scene. A small crowd swarms outside the Tower of London on a very early May morning in 1536 to witness the execution of (someone accused of being) a treasonous, incestuous concubine.…

Pope Urban II and Clermont

Written by Nathaniel Robinson. Edited by Joscelin Woodend. It is winter 1095 and Europe faces a growing threat from the Muslim world. The Holy Land has long been under Muslim control and Christian pilgrims are in danger in their travels.…

Issue 5.4

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“The People’s Princess” versus “The Most Hunted Person of the Modern Age”: Oratorical Reactions to the Death of Princess Diana

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Written by Kathryn Robinson. Edited by Eleanor Winn. In the mists of my memory I recall a picture of my four-year-old self watching on the television in my living room a man sitting at a piano and singing into a…