Category: Issue 5.5 – Open Theme

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The Development of Heraldry

Written by Linley Wareham. Edited by Sam Ellis. Few people today are unaware of A Game of Thrones or have escaped the glare of the profiled wolf head, which is the silver-grey emblem of House Stark, an almost wordless form…

The Medieval Marvels of the East

Written by Luke Matcham. Edited by Bradley Bosson. For many living in Europe during the medieval period, the world beyond their known horizons was one inhabited by monsters and marvels of various form. While modern observers may scoff at such…

The Origins of Japanese Nationalism

Written by Dmitry Filippov. Edited by Bradley Bosson. In recent years, Japan’s government and many members of the country’s political establishment have been described as nationalistic, with the current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe often being labeled a nationalist. Abe’s plans…

Gangster’s Paradise: Chicago under Prohibition

Written by Emily Martin. Edited by Joscelin Woodend. The mysterious allure surrounding the American Mafia has been immortalised in popular culture. The danger and the glamour of organised crime and the mobster lifestyle has brought cult-fiction such as The Godfather,…

“Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr Hitler?” The Timeless Appeal of Dad’s Army and its Historical Relevance

Written by Kathryn Robinson. Edited by Sam Ellis. When Bud Flanagan sings that famous first line of the theme tune, you know that you are about to witness thirty minutes of relentless mockery of the Home Guard. Or do you?…

‘Generation War’ and German War Guilt

Written by Emma Ward. Edited by Eleanor Winn. ‘Generation War’ (or, as it is named in Germany, ‘Our mothers, our fathers’) is a German drama miniseries that was first broadcast in Germany in 2013, and has recently been adapted for…

Prince Henry Fredrick: the Prince who never was King

Written Rachael Edge. Edited by Emma Ward. Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, was the older brother of the ill-fated Charles I, whose reign is a well-known chapter of British history. The lesser told story is that of Henry who was…