Category: Volume 1 Issue 5 – Ideology

Voices of the Crusaders

Article by Antony Lowe. Edited by Helen Doherty. Additional Research by Robyn Hall. ‘What is right is null and void and what is forbidden is now made licit The sword is cutting and blood is spilt’ – from an anonymous…

The Utility of Identity

Article by Dr Jamie Wood. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Looking back over my time at university, I’ve always been interested in identity and its role in history. When I was an undergraduate I enjoyed looking at the formation of national…

Euroscepticism

Article by Sam Wakeford. Edited by Rose Colville. Additional Research by Robyn Hall. Addressing the media at a press conference in January 1963, French President Charles De Gaulle outlined the following reasons for his refusal to accept Harold MacMillan’s application…

Empire of the Seas

Article by Thom Absalom. Edited by Hannah Lyons. Additional Research by Michelle Brien. Dan Snow’s recent BBC programme, Empire of the Seas, traced the pivotal role of the Royal Navy in British history. He examined how the navy turned Britain…

Republicanism

Page by Ellie Veryard. Originating in classical Greece, the concept of Republicanism emerged from debate over nature and convention. Both nature and convention were explanations for the content of any social practice. It was thought if morals originate in nature…

An Ideological Revolution?

Article by Liam Geoghegan. Edited by Harriet di Francesco. Additional Research by Lauren Puckey. It may surprise some of you to read that America’s struggle for independence from Britain in the late 1700s was the result of the colonists’ deep…

St George’s Day

Article by Zara Barua. Edited by Claire Stratton. Additional Research by Kathy Stein. Who can actually say they’ve ever celebrated St George’s day? The closest I got was a St George’s day pub quiz, which my team and I performed…

Modern Britain is Still a Class Society

Article by Emily Williams. Edited by Rose Colville. Additional Research by Helen Midgley. Modern Britain is still a class society. Although traditional markers such as occupation and income are no longer reliable categories for differentiating between classes, cultural and social…