Category: Volume 1 Issue 6 – Open Theme

Thomas Cranmer

Article by Tom Duffy. Edited by Harriet di Francesco. Additional Research by Lauren Puckey. As one who enjoys discovering the motivations behind the actions of significant people in history, the world of Thomas Cranmer appealed to me. Cranmer drove Protestant…

The Ranters Routed?

Article by Michael Smith. Edited by Helen Doherty. Additional Research by Ellie Veryard. ‘On the 16 of November 1650, A great Company of these new Generations of Vipers, called Ranters, were gathered together near the Soho as Westminster, where they…

US Intervention in Vietnam

Article by Tom Casey. Edited by Helen Doherty. Additional Research by Helen Midgley. American involvement in Vietnam cost the lives of over 50,000 American troops and over 3 million Vietnamese deaths it has also been described by Norman Podhoretz as…

What’s Wrong with Africa?

Article by Katie Crone-Barber. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Additional Research by Ellie Veryard. Or, more correctly, why don’t people care about Africa’s history? I was somewhat disheartened when I searched through the University bookshop to discover only one, not very…

Explaining the Rwandan Genocide

Article by Kate Banks. Edited by Hannah Lyons. Additional Research by Michelle Brien. When looked upon from the comfort and stability of the West, the atrocities that occurred in Rwanda in 1994 appear inhuman and unexplainable. However, when the long…

‘The Simpsons’ and History

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Simpson’s stats and Facts In the future The Simpsons will be studied as Shakespeare is.  Their Wikiquote entry is one of the largest with 53,697 words (that’s 154 pages of A4).  The…

The German Empire

Article by Marc Geddes. Edited by Claire Stratton. Additional Research by Liz Goodwin. Commonly, historians have labelled the German political system of 1871-1918 as ‘authoritarian’, ‘Bonapartist’, ‘undemocratic’ and ‘militaristic’. However, the extent to which these claims are justified have to…