Tag: britain

The Last Hangman in Britain

Article by Ashley Smith. Edited by Ellie Veryard. Additional Research by Jack Barnes. The debate surrounding the death penalty in the UK has never really gone away, even since it was eventually abolished in 1969 in Great Britain (and in…

The People’s Budget

Article by Andrew Tromans. Edited by Ellie Veryard.  Additional Research by Jack Barnes. The “people’s budget” of 1909 has been described as the first modern budget, earning this title as it was the first attempt by a British government to…

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…

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…