Tag: Emma Ward

‘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…

‘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.…

The historical imagination and the search for ‘truth’: is history about ‘fact’ or ‘fiction’?

Written by Isobel Hadlum. Edited by Emma Ward. Is the practice of history about neatly separating ‘fact’ from ‘fiction’, or is there equally something illuminating to be gained from studying not what actually happened, but instead what people thought happened?…

Rosemary Sutcliffe’s The Eagle of the Ninth: An Example of Historical Fiction’s Possibility or Its Limitations?

Written by Thomas Soden. Edited by Emma Ward. In an academic field as broad and representative as History, it seems inevitable that otherwise independent and contrasting subjects such as literature, art or psychology will get melded with the ‘pure’ study…

From Cotton to Council Houses: Manchester after the Industrial Revolution

Written by Rachael Raftery. Edited by Emma Ward. Manchester. The ‘second capital’ during the Industrial Revolution, a huge industrial centre known as ‘Cottonopolis’ in its Victorian heyday, and fondly remembered for its innovation in canal technology. Since then, however, Manchester…

Sheffield’s Royal Guest

Written by Shannon Birds. Edited by Emma Ward Little remains of the two grandest buildings of Tudor Sheffield. Castle market and a turret house are all you can see of what was Sheffield Castle and Manor Lodge. However, these two…

The Power of Propaganda

Written by Thomas Wright. Edited by Emma Ward.There is something deeply unnerving about the power of propaganda. The idea of this technique influencing and controlling the attitudes of a mass population seems, in a realistic sense, rather far-fetched. Yet often…

Something The Media Forgot

Written by Bethany Smith. Edited by Emma Ward. At the minute, the media are not only publishing and producing headlines but are often featuring in them themselves. How much press have we seen over the past year with regards to…