Should historical TV dramas come with a warning label that they may include fictitious content?
I skirted around this question in my last blog. There I argued the benefits of historical TV dramas in...Continue reading
Civil War, Revolution, Rebellion? What on earth do we call it?
I don’t know about you, but I find that in History names can cause really big arguments. Was it...Continue reading
Myths of History: The Battle of Britain (July -October 1940)
After the defeat of France in June 1940, Britain alone and faced the might of the armed forces of...Continue reading
Historical computer games and collective memory
Historical computer games, much like historical films, are perhaps entitled to a little ‘artistic licence’. The obvious example being...Continue reading
At War with Donald Duck
During the Second World War, Walt Disney became closely associated with the American propaganda effort. One character in particular...Continue reading
The positive uses of TV as Public History
In 1994 social historian Raphael Samuel warned those associated with the academic discipline of history to not dismiss the...Continue reading
The Miskito Kingdom: The third power in Central America
While it is easy to see colonial American history as the straightforward clash of European Empires, fighting over land...Continue reading
“Operation Barbarossa” June – December 1941: Why it Failed
At 3.15 am in the morning on Sunday June 22nd 1941, Adolf Hitler launched “Operation Barbarossa”- the invasion of...Continue reading
History is actually useful, who knew!
We often study the past because we have a fascination with a certain century, period or topic. Something stands...Continue reading
The Planners dilemma: Do we really need old buildings?
I thought I would briefly write about a question that has been on my mind for quite some time...Continue reading