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...

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‘Undesirable Aliens’? – The contribution of immigrant groups to British society and culture

A couple of years ago, I happened to come across a video on YouTube entitled ‘Mass Immigration and the...

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The Road to Apartheid: the entrenchment of racism in early twentieth century South Africa

When people think of South African history, their thoughts tend to jump to the notorious apartheid regime which lasted...

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Britain’s ‘Dark Past’: the atrocities of the British Empire and its legacy today

When you cast your mind back to your school days, your memories of British history will likely be dominated...

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When Fact Meets Fiction: The Significance of Diamonds in Late Nineteenth Century Southern Africa

Works of fiction can provide an alternative route into history, particularly when a novel is embedded in specific historical...

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