How will history remember Euro 2020?

Has the dust settled yet from the events of the final of the European Championships? If you’re an England...

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The Use of History in Football

You’ll most likely love this time of year if you’re a football fan, or you’ll hate it if you’re...

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War and Music

(Please be aware of upsetting content) When it comes to reflecting on war, we are all familiar with art,...

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5 Museums Not To Miss This Summer!

As museums start to reopen after months of lockdown, I’ve put together a list of amazing, inspiring, and fascinating...

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Video Gaming Historians: Taoubh cuideachd!

As a historian studying historical video games, I get one of two reactions when I tell people what I’m...

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Is the colon overused in historical titles?

No, I don’t mean the organ in our bodies. I mean the : in historical writings. What I’m about...

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Vikings: Final Season Review

Contains spoilers – although everyone dies in historical fiction at some point, right? “Perhaps the golden age of the...

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Historical TV Review: Barbarians

Beware: This review will contain some spoilers, but as Barbarians is based on a factual episode in history, these...

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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...

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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...

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