5 Spooktacular Sites to Visit this half-term!

As half-term rolls around maybe you’re looking for something to do with your kids or grandkids, or maybe you...

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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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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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Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum

The Psychiatric Asylum was once the main form of mental health care in the UK, housing tens of thousands...

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Quakers and Moral Treatment

William Tuke (1732 – 1822) was one of the pioneers of mental health treatment in the UK in the...

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The Limping Lady and the Woman Who Couldn’t Lie

It was a bleak November in 1942, when a tall woman with striking features and a slight limp was...

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Remembering and Forgetting the Psychiatric Asylum

Psychiatric asylums were the globally-dominant form of mental health care for over a century. Generally located on the urban...

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Lesser-known Figures of the LGBTQ+ Community: Part 2

While there are some names in LGBTQ+ history which are famous, there are many that are not. In this...

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Lesser-known Figures of the LGBTQ+ Community: Part 1

While there are some names in LGBTQ+ history which are famous, there are many that are not. In this...

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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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