Mary Wills is the author of the recent Liverpool Studies in International Slavery publication, Envoys of Abolition, a new study of nineteenth-century British naval officers’ experiences of suppressing the transatlantic slave trade. In this blog post, Mary Wills highlights the wide cast of characters in Britain’s anti-slavery story with testimonies from naval officers which reveal … Continue reading
Liverpool University Press is pleased to announce a new series in medieval and early modern history, led by series editors Marios Costambeys and Martin Heale (University of Liverpool). Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Culture will publish monographs on topics relating to belief and culture, across a wide period from late antiquity to … Continue reading
To mark Black History Month this year, we’ve put together a list of recent and forthcoming books and journal articles providing new insights into the area. Find out more about these books and articles below! Britain's Black Past Edited by Gretchen H. Gerzina In recent years researchers, both affiliated and independent, have done exciting new … Continue reading
For centuries it was known as “the Great Battle”. It was the event that brought England into existence. For centuries the location of Brunanburh was lost. “Now the search for Brunanburh is over”.
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, when pro-democracy campaigners were violently dispersed by soldiers, with 18 dead and many hundreds injured. The name 'Peterloo' was adopted by critics of the attack, as a deliberate and ironic comparison with Wellington's glorious victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This key … Continue reading