History

Women’s History Month 2020

To wrap up Women's History Month, we've pulled together some recently published and forthcoming titles written by and about inspiring women. Keep reading to find out more about these exciting works! In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan by Máire Fedelma Cross In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan is the first ever study devoted to Jules … Continue reading

History

Testimonies from the front line of nineteenth-century British abolitionism

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

History, Journals, Modern Languages

Black History Month 2019

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

History, News

The search for the Battle of Brunanburh, is over.

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”.

History

Nick Mansfield on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre

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