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Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family

Eastenders actor – and 22 time great-grandson of King Edward III – Danny Dyer is an unlikely saviour of TV history but, as Paul Dryburgh contends, perhaps he’s just the geezer for the job.

What’s On at the IHR

‘Songs of Suffrage’: a concert of music and readings

What was it like to be a woman musician during the suffrage campaign? On 1 November, the IHR and Senate House Library co-host ‘Songs of Suffrage, a concert of music and readings, 1900-1930’. The concert explores the relationship between music and suffrage, and the challenges faced by women musicians in early twentieth-century Britain.

Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

The experience of women who lost loved ones during the First World War has often been neglected within the wider commemorations of the war. Bringing together community groups and historians, the IHR and its partners arranged a conference and musical performance in September.

Research & Resources News

Bibliography of British and Irish History October 2018 update

By Simon Baker An update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History was published on 4 October 2018. There are 3,447 new records. Some 398 new records relate to Irish history while 205 deal with the history of London, 215 with the history of Scotland and 115...