The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

By Iain MacInnes In September, I found myself traipsing about Glen Nevis in the rain with a Polish film crew. There I spoke about the history and mythology of Mel Gibson’s 1995 blockbuster, Braveheart at one of the sites where it was filmed. I was reminded of the...
10 Key Findings from the RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Report

10 Key Findings from the RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Report

Today the Royal Historical Society (RHS) has launched its much anticipated report ‘Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change.’ The full report includes significant, original research, and highlights the racial and ethnic...
The Re-Imagining of Christian Frederick Cole

The Re-Imagining of Christian Frederick Cole

By Pamela Roberts A cursory glance at this image may elicit recognition of a 19th century music hall minstrel with striped trousers, a banjo in hand, and the title ‘Old King Cole’. But look more closely: the person in the image is wearing an academic gown and a...
In the footsteps of radical Bloomsbury

In the footsteps of radical Bloomsbury

On Saturday 22 September, the IHR hosted a walking tour of ‘Suffrage and radical Bloomsbury’. The event formed part of the Institute’s year-long ‘Suffrage Series, 1918-2018’ devised to mark the centenary of the Representation of the...