Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

By Anaïs Waag Until very recently medieval studies was dominated by the perception that women were actively kept away from political power – a notion we owe mainly to nineteenth-century historians. While there was undoubtedly a preference for male rulers throughout...
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...