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 genesis of ‘William Weston: early voyager to the New World’

The genesis of ‘William Weston: early voyager to the New World’

By Evan T. Jones John Cabot’s 1497 ‘discovery’ of North America has been famous since Elizabethan times. When Richard Hakluyt published Divers Voyages (1582), the expedition took centre stage. Hakluyt argued that England had ‘title’ to North America because Cabot had...
Pollard Prize 2018: mixed race marriage in post-war Britain

Pollard Prize 2018: mixed race marriage in post-war Britain

The winner of the 2018 Pollard Prize for the best paper given to an IHR seminar by a post-graduate or early career researcher was Anna Maguire for ‘”You Wouldn’t Want Your Daughter Marrying One”: Parental Intervention into Mixed Race Relationships in...
Competition Open: Pollard Prize 2018

Competition Open: Pollard Prize 2018

Entries are invited for this year’s Pollard Prize (sponsored by Wiley) awarded for the best paper presented at an IHR seminar 2017-18 by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. First prize Fast track publication in the...