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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.

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The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

With the release of ‘Outlaw King’, the upcoming film ‘Robert the Bruce’ and the long shadow cast by ‘Braveheart’, the wars for Scottish independence of the fourteenth century are being re-fought in modern popular culture, just as they were later in the middle ages, according to Iain MacInnes.

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The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

With the release of ‘Outlaw King’, the upcoming film ‘Robert the Bruce’ and the long shadow cast by ‘Braveheart’, the wars for Scottish independence of the fourteenth century are being re-fought in modern popular culture, just as they were later in the middle ages, according to Iain MacInnes.

What’s On at the IHR

History Day 2018: Call for Papers and Save the Date

We are excited to announce that our sixth annual History Day will take place on 27 November 2018. The event is aimed at postgraduate and undergraduate students, academics, early career and private researchers who are looking for advice on how to find and make best use...

Home in the IHR library: a new architecture guide

The forthcoming IHR Winter Conference on Home: New Histories of Living has us thinking about the insides and outsides of buildings. The IHR library collections support a range of study on the subject of architecture, and the new collection guide highlights some of the...

Ernő Goldfinger and a visit to 2 Willow Road, Hampstead

By Philip Carter As a survey of domestic experience, the IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference—‘Home: new histories of living’ (8-9 February)—ranges widely in its locations and forms of historical dwellings. At the same time, individual properties stand out. These include No....

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