Arrest of Wives: NKVD Operational Order No. 00486, 15 August 1937

The Great Terror of 1936 to 1938 left an indelible mark on Soviet politics and Stalinist society. In addition to the three major show trials in Moscow, purges and arrests took place across the country. Initially, these were mostly, though not exclusively, aimed at high ranking Communist Party members and government officials as well as … More Arrest of Wives: NKVD Operational Order No. 00486, 15 August 1937

Shedding Light on ‘Darkest Cheltenham’: the Lower High Street Project

  The History blog has not been as active as usual in recent months, and while this was not ideal, there is a good excuse. Over the last seven months, staff and students in History at the University of Gloucestershire worked on a project which focused on the history of Cheltenham’s Lower High Street. The … More Shedding Light on ‘Darkest Cheltenham’: the Lower High Street Project

History Students on Field Trip to Córdoba, Spain

This post comes from second year undergraduate Jenna Pateman. As part of the level 5 module HM5050: Field Trip, I and 36 other Humanities students travelled to the city of Cordoba in Spain, staying within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old city’s walls at Hotel Los Patios, just a stone’s throw from the … More History Students on Field Trip to Córdoba, Spain