An American Historian visits Vietnam & Cambodia

Several things got me interested in U.S. history when I was a teenager – rock n’roll, blues, civil rights, John F. Kennedy (hard to believe now!), and the war in Vietnam.  By the time I became a student at Edinburgh University, protests against American involvement in the conflict in S.E. Asia had spread to Britain … More An American Historian visits Vietnam & Cambodia

Votes for Women: the 1918 Representation of the People Act

The 1918 Representation of the People Act of 6 February 1918 is one of the cornerstones of our parliamentary democracy. It set the foundations of the principle of ‘one person, one vote’ and established the current, though often disputed, ‘first past the post’ system of deciding which party has the right to form the government. … More Votes for Women: the 1918 Representation of the People Act

History Day 2017

This post comes from third year undergraduate student at the University of Gloucestershire, Jenna Pateman.  On 31st October 2017, I attended the History Day hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, London. The event consisted of many different libraries and archives from across the UK, and featured various talks on the topics … More History Day 2017