Rebuilding the Old Tyne Bridge: The Victorians’ Relationship With Their Medieval Heritage

Download this article (includes footnotes, bibliography, and primary sources)Download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu841gWqa64 Our video presentation (above) gives a quick and accessible summary of our main arguments. An important aspect of how a civilisation defines its own identity rests on how it perceives its own history. In this article, we are looking at one aspect of how a … Continue reading Rebuilding the Old Tyne Bridge: The Victorians’ Relationship With Their Medieval Heritage

The Effect of The Civil Rights Movement on United States Foreign Policy

On the 17th of May 1954, the United States Supreme Court concluded a landmark case that would bring to the fore a national movement which would last for nearly 15 years. The case, known as ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ ruled for desegregation in schools nationwide, calling on the 14th Amendment in espousing “separate but … Continue reading The Effect of The Civil Rights Movement on United States Foreign Policy

The Conquest of Mesoamerica

On the 13th of August 1521, the most powerful leader in Mesoamerica, the Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc, surrendered to Hernán Cortés, thus marking the beginning of a colonial dominance in the region that would last for nearly 400 years. Yet, at the time of its surrender, the Aztec empire’s population consisted of c. 5,000,000 people whereas … Continue reading The Conquest of Mesoamerica

History in the making: How the Past is Made

This article has been created deliberately in tandem with another entitled ‘The Soft Underbelly of Winston Churchill’. Please read that one before you read this one. People often express the opinion that they are viewing, or are party to, ‘history in the making’. That they are bearing witness to some momentous occurrence which is inherently … Continue reading History in the making: How the Past is Made