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International Women’s Day: Inspirational Women from History
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, members of staff and students from our department have nominated their inspirational women from history! Dr Jacqui Turner – Mary Wollstonecraft For me, it is Mary Wollstonecraft. There is always a temptation to choose … Continue reading
History, Gaming, and Churchill’s “Promise”, by Abbie Tibbott
Tucked away in a time-shift segment of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a short conversation between the playable character, Lydia Frye, and Winston Churchill. Whilst playing the game, this short exchange dragged me from the game’s immersive world and landed me … Continue reading
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A new platform: female MPs and the quest for equal citizenship, by Abbie Tibbott
This Women’s History Month, it is important to remember some of the pioneers that stood on a very crucial platform, often against all odds. The collection of women that were successfully elected to UK Parliament in the 1920s represented women’s … Continue reading
Pirate Legends: Matelotage and Mavericks – Celebrating LGBTQ+ History
On 28 December 1720, a court was convened in Spanish Town, Jamaica, whose audience bore witness to one of the Golden Age of Piracy’s penultimate acts of defiance. The final verdict decreed that the prisoners: ‘go from hence to the … Continue reading
A Queer Past the Censorship, by Gabe
A record dated to January 1395 sees the ‘Examination of two men charged with immorality, of whom one implicated several persons, male and female, in religious orders’. Arthur Hermann Thomas, the person who wrote that summary in 1932, skimmed very … Continue reading
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