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Top Tips for New Undergraduate Historians

Welcome to the University of Reading History department! If you are reading this, you are most likely a new student about to embark on their journey for an undergraduate History degree. Starting university can be overwhelming. In all the uncertainty … Continue reading

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Pirate Legends IV: Hoist the Colours, by Luke Walters

A Historical Blog Exploring the Myths and Legends of the Golden Age of Piracy ‘I ran to the colour lines, handed down their cursed black flag, and chucked it overboard…’ -Jim Hawkins, Treasure Island (1883) Despite the countless piratical tropes … Continue reading

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Pirate Legends III: The Reign of the Pirate Queens, by Luke Walters

A Historical Blog Exploring the Myths and Legends of the Golden Age of Piracy Thus far in the series, we have discussed some of the Golden Age of Piracy’s most prominent pirate captains. The first issue examined the tragedy of … Continue reading

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Pirate Legends I: The Legend of Captain Kidd’s Buried Treasure, by Luke Walters

A Historical Blog Exploring the Myths and Legends of the Golden Age of Piracy A Brief Introduction to the Pirate Legends Series They say ‘dead men tell no tales’, yet the real pirates of the Caribbean continue to spout their … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Students Celebrate 75 Years of the Reading-Düsseldorf Association!

Part Two: UG student Eve Roberts reflects on her placement at the Berkshire Records Office, in collaboration with Reading-Düsseldorf Association. Our much loved Discovering Archives and Collections Module enables students to test and develop their interest in careers in the archives … Continue reading

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