Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Saturday 22nd July 2017 | Manchester, UK

Blood in the Water? The Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Blood in the Water? The Hungarian Revolution of 1956

6 December 1956: The closing moments of an Olympic water polo match. Hungarian Ervin Zádor leaves the pool bleeding due to a punch from Soviet player Valentin Prokopov. The fracas? Evidence More »

End of a Cold War Era – Collapse of the Berlin Wall

End of a Cold War Era – Collapse of the Berlin Wall

“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” When Winston Churchill made this speech on 5 May 1946, he was More »

End of the Roman Empire

End of the Roman Empire

What do a bloody battle outside the gates of an impregnable imperial city, the destruction of the city that once led an Empire and the abdication of a sixteen-year-old Emperor More »

Queen Victoria and her Victorian Britain

Queen Victoria and her Victorian Britain

Reigning for an impressive sixty-four years, Queen Victoria ruled during a period that witnessed the invention of the telephone, Jack the Ripper roaming the streets and Thomas Hardy dominating book More »

Idi Amin: The Expulsion of South Asians from Uganda

Idi Amin: The Expulsion of South Asians from Uganda

Since Idi Amin did not write an autobiography, research on his background is limited. Amin was born in 1923 in either Koboko or Kampala. A researcher from Makerere University has More »