Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Saturday 22nd July 2017 | Manchester, UK

Xan Atkins

Interview with Charles Insley

Interview with Charles Insley

‘You’ll have to excuse my lack of voice’ says Dr Insley as I take a seat opposite him, on a desk stacked with papers. The office is crammed with books More »

Battle of the Month: Waterloo

Battle of the Month: Waterloo

June 19th 2015 will mark 200 years since one of the most defining battles in the history of Europe. On Sunday 19th June 1815, on a rainy morning, thousands of More »

A Not So Special Relationship: The War of 1812

A Not So Special Relationship: The War of 1812

When talking about war between Britain and the USA, most people think of the American War of Independence at the end of the eighteenth century. Many are not aware that More »

Roope and the Glowworm

Roope and the Glowworm

Amongst the many tales of self-sacrifice and mad courage in the face of overwhelming odds, one striking story is that of Lieutenant-Commander Gerard Roope. Roope was captain of the HMS More »

The Viking Siege of Paris

The Viking Siege of Paris

The Vikings are traditionally assumed to be raiders who preyed along the coastlines, pillaging small villages and outposts.Nevertheless, the Vikings’ attacks on Paris showed they were more than this. The More »