Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 21st August 2017 | Manchester, UK

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 »

End of Slave Trade in the US

End of Slave Trade in the US

In the early seventeenth century, several European countries began to implement the longest, and most sustained, forced migration in history: the slave trade. In colonial America, Spanish and Portuguese explorers More »

French Elections - Macron beats Le Pen Comfortably: Results and Implications of the French Election 2017

French Elections – Macron beats Le Pen Comfortably: Results and Implications of the French Election 2017

In April 2016, a few hundred people gathered in a provincial town north of Paris to hear Emmanuel Macron speak. Macron spoke of French industry and employment, and set out More »