Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Sunday 23rd July 2017 | Manchester, UK

The Inspiration of Christmas

The Inspiration of Christmas

Despite the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus altering dramatically throughout history, the ideas underpinning the annual Christmas festival have persistently provided a source of human inspiration. Although the More »

The Krays: Twins and Partners in Crime

The Krays: Twins and Partners in Crime

When it comes to lifestyles that involve conversing with celebrities Frank Sinatra and Barbara Windsor; appearing in famous interviews or being photographed by David Bailey, the life of an infamous More »

Islamophobia

Islamophobia

The term ‘Islamophobia’ is defined by the Runnymede Trust in 1997 as being an ‘unfounded hostility towards Islam’. There are some issues with this term. Specific emphasis on religion, race More »

The Rhythms of Rebellion

The Rhythms of Rebellion

Amidst the clouds of legal racial segregation and inhumane apartheid laws in 20th century South Africa, music was a silver lining for the masses. Songs werepowerful political tools that subliminally More »

‘The Milk of Paradise’: Opium Usein 19th century English Literature

‘The Milk of Paradise’: Opium Usein 19th century English Literature

Primarily taken as a tincture to remedy everyday ailments such as menstrual cramps, diarrhoea, wind, and piles, opium was also used recreationally in the 19th century and has often been More »