Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | Manchester, UK

Marathon

Marathon

Marathons are one of the most physically demanding sporting events and over 36,000 people compete annually in the London Marathon alone. Yet legend has it the marathon began with a More »

The Battle of Poona

The Battle of Poona

Traditionally, the festival of Diwali (the festival of lights), is said to spiritually signify the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. More »

Hero or Villain? Guy Fawkes

Hero or Villain? Guy Fawkes

He wasn’t an anarchist. He didn’t manage to blow up parliament. He wasn’t even the mastermind behind the Gunpowder plot. Why then do we remember Guy Fawkes in the way More »

Emperor Nero

Emperor Nero

‘Oh What an Artist dies in me’- Nero as he died. Emperor Nero is a famously vicious Roman princeps in a dynasty of similarly notorious individuals. The extent to which More »

The Watergate Scandal: Can You Ever Really Trust Political Officials?

The Watergate Scandal: Can You Ever Really Trust Political Officials?

The Watergate scandal was a major political catastrophe, which created a constitutional crisis in America. It not only removed the trust between the American public and the political system, it More »