Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 21st August 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 »

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 »

Armistice Day: End of WWI

Armistice Day: End of WWI

The eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour: Armistice Day. The last day of the First World War is a date deeply embedded in European culture. The More »

Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar, or el Libertador as he is known, is one of the most important figures in South American history. When Bolívar was born in 1783, in what is today More »

Noisy Neighbours: A history of Korea – Division into North and South Korea

Noisy Neighbours: A history of Korea – Division into North and South Korea

According to a 2014 BBC World Service poll, just 3 percent of South Koreans view North Korea in a positive light, with 91 percent expressing a negative view. This statistic More »