Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Sunday 28th May 2017 | Manchester, UK

Film in History: Films which best recreate the setting of the historical landscape

Film in History: Films which best recreate the setting of the historical landscape

The big screen has had a love affair with history since technological advancement enabled the production of historical epics. From 1927’s Napoléon vu par Abel Gance, an impressive five hour More »

The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada

Let’s take a step back into the sixteenth century, into a world where religious tensions between Catholic and Protestant nations are at the forefront of European life. The relationship between More »

Post-War Japan

Post-War Japan

How did Japan, under occupation by the Allied forces, in 1945-1952 transform into one of the world’s most developed countries? When looking at the images of devastation caused by the More »

Fidel Castro: A Biography and a Look at 20th Century and Modern Cuba

Fidel Castro: A Biography and a Look at 20th Century and Modern Cuba

On 16 October, 1953, Fidel Castro gave an impassioned speech while on trial for his role in the Moncada Barracks attack. The speech was entitled, ‘History will absolve me.’ Having studied More »

Cleopatra: The Best Known Egyptian in History

Cleopatra: The Best Known Egyptian in History

Cleopatra is one of the most well-known Egyptian historical figures of all time, but why is she so iconic? She was born in Alexandria in 69 BCE into the Ptolemaic More »