Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | Manchester, UK

Battle of Ulundi 1879

Battle of Ulundi 1879

On 4th July 1879, the British Empire fought the Zulu’s at the Battle of Ulundi, the last major battle of the Anglo-Zulu war; as part of their imperial expansion campaign More »

The Australian Apartheid

The Australian Apartheid

During the second half of the 20th century, news media focus on the events in South Africa and the fight to end apartheid there greatly eclipsed the plight of the More »

Women and the American Civil War

Women and the American Civil War

Like all wars, the American Civil Waris perceived as a man’s world. However, women, disguised as male soldiers, fought alongside men completely underminingcontemporary ideas of the ‘true woman’ and proving More »

The Great Schism

The Great Schism

  In 1378, several Popes claimed to be the true successor of St. Peter, in an event known as The Great Schism (1378-1417). This article examines the origins of the More »

David Kitson

David Kitson

David Kitson (1919 – 2010) was an important anti-apartheid campaigner born in South Africa who demonstrated a lifelong refusal to compromise on his principles, even at great personal cost. After More »