Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | Manchester, UK

Rwandan Genocide

Rwandan Genocide

In approximately 100 days between April and June of 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered by Hutu extremists. The extremists targeted members of the Tutsi minority community who made More »

Magdalene Asylums

Magdalene Asylums

Magdalene asylums, also known as ‘Magdalene laundries’, emerged in the late 18th century to house “fallen women”. Originally this meant women who worked in prostitution, but this term gradually expanded More »

Origins of the Quakers

Origins of the Quakers

The ‘Quakers’, or the Religious Society of Friends, stretch back to the 1600s in Cumbria when local George Fox, disillusioned with the church at the time, said that he had More »

The Iranian Revolution

The Iranian Revolution

This article will argue that although there were many reasons for the Iranian Revolution, the main cause was fundamentally Shi’ite religion and the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini in sustaining and More »