Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Saturday 22nd July 2017 | Manchester, UK

Elvis Presley – A Biography

Elvis Presley – A Biography

Born on 8 January 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis was born with an identical twin, Jesse, who was delivered stillborn. With no other siblings, Elvis grew a close attachment to More »

The Consulting Detective - Sherlock Holmes

The Consulting Detective – Sherlock Holmes

From creation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s to Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal in the BBC’s Sherlock, the past 130 years has witnessed a significant development of the character of Sherlock Holmes. More »

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 »