Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Sunday 28th May 2017 | Manchester, UK

A History of the Māori People: Indigenous Arrivals Between 1250 - 1300 and Settlement in New Zealand

A History of the Māori People: Indigenous Arrivals Between 1250 – 1300 and Settlement in New Zealand

The Māori are the native Polynesian people of New Zealand. The ancestors of the Māori originated from south-east Asia. Some historians trace these early settlers as migrating from today’s China. More »

Genghis Khan and the largest empire in history

Genghis Khan and the largest empire in history

The Mongol Empire was one of the largest empires in the history of the world, covering a massive nine million square miles at its greatest extent; approximately a quarter of More »

Richard III: Who killed the princes in the tower?

Richard III: Who killed the princes in the tower?

In 2012, the Richard III Society commissioned an archaeological excavation on a city council park in Leicester. After identification of the skeleton by the University of Leicester research team, the More »

44BC - The Ides Of March

44BC – The Ides Of March

Following the abolition of the Roman kingdom c. 509BC, the Roman Republic was created. This comprised of a system in which the government contained a variety of appointed officials from More »

Does History Over Emphasise King Alfred Of Wessex’s ‘Greatness’?

Does History Over Emphasise King Alfred Of Wessex’s ‘Greatness’?

King Alfred of Wessex (r. 871 AD – 899 AD) is an enduring individual in English History. Alfred’s Kingdom of Wessex weathered the Viking conquest when all other Anglo-Saxon kingdoms More »