Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Sunday 23rd July 2017 | Manchester, UK

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 »

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 »

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 »