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Interview with Dr Max Jones

Dr. Max Jones is a senior lecturer in Modern History at the University of Manchester. His research and teaching focuses primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British history, with particular interest, among others, in heroism, gender and masculinity; monarchy, empire and national identity; and exploration and technology. We interviewed Max to uncover what history means to him.

Hero or zero?

Emperor Nero is as infamous for his brutal measures and unstable mental health as his politics. But what about the man himself? The Manchester Historian sets out to uncover the man behind the madness.

Horrible Histories

We all remember the children’s books, but what will a history undergraduate make of the television series?