History Careers Column

Welcome to Manchester or welcome back! I hope you’ve all settled into life in Manchester and courses are all going well. It might only be the start of the year but whether you’re a fresher or a returner there is no better time than right now to get a head start on thinking about careers, Continue Reading

The British Royal Family

The British Royal family is a melting pot of nationalities, cultures and dynasties. Their relations can be traced to many areas of the world and to different historical periods. This article will give a brief overview of some of the major, and more interesting, ethnicities in the British Royal family. The first monarch to use Continue Reading

The Vikings: raiders or settlers?

Between the 8th and late 11th century, the Vikings ventured from their Scandinavian homelands and began their assault on the memory of Europe. The name Viking is thought to derive from vikingr (pirate). Indeed, we use the term ‘Viking’ with little discrimination and it is now a term with great historical and pseudo-historical baggage. Traditionally, Continue Reading