In the middle ages, pilgrimages were the ‘holiday’ du jour. Many of the journeys, mainly taken on foot, are unimaginable for us today. Tom Oliver records the most noted pilgrimages alongside some of the more unusual routes.
Advertising gained new momentum in the Victorian era, not least because of the exotic trading afforded by the Empire. Katherine Almond analyse the effect of Empire on advertising, from the eugenics of the Victorian Empire to the ‘Empire Made’ products of the 1950s and 60s – the last bastion of Empire at home.
History undergraduates are often asked “so what will you do after your degree?” as if having a history degree dooms you to a life of unavoidable failure. No longer! Next time maybe you should answer “I don’t know. Maybe travel to every single country on earth!”, because that’s what Manchester Politics and Modern History graduate Continue Reading