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  • The Anniversary of Agincourt

    28th October 2015

    Six hundred years ago men of England and Wales stood in a field in France ready for battle. The battle, thanks to Shakespeare, would become one of the most famous of all time. Agincourt for generations has been swathed in myth and romance, but the reality of that time is...

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  • Professor Lisa Jardine CBE

    27th October 2015

    The Historical Association is saddened by the news of the passing of Lisa Jardine, historian and recipient of the HA’s Medlicott Medal. Lisa Jardine was one of Britain’s leading historians. Her commitment to history and public debate took her knowledge and intellect far beyond the usual confines of the academic....

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  • Before the Somme came Loos

    5th October 2015

    The Battle of the Somme in 1916, with the highest number of casualties ever experienced by the British army in one day, meant that it became on the of the most famous events of the First World War. Over the last 100 years that notoriety has meant that while its...

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  • Irene Collins

    21st July 2015

    It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the death of Irene Collins. Irene was much loved and greatly admired by many people in the HA. She was President of the HA from 1982 to 1985 and in 1996 was awarded the Medlicott Medal for Services to History....

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  • Kent's History Online

    10th July 2015

    The most comprehensive collection of articles and research papers on the archaeology and history of Kent ever published is now available free-on-line, following the digitization of ‘Archaeologia Cantiana,’ the annual journal of the Kent Archaeological Society. First published 157 years ago, in 1858, the journals contain a total of more...

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  • Film: An Interview with Margaret MacMillan

    7th July 2015

    The HA are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Professor Margaret MacMillan. The Medlicott Medal is for outstanding contributions to the study and enjoyment of history. The award will be presented on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in central London, where she will also...

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  • HA 'A' Level essay competition winner 2015

    23rd June 2015

    In this year of anniversaries, we asked A-Level students who they might choose to erect a statue of in Parliament Square. Choices had to be argued in an essay of no more than 2000 words. The standard of entries was very high and there were some very interesting choices -...

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  • Magna Carta after 800 Years: From liber homo to modern freedom

    21st May 2015

    In June 2015 we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of one of  the key legal documents in English political history, the "Great Charter" (Magna Carta). When a group of disgruntled Barons forced King John to sign a document in June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, listing his political and legal...

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  • The HA Great Debate Final 2015

    1st April 2015

    "A fantastic final with outstanding contributions from all the finalists" Professor Justin Champion, judge of the Historical Association Great Debate final.Click here to access the film of the event...After five months of regional heats across the UK and the Republic of Ireland the final for the Historical Association's student debating...

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  • Professor Margaret MacMillan awarded 2015 Medlicott Medal

    12th February 2015

    The HA are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Professor Margaret MacMillan. Margaret MacMillan is currently Warden of St Antony's College Oxford. Her work on twentieth-century history, particularly the history of the First World War, has received international recognition. Her recent book, The...

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