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  • 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower

    1st September 2020

    September 2020 is the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower ship from the south of England to the "New World" – America - in 1620.  The voyage was the desire of a religious Christian group, the Puritans, who wished to break away from the Church of England and create...

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  • HA Conference is going virtual for November 2020!

    1st September 2020

    Book now Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th November 2020, online Outsiders might think that those who love history do so because they want to live in it. People might think we are all old tea-drinking, tweed-wearing, vintage-print-adoring book obsessives – but NO, we are clearly hip and modern because we...

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  • Film: Reimagining the Blitz Spirit

    24th August 2020

    Dr Jo Fox continued our virtual branch lecture series this July on the subject 'Reimagining the Blitz Spirit: the mobilisation of World War II propaganda in our own times'. Jo Fox is the Director of the Institute of Historical Research and a well-known historian specialising in the history of propaganda, rumour and truth telling.  This...

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  • The Historian 146: Out now

    Article

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  • Post-War Japan

    Podcast

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  • VJ Day: 75 Years On

    4th August 2020

    On its 75th anniversary, historian Paula Kitching reflects on the significance of and events leading up to VJ Day in 1945. You can also listen to our new podcast on post-war Japan which explores the topic in further detail. 15 August is VJ Day – Victory in Japan – and marks...

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  • Join The Historian editorial board

    4th August 2020

    Have you wondered who puts The Historian together? Who commissions the articles and comes up with ideas for themes? As with all HA publications, The Historian, is edited by our members and has a small board of volunteers who discuss possible themes, commission articles, review and commission for regular features...

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  • Michael Wood, Hadrian and the Making of Early England

    Article

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  • The Historian 145: Out now

    8th July 2020

    Read The Historian 145 Migration has been a hot topic over the recent past. Tempers have risen, noises have been made. Migration is bad. Migration is good. There have been government targets for net migration (mostly missed by huge margins) and these have prompted much anguish amongst some politicians. So...

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  • Remembering The Battle of Britain: 80 years on

    1st July 2020

    The Battle of Britain is one of the most important battles of the Second World War. It was the battle that ensured that Britain would be the only free Western European country that remained unoccupied by the Nazis and physically able to continue fighting throughout the conflict. It is arguably...

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