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  • Think Bubble - Jumping stories: selective chronology

      Primary History feature
    I recently finished a most interesting commission with the educational publishers, Schofield and Sims. They asked me to help put together a comprehensive timeline of British History to cover as broad a chronological perspective as possible. They wanted this to be the complete Cavemen to Cybermen story all on one...
    Think Bubble - Jumping stories: selective chronology
  • Out and about in Silloth

      Visit
    Situated north west of the Lake District, Silloth is a seaside resort, looking across the Solway Firth to Dumfries and Galloway. The origins of this settlement lie in medieval times because the monks of nearby Holme Cultram Abbey had established storage facilities there to receive and store the grain from...
    Out and about in Silloth
  • Cromford Mill, Lea Mills and the Lumsdale Valley

      Visit
    Cromford Mill, one of the best known, and the Lumsdale Valley, one of the least known of the early industrial sites, are linked today by being managed by the Arkwright Society. They have also been the subject of a recent BBC1 programme in a series: ‘Britain's Hidden Heritage'. They are...
    Cromford Mill, Lea Mills and the Lumsdale Valley
  • Teaching History 144: History for All

      The HA's journal for secondary history teachers
    02 Editorial 03 HA Secondary News 04 Paula Worth - Which women were executed for witchcraft? And which pupils cared? Low-attaining Year 8 use fiction to tackle three demons: extended reading, diversity and causation (Read article) 16 Yosanne Vella - The gradual transformation of historical situations: understanding ‘change and continuity'...
    Teaching History 144: History for All
  • Oliver Cromwell 1658-1958

      Classic Pamphlet
    Ever since the death of Oliver Cromwell 300 years ago his reputation has been the subject of controversy. The royalist view of him was expressed by Clarendon: "a brave bad mad," an ambitious hypocrite. This interpretation was supported by many former Parliamentarians: Edmund Ludlow regarded Cromwell as the lost leader...
    Oliver Cromwell 1658-1958
  • The International Journal Volume 10 Number 1

      Journal
    International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research Volume 10, Number 1 - Summer 2011. Editorial    Jean Pierre Charland, Marc-Andre Ethier,Jean Francois Cardin  History Written on Walls: a study of Quebec High School Students' historical consciousness   Michelle J. Bellino and Robert L. Selman High School Students' Understanding of Personal Betrayal...
    The International Journal Volume 10 Number 1
  • Citizenship and the Olympics

      Primary History article
    Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated. Citizenship links. While most of us engage with the nature of the sporting aspects of an Olympics throughout its modern day reincarnation, there are many aspects of the Games on and off the sporting field that...
    Citizenship and the Olympics
  • The Historian 109: Medieval 'Signs and Marvels'

      The magazine of the Historical Association
    5 Editorial 6 The British Government's Confidential Files on the United States - A. D. Harvey (Read Article) 11 The President's Column - Anne Curry 12 Smithfield's Bartholomew Fair - Dianne Payne (Read Article) 18 The Charles Dickens Primary School Project - Alan Parkinson (Read Article) 22 Medieval ‘Signs and...
    The Historian 109: Medieval 'Signs and Marvels'
  • Young Quills Awards 2010 Reviews

      Reviews
    Reviews attached below The Historical Association announces the shortlist for the 2010 Young Quills Award. This  prize has two separate categories; Primary and  Secondary, although some books obviously fit into both categories. Books are selected for the shortlist by children reviewers in each category. In order to qualify for the...
    Young Quills Awards 2010 Reviews
  • The Government of the Roman Empire

      Classic Pamphlets
    The Government of the Roman Empire, as everyone knows, was autocratic, and, like all autocracies, it was ‘tempered by assassination' or by military revolution. The emperor ruled through an imperial service, at once civil and military, in which several grades, corresponding to the social classes of the empire, were always...
    The Government of the Roman Empire
  • Manchester Branch History

      Branch History
    Manchester Branch is proud of its role in the foundation of the Historical Association (HA) in 1906.  Professor Thomas Frederick Tout and others at Manchester University had been discussing the idea of forming an Association to promote the teaching of a more relevant and vibrant form of history than was...
    Manchester Branch History
  • Canterbury Branch History

      Branch History
    Although active between the wars, the Canterbury Branch had faded into oblivion by the 1960s.The arrival of the University of Kent at Canterbury brought about the Branch's revival in 1971-1972, led by Peter Roberts, Grayson Ditchfield and Donald Read, and a programme was arranged for 1972 -3.   Among those on...
    Canterbury Branch History
  • The British General Strike 1926

      Classic Pamphlet
    ‘The General Strike is a challenge to Parliament and is the road to anarchy and ruin.' (Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, 6th May 1926).‘The General Council does not challenge the Constitution ... the sole aim of the Council is to secure for the miners a decent standard of life. The Council...
    The British General Strike 1926
  • Portsmouth Branch History

      Branch History
    See the current Portsmouth Branch programme of events Portsmouth's Branch "Minutes Book No. 2" of the years 1946 -1981 is in the city Record Office. It records a Jubilee Dinner held in 1974: so the Branch was founded in 1924. Sadly, no "Minutes Book No. 1" has come to light....
    Portsmouth Branch History
  • Out and About in Norwell

      Visit
    It is at Newark that the River Trent turns northwards. Running parallel to the river are the Great North Road (now the A1) and the East Coast Mainline railway. The easily missed village of Norwell lies seven miles north of Newark and one and a half miles west of the...
    Out and About in Norwell
  • Progression and coherence in history

      Primary History article
    Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated. "The focus for much of the planning and the teaching is on pockets of knowledge at basic levels. Thus, the notion that pupils can progress and do better over time in history is not well established...
    Progression and coherence in history
  • Birmingham Branch 1907-2007

      Branch History
    The Branch was founded in May 1907, a few months after the Historical Association was established. The founding Branch President was Professor John Masterman, Professor of History (1902-09) in the University of Birmingham's Department of Commerce, as it was designated in those days. He was one of several historians in...
    Birmingham Branch 1907-2007
  • Nuneaton Branch History

      Branch History
    The  Nuneaton Branch of the H.A. was originally founded in November 1919 as one part of a county wide Warwickshire branch.  Instrumental in this was the editor of the Nuneaton Chronicle, Albert Francis Cross, assisted by local doctor turned local historian, Edward Nason. After this arrangement ended Nuneaton was re-founded...
    Nuneaton Branch History
  • Urban spaces cross-curricular work: Science

      Lesson Resources
    Please note: this free resource pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum. This is part of a set of subject areas also covering History, Literacy and Art & Design. Fieldwork in urban public parks, gardens and open spacesPublic spaces offer a range of opportunities for children's learning, and can enable children to investigate, observe, wonder, record and...
    Urban spaces cross-curricular work: Science
  • Reading Branch History

      Branch History
    Brief outline history of the Reading Branch of the Historical AssociationReading is one of the places to have had a branch before the First World War, between 1908 and 1911 as was shown in The Historian, ‘The Branches of the Historical Association 1906-2006'. The story of the current Reading Branch,...
    Reading Branch History
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Branch History

      Branch History
    History of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Branch of the Historical AssociationThe Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole branch of the HA was founded in December 1922 and has been in existence ever since. Its history can be followed in the annual reports sent to HQ, in the complete set of committee...
    Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Branch History
  • Magdalen Road

      Lesson Plan
    We focused on changes in one local set of shops (in Magdalen Road) and looked at the impact of the World War II Exeter blitz on the area. The topic was a local study incorporating history and geography, developing children's historical understanding. To develop as fully as possible the children's...
    Magdalen Road
  • A Tale of Two Chancellors: The Ineffectual Reformation in Elizabethan Staffordshire

      Article
    The Elizabethan Reformation in Staffordshire had a shallow seedbed. The radical reformers of the 1540s had greeted the conversion of the county with a mixture of high hopes and hyperbole. The East Anglian preacher and disciple of Latimer, Thomas Becon, wrote a treatise The Iewel of Ioye urging that itinerant...
    A Tale of Two Chancellors: The Ineffectual Reformation in Elizabethan Staffordshire
  • The Miraculous Crusade: The Role of the Mystical and Miraculous in the Morale and Motivation of the First Crusade

      Article
    The First Crusade may be considered the only really successful crusade in that it achieved its stated goal, but it demanded great courage and stamina of its participants in their journey to the Holy City of Jerusalem, fighting their way through an unforgiving hostile territory. But courage and stamina by...
    The Miraculous Crusade: The Role of the Mystical and Miraculous in the Morale and Motivation of the First Crusade
  • Out & About in Laxton

      Article
    Where is Laxton? The village is in north Nottinghamshire, formerly called Lexington (Lexitune). The village is based around the Church of St Michael and, of course, its hostelry, the Dovecote Inn. Most of the farms are properties which are long and thin and they have "closes" which stretch back from...
    Out & About in Laxton