Manchester Metropolitan University



By Larry Gragg

The story behind an extraordinary claim.
Greek comedy mask, terracotta, second century BC.

By Edith Hall

Satire has been essential for democracy ever since comedy was born in Ancient Greece,
Bonaparte, First Consul, by Ingres

By Andrew Roberts

An insight into Napoleon Bonaparte’s personality.
Portrait of King John by an unknown artist. c.1620.

By Nigel Saul

A comprehensive overview of the landmark books that dominate the field.
Boar's head funeral effigy in the Argyll Mausoleum. (Ian Bradley)

By Ian Bradley

No Scottish clan is as controversial as the Campbells.

By Roger Hudson

How 122,000 French troops were evacuated from Dunkirk to Britain
'The Fatherland in Danger' by Guillaume Guillon-Lethière, 1799.

By Marisa Linton

Jacques-Pierre Brissot helped to initiate the French revolutionary wars
Thomas Cranmer, portrait by Gerlach Flicke, 1546.

By Derek Wilson

A plot against Henry VIII’s reforming archbishop.


'Fighting for the Dunghill, or, Jack Tar Setting Buonaparte' by James Gillray (1798).

By Lucy Inglis

The historian’s job is not about ‘sides’ or ‘teams’ but to contribute as individuals to an informed debate.
Breakfasting with Oliver Cromwell: Ivan Roots.

By Stephen K Roberts

The distinguished historian will be fondly remembered.
Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus by Albrecht Dürer, 1526, engraved in Nuremberg, Germany.

By Various Authors

An open letter in response to the Historians for Britain campaign.
'Nowhere is there anything the like'; the arrival of Elizabeth I at Nonsuch Palace, 1598, engraving by Joris Hoefnagel.

By Suzannah Lipscomb

Is the West neglecting its own, subtle form of cultural vandalism?

By Rhys Griffiths

A stitched facsimile of the Charter's Wikipedia page.

Place Vendôme, ca. 1890-1900

By History Today

This month we have questions on Cinco de Mayo, the Prebendaries Plot and classical Sparta.

By Paul Lay

The birth of comedy, medieval fatherhood and an American gangster's plot to assassinate Hermann Göring.
Triumph of Faith over Idolatry by Jean-Baptiste Théodon (1646–1713)

By David Knowles

What happens when faith wanes?