The Student Page
From gladiators in Ancient Rome to the twentieth century, browse below to find a selection of our most popular articles for schools and colleges across the world.
Published in History Review and History Today, this list also includes articles on essay writing skills, exam techniques and other tips.
While the articles are aimed at students on courses in the UK, and may be outdated, there is still much that is relevant for any student of history. However, it's important to bear in mind that the opinions expressed won't necessarily correspond to the best practice for your own syllabus.
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Leading historians discuss one of the burning questions of the day.
Writing treaties in two languages can lead to unexpected problems.
What do the tyrants of the 20th century have in common? Terror, confusion and quasi-religious followings.
On 1 January 1933, Germany was a democracy with a range of political parties. By the end of the year its parliament was a rubber stamp for Adolf Hitler’s will.
Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms are widely used by historians. But does anyone benefit?
The anniversary of the abolition of slavery reminds us how visible the memory of Britain’s slave trade remains.
The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.
We ask four historians whether the demise of one of the 20th century’s superpowers was as inevitable as it now seems.
Four historians consider the extraordinary longevity of a popular English festival.
Four historians consider the most fundamental question of all, one famously posed by E.H. Carr almost 60 years ago.