Category Archives: World History

The First ‘Multi-Media’ Show? Lawrence of Arabia in Surbiton

Many people with an interest in imperial history are familiar with the life and wartime career of T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935), mainly through the famous epic feature film Lawrence of Arabia (1962). The smash-hit and critically acclaimed movie starred the late Peter O’Toole … Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk at Kingston University: ‘The French Revolution: Terror, Conspiracy and the Guillotine’

Kingston University History Research Seminar Series Dr. Marisa Linton Associate Professor of History at Kingston University and a leading international expert on all aspects of the French Revolution, will be speaking on:  ‘The French Revolution: Terror, Conspiracy and the Guillotine’  … Continue reading

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Red Scare: Surbiton and Fears of Bolshevism

One hundred years ago this October (depending upon which version of the calendar one uses) the Bolshevik party under Lenin achieved a dramatic seizure of power in Russia, a coup d’etat which sent a chill of fear across much of Europe, … Continue reading

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A New Side to Clement Attlee? Fresh evidence from British archives

The image of British Prime Minister Clement Attlee in the historiography has often been one of a shy, rather reserved but efficient individual, who was primarily interested in carefully planned domestic reform in post-war Britain, but also had notable distrust … Continue reading

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Between Antiquity and Nature: The Gendered Politics of the French Revolution and Wollstonecraft in Norway

Dr. Marisa Linton, Associate Professor in History at Kingston University and one of Britain’s leading experts on the French Revolution, recently gave an invited keynote lecture for the meeting of the Norwegian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, which was held at … Continue reading

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New Study of Stalin’s ‘War’ on Ukraine

A major new study of one of the most murderous episodes in Joseph Stalin’s time as dictator of Soviet Russia, entitled Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine (Allen Lane, 2017), offers new perspectives on the still relatively under-researched ‘Holodomor’ (the Ukraine word for … Continue reading

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Kingston History Lecturer speaks on Robespierre at Oxford research network

Dr. Marisa Linton, Reader in History at Kingston University, London, and one of the U.K.’s leading experts on the French Revolution, recently gave a talk on Robespierre to a new research network at the University of Oxford, and a summary … Continue reading

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