Tag Archives: British history

Mussolinism in Kingston: How the Italian dictator caused local controversy

After days of political and constitutional stalemate, Italy now has a new government, made up of two populist and controversial parties in an uneasy alliance: the Five-Star Movement and the League (formerly the Northern League). Both parties have referred to … Continue reading

Posted in British history, European History, Fascism, Local History, Media history, Public History, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wake Up! Invasion fears in Surrey during early World War One

By late 1914, it had become very apparent to people in Britain that the ‘great war’ would not be ‘over by Christmas’, as many had initially predicted and hoped. Moreover, as 1914 gave way to the new year of 1915, … Continue reading

Posted in British history, European History, Local History, Media history, Public History, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Down and Out? The Decline of the British National Party

The recent local Municipal and Mayoral elections in England on May 3rd saw the far right British National Party (BNP) lose its last elected district Councillor, Brian Parker, who sat on Pendle Borough Council in Lancashire. After serving three terms … Continue reading

Posted in British history, Fascism, Local History, Media history, Public History, Research, Teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fears and Volunteers: Kingston and the General Strike of 1926

Just over ninety years ago this month, in May, 1926, Britain experienced a General Strike, called by the Trades Union Congress (T.U.C), and – for a few days at least – ‘normal’ life in the country was put on hold. … Continue reading

Posted in British history, Local History, Media history, Public History, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Volunteers and Vehicles: Surbiton and the General Strike of 1926

In May, 1926, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) called a General Strike in Britain and, for about nine days (from 3rd-12th May), it appeared to many people that the country’s industrial relations had reached a low-point. The Armed Forces were … Continue reading

Posted in British history, Gender History, Local History, Media history, Public History, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming British Library talks explore controversial aspects of America’s recent past

The British Library’s spring and early summer season includes a number of talks devoted to some controversial aspects of America’s recent history, such as the Vietnam war, the roots of ‘America First’, the evolution of Anglo-American relations, the impact of … Continue reading

Posted in American history, British history, Events, Public History, Uncategorized, World History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Today (15th March): Whatever happened to the British centre ground? Kingston University History Research Series Seminar

Whatever happened to the British centre ground? The next talk in the Kingston University History Research Seminar Series will be given by Dr. Jeremy Nuttall on the above theme, based on his latest research findings Amidst Brexit, the rise of … Continue reading

Posted in British history, Events, Public History, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment