Tag Archives: European History

What have been the best History books of 2018? Some possible candidates

As Christmas approaches, various magazines and newspapers in the UK have been putting forward their choices for the best History books of 2018. The past year has seen some excellent books on all aspects of the past, ranging from reassessments … Continue reading

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Fighting Franco: Commemorating the British volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Eighty years ago this month, on 28th October, 1938, the volunteers of the ‘British Battalion’ joined the other volunteer Battalions of the International Brigades (IB) in Spain and held a poignant farewell parade, which included the transfer of their flags and … Continue reading

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From War to Peace: National Archives announces ‘Great War’ events for last quarter of 2018

The National Archives (TNA), located at Kew in in south-west London, which is the repository of all British government historical records, has just announced its latest exciting round of talks and activities as part of its ongoing centenary programme First World War … Continue reading

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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

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An Age of Rage? A historical perspective on anger

Are we living in an age of anger? Why does everyone seem so steamed-up, aggressive or furious about certain aspects of today’s society? These are some of the intriguing questions that were posed by Zoe Williams, writing in the UK’s … Continue reading

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Dangerously Dictatorial? The nature of Viktor Orban’s ‘illiberal democracy’

Hungary’s General Election on 8th April, 2018, saw Prime Minister Viktor Orban win a landslide victory, giving him his third consecutive term in office. It is a major, but also very disturbing, achievement, and also creates all sorts of difficulties … Continue reading

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