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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

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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

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Whatever happened to the British centre ground? Upcoming 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

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Breaking Free? New evidence released on Major’s tensions with Thatcher

Historians of British history in the 1980s and early 1990s have been given an interesting New Year present for 2018 by The National Archives (TNA), with the release of formerly secret government files which provide fascinating new evidence on the … Continue reading

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‘Fighting for our Rights’: Kingston’s role in the British disability rights movement

The town of Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey and its surrounding neighbourhoods is a community blessed by a rich, diverse and fascinating heritage, with much of the area’s history being relevant to Britain’s wider past and, thus, its impact on present-day society … Continue reading

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Another Kind of War: IRA Terror incidents in the Thames Valley area in 1939

Terrorism has been very much in our minds in recent months, for obvious reasons, and historians have increasingly turned their attention to the nature of terror campaigns and how such activities were conducted in the past. What lessons can we … Continue reading

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