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‘Game of Thrones’ is not Historical

24 August 2017

The books of George R. R. Martin and the HBO fictional televisions series, Game of Thrones, are not historical. They do not bear any relation to the reality of the human past, have...

What to do with Edward Colston

26 February 2017

There’s a very interesting article by David Olusoga in today’s Observer, ‘Bristol’s Colston Hall is an affront to a multicultural city. Let’s rename it...

New Age Historiography

25 July 2016

I think a reckoning is coming. A big moment that will transform the way we think about historical knowledge and the historian’s role in acquiring it. After four big moments in...

On Parochialism

10 June 2016

On Tuesday, William Hague said something that really hit a nerve. After giving a speech on behalf of the EU ‘Remain’ side (don’t worry, this isn’t a post...