Nicola Spruyt (EDH LVI) looks back to the events of a hundred years ago as Emily Davison fatally threw herself in front of the King’s horse at the Derby in 1913, and investigates wheth¬er it was suicide or a prank gone wrong.
Dan Edwards (S LVI) compares the personalities of two of history’s greatest rivals for power – Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots – and examines why Mary’s bid for the throne failed so spectacularly.
Forty-five years on from what proved to be the decisive moment in America’s disastrous in-volvement in the Vietnam conflict in the 1960s and 70s, Oli Beressi examines the effects of the Tet Offensive of 1968 and explains how it contributed to America’s ultimate, humiliating with¬drawal from Vietnam seven years later.
Jamie Nugent (SH LVI) looks at how France went about trying to rid it¬self of Christianity during the French Revolution, and the problems they encoun¬tered in their attempt.
The magazine also includes three reviews of lectures given at the Bastille Society last term, including a review by Helena Irvine (EDH LIV) of Dr Richard Rex’s talk on the English Reformation in the 17th century, while Sean Sawyer reviews the lecture given by Dr Michael Broers on the question of whether Napoleon Bonaparte was a military genius. There’s also a review of the final lecture of the term, by Professor Jonathan Phillips in December, on the motivations of crusaders in the 12th and 13th centuries.
There’s an in-depth look at what it’s like to study a degree in History at the University of Manchester, a look ahead to upcoming lectures and news, and a quiz page to get those historical brains working!
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