Anglophilia in the Early Modern World

Image from Rebloggy By Dr. Michael Maurer / 12.03.2010 Professor of Philosophy Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Abstract In the 18th century, Great Britain became a European – indeed world – power. Following the “Glorious Revolution”, the kingdom seemed to represent an interesting alternative to absolutist rule and the primary Protestant power in Europe. It began to exert a[…]

Hieroglyphicks of the City Fathers: London’s Aldermen in the 17th Century

Aldermen of the City of London Corporation represented as Chinese and as monsters in procession to Westminster to protest against the Treaty of Paris, 1763. Etching, ~1763. Wellcome Library reference no. 31512i. By Dr. William Schupbach / 07.25.2016 Historian The Corporation of London is the local government which controls the square mile known as the City[…]

Industrial Revolution Left a Damaging Psychological ‘Imprint’ on Today’s Populations of England and Wales

Wellcome Library Study finds people in areas historically reliant on coal-based industries have more ‘negative’ personality traits. Psychologists suggest this cognitive die may well have been cast at the dawn of the industrial age. 12.10.2017 People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety[…]

The Victorians: Time and Space

Lecture by Dr. Sir Richard J. Evans at the Museum of London / 09.13.2010 Provost, Professor of Rhetoric, Gresham College President, Wolfson College Cartoon depiction of Lytton Strachey, a founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians / Wikimedia Commons ‘The History of the Victorian Age’, wrote Lytton Strachey in 1918, ‘will[…]

The Art of Conquest in England and Normandy

Horses disembarking from Norman longships, Bayeux Tapestry, c. 1070, embroidered wool on linen, 20 inches high (Bayeux Museum) By Dr. Diane Reilly / 05.05.2017 Associate Professor of Art History Indiana University The Invasion On September 28, 1066, the tiny community of Pevensey (on the south-east coast of England), huddled inside the ruins of a late[…]

Medieval English National Identity

People in Medieval England, illustrated here by a section of the Bayeux Tapestry / The Bayeux Tapestry Museum, France By Dr. Robert Bartlet Emeritus Professor of History University of St. Andrews The East Asian Journal of British History 1 (2011), 1-12 Introduction “Articles of Union otherwise known as Treaty of Union”, 1707 / Parliament of[…]