Brexit, 1905?

Guest post by Robert D. Priest (Royal Holloway, University of London) At first sight, few events seem less similar than Britain’s announcement of its departure from the European Union in March 2017 and the French state’s separation from the Catholic Church in December 1905. For a start, separation was a movement of the radical left while […]

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Drinking Through Lille

Harry Stopes (doctoral candidate, UCL) reflects on his favourite drinking spot in Lille, where he conducted much archival research – and he also reflects on how he became emotionally entangled with the city itself. To what extent do/should historians get emotionally involved in their subjects of study? — I was convinced of the appropriateness of comparing Lille and Manchester […]

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