I’ve spent much of the past fortnight being reminded that I’m getting old. First up: I started a lecture on our second year History in Theory and Practice course by … Continue reading
On 11 June 1925, two sisters marry two friends at St Matthew’s Church, a short walk from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. But who was who, and why … Continue reading
I’m on a train from Colchester to Liverpool Street, rolling above the east London neighbourhoods I used to know so well from other train journeys. Ilford, Manor Park, Bethnal Green; … Continue reading
Originally posted on Modern British Studies Birmingham:
Students from Matt Houlbrook’s, Sex and Sexualities in the Modern British World, 1880-1980 class have had a go at creating posters on women’s…
A detective challenge for a snowy Thursday afternoon: can you solve The Dunbury Wayside Mystery? Courtesy of The Thriller magazine from 1929.
Working on the assumption that we all judge a book by its cover, what do you think of this as inspiration for the front of The Prince of Tricksters? Because … Continue reading
Here he is: Charles Chaplin (the cinema king) wearing his BARRY OVERCOAT and posing for pressman at London’s Ritz Hotel: ‘Note the fit of the collar, the fall of the … Continue reading