Monthly Archives: April 2013

Richard III at the Tower of London 25th April 2013

Michael Hicks spoke on ‘The Character of Richard III’ at the Tower of London on Thursday 25 April. This was part of an Adult Learning Event on Discovering Richard’s Bones hosted by the Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower conference … Continue reading

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Anglicanism and Dissent in Southern England 1662 – 1829 Nine papers were presented at this day conference with the University of Winchester well represented among the speakers. Professor Andrew Spicer, Oxford Brookes, welcomed all forty delegates. Mark Burden, of the … Continue reading

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Monasteries and monasticism in Late Medieval Dorset

On Friday 19 April at his viva David Cousins successfully defended his thesis on ‘The Monasteries and Monasticism in Late Medieval Dorset’ and was awarded his PhD subject to minor changes capable of being completed in a month. His supervisors … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF HISTORY FROM BELOW: 16 April 2013, Birkbeck, University of London

This workshop was organised to mark the 50th anniversary of E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class and brought together a new generation of scholars interested in examining British society from the perspective of whose voices were usually … Continue reading

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Henry IV Conference at Canterbury April 2013

Henry IV has often been overshadowed by his son, Henry V, the victor of Agincourt or his reign eclipsed by focus on the deposition of his cousin Richard II. This conference was an attempt to focus on this king, his … Continue reading

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Basingstoke Gazette on the Victoria County History of Hampshire

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The Wars of the Roses, Irish Radio, Sunday 7 April 2013

On Sunday evening Professor Michael Hicks featured in the debate  on the hour-long Talking History programme chaired by Dr Patrick Geoghegan. Apart from Hicks, author among books of The Wars of the Roses (Yale, 2010), the experts were Dr David … Continue reading

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Working on a research paper: The last Anglo-Saxons (in French)

As something of a break from my main current project, Places of Rebellion, I’m writing up a paper on the meanings and definitions of the ‘Late Anglo-Saxon’ (‘Alfredian’) period of English history, which I presented at a conference in Paris … Continue reading

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MA Day Conference-6 April 2013

Yesterday (6th April 2013) we held our annual MA Day Conference. This event gives the students on our MA programmes the opportunity to present on their dissertation projects, critically assessing their progress to date. We had 11 presentations which demonstrated … Continue reading

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