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Places of Contested Power

Professor Ryan Lavelle, whose new Places of Contested Power: Conflict and Rebellion in England and France, 830-1150 is published by Boydell & Brewer this week, reflects on the events which took place during the writing of his book. (This blog … Continue reading

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Soldiers in Medieval England

In this blog one of our Associate Lecturers Dr Tom Wex gives us an insight into some of his doctoral research on the English Soldier in the Fifteenth Century. Around 1452, Agnes Nevyll of London petitioned in the Court of … Continue reading

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Southern History Society Conference 2020: Sport and Leisure in Southern England, c.1500-1990

Saturday 8th February University of Winchester: St Alphege 301 (rescheduled from November) 9.45am: Welcome and tea/coffee 10.15am: Steven Cock, ‘Against the Odds? Examining the Emergence of Early Swimming Contests, c.1590s-1830s’, York St John University 10.45: Geoff Swallow, ‘’The West of … Continue reading

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Graduate Project Lead vacancies: important opportunites for University of Winchester graduates

This year, the University of Winchester are delighted to launch our Graduate Project Leader scheme which offers 20 positions across our departments and faculties to lead on live projects within the University community.   These projects are aimed at our … Continue reading

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Winchester Medieval Studies at the Leeds International Medieval Congress

The History, English, and Theology, Religion and Philosophy Departments have a full programme this year at the Leeds International Medieval Congress in July 2019, with eleven medievalists speaking in multiple sessions, plus two more moderating and attending. The Centre for … Continue reading

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In Our Time on Radio 4 – Dr James Ross on Queen Margaret of Anjou

In Our Time on Radio 4 – Dr James Ross on Queen Margaret of Anjou When I was approached to be one of the guests on Radio 4’s In Our Time to discuss Queen Margaret of Anjou (1430-82) in May … Continue reading

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Outlaw King: Some Interesting Choices

Although I am not the biggest movie buff in the world, a sense of professional obligation led me to watch the recently released Netflix original ‘Outlaw King’. A film relating to Robert the Bruce, Anglo-Scottish warfare and late medieval views … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Alfred the Great: A Winchester Chat

  The launch of the 2018 Heritage Open Days in Winchester provided the opportunity for an evening of reflection between Winchester medievalists and the eminent historian and broadcaster, Professor Michael Wood. On the agenda were ‘Why do the Anglo-Saxons Matter?’ … Continue reading

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Trip to the National Archives – Student Perspectives

For many historians, one of the most enjoyable aspects of the profession is trawling through the archives finding hitherto undiscovered gems or re-examining well known documents in a new light. This is what our discipline is built on and for … Continue reading

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Studying History and the Medieval World at Winchester: A Student’s Perspective

[In this blog Austin Pritchett, a final year BA student coming to the end studying for his degree in History and the Medieval World has kindly agreed to publish a reflection on his time with us in the History Department … Continue reading

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