March of the Women

A few months ago I received an E-mail from The Surrey History Centre, looking for volunteer newspaper indexers to help them with a new project. They are looking at the role of women from Surrey in the suffragette movement. I didn't even know what a newspaper indexer was, but I knew I wanted to be … Continue reading March of the Women

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When? Who? What? WHY?!

People often think that historians must be great at memorising dates, and have a catalogue of chronologies in their brain they can recall at any given moment. Whilst yes, we are good at memorising dates, this isn't the most important part of studying History. For example, I could tell you; The Battle of Bosworth field … Continue reading When? Who? What? WHY?!

The role of women in Ancient Athens and how Antigone challenges it.

Antigone is a play by the Athenian playwright Sophocles, written in the 5th Century BC. It is set in Thebes in the aftermath of a civil war. Two brothers died on either side of the divide. The new king, Creon forbade anyone to give proper funeral rites to Polynices, the opposing brother; whilst giving full … Continue reading The role of women in Ancient Athens and how Antigone challenges it.