Britain’s black market during World War II
We tend to focus on the positive aspects of the Home Front but what about its darker side?
South-Asian suffragettes in Britain
The involvement of South-Asian women in the British suffragette movement.
The involvement of British South-Asian troops in the First World War
The vital contribution to the British and Allied war effort made by non-European forces in Western Europe.
The hidden history of BAME communities in Britain’s past
How people of mixed ethnic backgrounds became part of the fabric of Britain.
Post-war working-class British life in fiction
Post-war life in Britain captured by a new wave of working-class writers and film-makers.
Racial tension in working-class Britain
Are genuine working-class experiences of racial tension and other societal issues under-represented in literature?
Women and the miners’ strike of 1984–5
A nuanced approach to teaching the miners’ strike focussing on the often side-lined role of women.
Housing and poverty in post-industrial Britain
A way into teaching inequality in Britain through the lens of the modern history of social housing.
Women in power: Labour Cabinet ministers
Until recently, Labour women politicians were largely absent from the history bookshelves. This list shed light on their lives and achievements.
Disabled Women and the Women’s Liberation Movement
A necessary insight into the history of the Women's Liberation Movement and its relationship with disability.
Women and activism in twentieth-century Britain
Women’s history in schools has been dominated by the campaign for the vote. However, the diversity of women’s activism is breathtaking, as these resources illustrate.
Mapping migration in London through history
Migration is politically controversial, so placing it securely in a historical context can support navigation of a subject that could otherwise prove tricky. These resources explore migration in London, providing an imaginative springboard.
The Legacy of the British Empire in Britain Today
These resources aim to help teachers feel equipped to manage discussions and deliver effective lessons on this controversial topic.
The role of animals in the First World War
The part played by animals in the First World War offers an unusual perspective on warfare. These resources show how human soldiers depended heavily on their animal comrades.
Pets and their role in the Second World War
Alongside radar and jet aeroplanes, animals played a major role in warfare: this list offers insights into the major contribution that pets and other animals made, both on and off the battlefield.
The Norway Campaign, April–June 1940
The Norway Campaign was one of the most significant events in the Second World War, but it usually falls in the 'side-show' category when the topic is discussed. These resources will help shed light on it.
The Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963 from the perspective of the participants
These resources will help you to put some recent protests, such as the 2020 Black Lives Matter ones, in historical context.