The arrival of European settlers in Australia
The fate of Australia’s indigenous inhabitants is not widely known outside of Australia.
The Whitechapel murders of 1888 from the victims’ perspective
A more rounded, less simplistic investigation of the Jack the Ripper story.
Women in early medicine
The struggles of individual women to contribute to and be recognised in this traditionally male-dominated field.
Female participation in British politics pre-1900
Before the Suffragettes and the fight for equality in the 20th century, many women who left their mark on history.
The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804)
An important but often over-looked event in global history and in the history of anti-racist struggle.
Irish perspectives on the Great Famine (1845–50)
Revisiting a tragic chapter in the history of Britain's ‘forgotten colony'.
Gender bias in the police investigation of the ‘Whitechapel murders’
An investigation into whether gender bias played a role in the Metropolitan Police’s failure to apprehend the culprit of the infamous Whitechapel murders.
Britain’s complex relationship with India
The story of the British empire is controversial and complex, especially when it comes to the relationship between India and Britain.
‘Going native’: the immersion of white Europeans in indigenous cultures
This sensitive topic is central to the issue of cultural appropriation. This list analyses the roots of the phenomenon, with examples taken from historical situations.
Queen Victoria and power politics
Victoria is one of the most studied women in history yet most of the literature has centred on Victoria’s personal life. Victoria was the first Queen in Britain to be a monarch, a wife and mother, and this list explores the depths of her reign.
British politics in the nineteenth century
The undoubted injustices of the nineteenth century have sometimes been perceived as difficult to tackle, but this list offers engaging and vibrant resources to approach the topic from all sides.
Law and order and criminality in Victorian England
Insights into criminality in Victorian London and the pivotal yet often overlooked innovation represented by the introduction of police officers.
The British Empire from Inside India
These resources show the complex relationship of the Indian subcontinent and Britain, and how its colonised people experienced and viewed the empire.
The role of the British empire in the slave trade
These resources aim to help students examine Britain’s role in the slave trade.
The Reform of the Postal System in Victorian England
This list explores the success of the postal system introduced in 1840, with insights into the history of Royal Mail and the Penny Black stamp.
The orphan in the Victorian era
An overview of the figure of the orphan and how it came to be such a traditional character in Victorian literature, with insight into first-hand accounts of life in a Victorian orphanage.
Changing definitions of crime exemplified in the treatment of the Tolpuddle Martyrs
This list explores one of the first examples of unionised and workers' rights movemements with insight into how the narrative revolves around specific terminology and why.
Nineteenth-century Female Explorers
A captivating collection of stories of courageous women who defied their time's conventions to explore the world and often contributed to scientific discoveries by doing so.