Ninety years on from the Kinder Mass Trespass, Ben Anderson speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about what this act of popular protest achieved in 1932, how it became mythologised as a key moment in the right-to-roam campaign, and how we should remember it today. Journal of Human Hypertension Ad. UseContinue Reading

Discover the latest new history books taking up space on our bookshelves – from memoirs and biographies to the exploits of kings, the exposure of scandals and examinations of social and cultural change. Not quite what you are looking for? Discover the best history books Unwind with the best historicalContinue Reading

23 April 1343 On St George’s night, the Estonian people rise up against their Danish and German overlords, triggering a three-year war. The Danes eventually sell Estonia to the Teutonic Knights. 23 April 1430 Eight-year-old Henry VI crossed the Channel for his coronation as king of France. It was customaryContinue Reading

Its true origins are murky. But Canada, beginning in the 19th century, gets credit for modernizing—and popularizing—the game we know today. The origins of ice hockey may date to stick-and-ball games played during the Middle Ages or even ancient Greece and Egypt. Some believe the game evolved from the ancientContinue Reading

Lucy Ward speaks to Elinor Evans about the story of English Quaker doctor Thomas Dimsdale, who took up the risky challenge of inoculating Empress Catherine II – Catherine the Great – against smallpox, as a powerful statement at a time when the disease was ravaging Russia and superstition held sway.Continue Reading

For the past 25 years, educators have agreed about the promise of formative assessments. Teachers use formative assessments, like asking questions, evaluating journal entries, or collecting response forms at the end of a class period, to get information about student learning as it happens. Formative assessments usually take place duringContinue Reading