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The Historical Journal
  • ISSN: 0018-246X (Print), 1469-5103 (Online)
  • Editor: Professor Phil Withington University of Sheffield, UK
  • Editorial board
The Historical Journal continues to publish papers on all aspects of British, European, and world history since the fifteenth century. The best contemporary scholarship is represented. Contributions come from all parts of the world. The journal aims to publish some thirty-five articles and communications each year and to review recent historical literature, mainly in the form of historiographical reviews and review articles. The journal provides a forum for younger scholars making a distinguished debut as well as publishing the work of historians of established reputation.

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The Historical Journal blog

  • Brexit and Our World Wars
  • 07 April 2017, David Reynolds
  • In this blog Professor David Reynold’s discusses his article ‘Britain, the Two World Wars, and the Problem of Narrative’ which was published in The Historical...
  • Historicizing Citizenship
  • 05 April 2017, Matthew Grant
  • Historicizing Citizenship in Post-War Britain was published in The Historical Journal This article has its roots in a very simple question: what was citizenship?…...

News

  • 2017 Dorothy Ross Award winning article
  • 01 Jun 2017,
  • Dr Nick Witham's article published in the Historical Journal entitled “Popular History, Postwar Liberalism, and the Role of the Public Intellectual in Richard Hofstadter’s The American Political Tradition,” has won the 2017 Dorothy Ross Award.

History blog

  • Discovering a ‘new’ Tudor ballad by John Heywood
  • 24 May 2017, Jane Flynn
  • Read Jane Flynn’s full article published in the journal British Catholic History. A few years ago, I did an internet search involving the name ‘John Heywood’, the Tudor court entertainer, poet, and musician.  One of the hits was from the catalogue of manuscripts of the Durham Cathedral Library, in a description of a book of accounts dating from 1561–75.  It mentioned that the account book contains a 38-stanza poem that ‘begins “When all that is to was ys brought / As all that hath byn is” and ends “Maye rest in rest aye restyngly / Amen quoth John Heywood” [John Heywood ?1497-?1580]’, with the name ‘Thomas Good at the end’.  I was intrigued: was the poem by Good or Heywood?…...

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