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The Historical Journal
  • ISSN: 0018-246X (Print), 1469-5103 (Online)
  • Editors: Dr Sujit Sivasundaram University of Cambridge, UK and 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?…...
  • Rethinking the English Revolution of 1649
  • 30 March 2017, Jon Fitzgibbons
  • Rethinking the English Revolution of 1649 by Jonathan Fitzgibbons was published in The Historical Journal When the axe fell on 30 January 1649, cutting short the troubled life of King Charles I, one eyewitness claims that there followed ‘such a groan’ from the crowds of spectators ‘as I never heard before and desire I may never hear again’.…...

History 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...