Johan Cruyff at the 1974 World Cup Final.

The beautiful, neglected game

26 May 2011

Millions of people will tune into the Champions’ League Final this weekend; billions watch the football World Cup. But despite its popularity, professional historians have tended to overlook the beautiful game. A Cambridge Public History Seminar sought to find out why.

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A portrait of Augusta of Saxony-Gotha from the time of her wedding in 1736

The Royal Wedding… of 1736

27 Apr 2011

For those at the heart of this week's Royal Wedding, the big day will be full of stress and worry. But that's nothing compared with the experiences of Augusta of Saxony-Gotha, daughter in law of George II. A book by a Cambridge historian draws on new sources to reveal what happened.

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From beyond the grave

01 May 2009

Tracing popular beliefs from medieval to early modern times is highlighting the durability of debates about the dead.

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match making

‘What have the Victorians ever done for us?’

01 Feb 2007

Modern Britain was invented sometime between 1830 and 1900. It's not just a question of industrialization, compulsory education, the right to vote (at least for men) or the growth of towns, important as all those particular processes were.

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