Eighty years ago, on 31 March 1934, anarchist and socialist representatives met in a bar in Gijón in the northern Spanish region of Asturias to sign the Workers’ Alliance, a coalition of the trade unions
On 28 March 1939 the Nationalist forces of General Francisco Franco marched into Madrid, two-and-a-half years after the siege of the city began. Four days later the Spanish Civil War was officially over, marked by
Today marks 1200 years since the death of the great early medieval king and emperor, Charlemagne. Even with all the fuss about the First World War, the date hasn’t been entirely forgotten. Aachen, the German
A few years ago, the publishers of the leading satirical newspaper in the U.S., The Onion, brought out a collection of historic front pages from the twentieth century. Sandwiched somewhere in-between the sinking of the
150 years ago, outside a small town in central Pennsylvania, Abraham Lincoln dedicated a military ceremony on a field that just a few months before had witnessed a clash between two vast armies. The Union
On 4 November, as part of Sheffield HSTSOC’s Remembrance Week, academic, public historian and broadcaster Helen Weinstein chaired a panel discussion of historians from the University of Sheffield on the significance of anniversaries and centenaries.