March 6, 2020

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January 1945. Heavy snow and howling winds do nothing to halt the relentless advance of the Red Army.  Four divisions are sent to encircle and capture a Nazi military installation near the industrial town of Oświęcim in Southern Po...

March 1, 2020

Welcome to the last episode of InQuire’s History of Canterbury. After six episodes and two thousand years, there’s only one century and 1,400 words to go until you can forget you ever read them. This last episode looks at Canterbury in the twentieth century, where it e...

January 7, 2020

It’s the 1600s. After a chaotic Tudor century, the Scottish Stuart family are now in control. Canterbury was as multicultural as it is now, with over a third of the population made up of French and Dutch Protestant refugees. Given that its monastery had been destroyed...

November 29, 2019

As the last edition of InQuire this decade, our executive team give their thoughts on the 2010s and its implications for the future.

History made, George Knight

As significant as the 2010s may seem to many contemporaries, how the future will perceive our time is debatabl...

October 15, 2019

It’s the 1500s. After centuries of disease, invasion and several burnt cathedrals, Canterbury is back as a top-ranking English city; populous, rich and still a prime location for pilgrims from all over Europe. At the centre of all this was the cathedral (still in one p...

October 1, 2019

Welcome to episode four of InQuire’s History of Canterbury. Previously, we showed how the dramatic death of Archbishop Becket in 1170 changed Canterbury’s history forever and turned it into a European religious centre. This episode explores the rest of Canterbury’s med...

September 29, 2019

Image: Flickr | Tommy Truong79

To any History, Politics or American Studies student, the words ‘Vietnam War’ and ‘Robert McNamara’ bring back rather dull memories of yet again going over some of the darker days of US political history.

However, it seems that Dr. Aurélie...

September 12, 2019

Evening, 29 December 1170.  Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is about to conduct prayers in the cathedral. Meanwhile, four knights are racing to Canterbury. What’s about to happen is the most important event in Canterbury’s history…

Thomas Becket wasn’t your usu...

August 7, 2019

Welcome to episode two of InQuire’s ‘History of Canterbury’. Previously, we explored Canterbury’s Iron-Age beginnings, its prospering under the Romans, and its decline after they left. Now we look at Canterbury over 150 years later, exploring its turbulent yet legendar...

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