‘For our honour’s sake we dare not keep them out’: Josiah Wedgwood and the Jews in Nazi Europe

  Ahead of our conference and public lecture at Keele University on 22 November to mark the 75th anniversary of the death of History of Parliament founder, Josiah C. Wedgwood, and the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport debate, we hear from Lesley Urbach of the Remembering Eleanor Rathbone Group about Wedgwood’s role in assisting Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe…   Twenty-two days after Hitler became Chancellor of … Continue reading ‘For our honour’s sake we dare not keep them out’: Josiah Wedgwood and the Jews in Nazi Europe

Becoming a citizen: naturalizations and denizations in the seventeenth century

In the context of discussion both of ‘the Windrush generation’ and the citizenship aspects of the Brexit negotiation, Dr Vivienne Larminie of the House of Commons 1640-1660 section and co-editor of the ‘James I to Restoration’ blog page, discusses the often difficult process of becoming an Englishman or Englishwoman in the seventeenth century. This blog is part of our new series considering immigration to England … Continue reading Becoming a citizen: naturalizations and denizations in the seventeenth century

St Bartholomew and the Huguenots

On this day 1572 Europe was shocked by the anti-Protestant violence in Paris which came to be known as the St Bartholomew’s day massacre. In today’s blog and as a preview of her forthcoming volume of essays, Huguenot Networks, Dr Vivienne Larminie, Research Fellow in the Commons 1640-60 Section, discusses the impact of the massacre…   This past week marked the seventieth anniversary of ‘Partition’, … Continue reading St Bartholomew and the Huguenots