Manchester’s Most Famous Urban Legends 

Manchester is a truly ancient city. Beginning its life as a Roman military camp in Celtic Britain, it evolved from a minor Lancastrian township...

Visit the private home of the Earl & Countess of Derby

The Earl & Countess of Derby are welcoming visitors into Knowsley Hall, their exquisite stately home in Merseyside, during September’s annual Guided Tours Week, the only...

Review-The Old Stones-A guide to the Megalithic sites of Britain and Ireland

If you head into Lancashire's Forest of Bowland hidden within an enclosure of trees, you will come across a circle of eleven concrete posts marking...

The lessons of Manchester’s super-casino failure

Although organised gambling has a long tradition in the UK,dating back as far as the 18th century, the nation’s gambling traditions have been based...

Prince Harry and the history of the heir and ‘the spare’

The soon-to-be newlywed could learn a lot from Prince Philippe of France, argues historian Dr Jonathan Spangler,Senior Lecturer in History at Manchester Metropolitan University. And...

Pact of Steel – book examines the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini for the...

A new book by a historian from The University of Manchester has examined the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini in detail for the first...

Fear and wonder around Victorian science explored in family-friendly exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring the wonder and fear of 19th Century medical science in a family-friendly way is currently displayed at The Atkinson in...

Role of the still image in conflict goes under the spotlight in Manchester conference

The role of pictures in recording, commemorating and propagating conflict is to be examined at Manchester School of Art. Conference ‘Pictures of War: The Still...

Greater Manchester pub named as one the UK’s most haunted

As the fourth oldest pub in Britain, Bolton’s Ye Olde Man and Scythe has a resident ghost, several spooky encounters, and some chilling CCTV...

Researchers explore John Ruskin’s ‘Storm Cloud’ in 200 year celebration

Art historians at the University of York have co-curated a major new exhibition and co-edited a book on how John Ruskin’s views on the...