Robbie Burns used old ale, carbonised elephant tusk, lard and sulphuric acid to write...

Scientists have for the first time analysed the ingredients the Scottish bard Robbie Burns used when he made his own ink. Their study, which means...

Archaeologists race against time to save ancient handprints

A group of archaeologists are working against the tide to excavate a Pictish copper smith’s workshop located on an Iron Age settlement on the...

New book tells the story of Manchester’s forgotten reformer

A new book out by two Manchester Historians tells the tales of one of the City's forgotten heroes. Elijah Dixon played a key role in...

Exhibition tells the story of a 19th Century Lancaster built ship

Lancaster Maritime Museum has captured the fascinating and long story of a Lancaster-built ship. The exhibition, which opened this month and runs until September 9th,...

Historic London passage that influenced George Orwell reimagined by Manchester architecture students

The rich architectural heritage of an 18th century London mews that featured in 1950s cinema and the works of George Orwell is to be...

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...

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...