About Us

Our blog is dedicated entirely to History. History for the sake of history, for the sake of knowledge and sharing that knowledge, but also for our own sake and, (why not), the fun. Enjoying History while writing, reading, learning it…It’s something we have present and everyone should.

We, as history students (and not forgetting other collaborators) from the University of Winchester, will write about our interests in history with total freedom, but also about what is history, why do we study it, and the importance of history and us historians (or potential historians) for mankind and the world. Everyone is welcome to read and comment here. It doesn’t matter if you are a historian, a history fan, or just someone with curiosity, you are all welcome.


Now here are some short introductions from the current W.U Hstry Team!

Lillian C.G: I am Lilly and I came up with the idea of a history blog in 2010. I really wanted to write about history, but about what I liked or what we didn’t cover in class. So I gathered some fellow students and started this little project. I am technically a cultural historian, with a focus on the Viking Age, and art! But I like knowing bits and pieces from all over history and the world, so often you will find me blogging about whatever I can think of.

knurvik1807: Hey my name is Karl, and I’m a religious and cultural historian with a focus on Scandinavian and early medieval history, as well as gender and social history. However, I’m interested in most periods and topics so will try and branch out when I can.

Alex Popović: Hello readers, I’m Alex. You’ll mostly see me writing about Viking history on this blog, as Early Medieval is my favorite period. I also enjoy looking at different forms of warfare and weaponry throughout history. I’ve been told this makes me a warfare specialist, but i still write about many other things when something takes my interest 🙂

mtbell95 :Hi I’m Matt, I’m a modern historian, mainly interested in sport and music history. I enjoy the modern world because I enjoy seeing how past events have shaped the present and why things are happening the way they are.

answerellie: Renaissance/Medievalist Social and Cultural Historian. My particular favourite period of history is from around 1300-1700 looking from the English Wars of Roses, Tudors, Italian Renaissance and the role of women overall!

lauraljpotter: Hi I’m Laura, I mostly focus on social, cultural, women’s and minority history all around the world, especially Europe. I have a tendency to become obsessed with the less remembered historical figures!

Samantha: Hello everybody, my name is Sam. I have no particular allegiance to any historical era. There is so much choice! However if I need to be specific I will say that I have an interest in war and conflict; most notably Richard III, Battle of Bosworth and the mystery of the princes in the tower for Medieval History and Gallipoli and the United States in the 20th century

Dan: I’m Dan and I prefer Classical and Medieval history but It’s all interesting. In my spare time I read a lot and I want to teach History at secondary level.

Ellie (Lavender)-I’m interested in Tudor history and I work at the Tudor House in Hampshire. I also like religious history.

Michael – as you probably know by now – has an interest in early modern history, particularly in nation making and remembrance. He is also very much interested in military history, and anything related to religion, society and politics.

Emily : I like early modern and modern history, history of marginalised groups, specifically concerning women and race. I really love reading so enjoy looking at literature as a source for certain themes and periods 🙂

Sara – I like late medieval history, Edward III, the hundred years war and the wars of the roses. I’ve done some pretty cool things and worked with some very interesting people!But that is a different story.

We will do our best to keep the blog updated with certain frequency (at least once a week). Feel free to post, to comment, to interact and share opinions and criticisms (seriously, please) and to share our passion.

We hope you enjoy it!

<<The W.U Hstry Team>>

8 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi. 🙂

    I’m following now, but am finding it a little hard to navigate between topics. It’d be quite cool if you had a page listing all of the post titles or something, just to make it easy to pick out something to read. Just a suggestion. 😉

    I can see the ‘sections’ bit on the side bar, but it’d be nice to have a page with EVERYTHING on. 🙂

    1. it’s a third year student, but the essay is based on research she had to do for a university one so i guess you could do a quick reference

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