My objection to the ‘rewriting history’ argument and narrative

‘I think it’s time we stopped our cringey embarrassment about our history, about our traditions and about our culture. And we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness’.

The decision by the BBC to play only an instrumental version of the songs ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and Rule Brittania’ at the Last Night of the Proms. Of course, since the story ran at the start of the week it has brought about a rage of fury from those who would argue against ‘wokeness’ or that in some way we are erasing our history. That was a sentiment shared by the Prime Minister [Pictured above; Image from BBC] back in May when protestors vandalised the Winston Churchill memorial, as are the words in the above quote read more

Jallianwala Bagh: 100 years on should there be an apology?

Five months ago, we marked the centenary of the end of the First World War. Today marks another century. It is of an event that feels like it has not received near as much exposure in the media. That is despite it being labelled by Herbert Asquith, Britain’s World War One Prime Minister as being ‘one of the worst outrages in the whole of our history’.

This is something that personally, I had never heard of before studying History at University and anyone on that particular course/module, if they are reading this, will be sure to pick out any inaccuracies. read more