To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

James - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: Year 13 student James submitted this fascinating essay on William the Conqueror's Harrying of the North to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Vellacott History Prize essay competition. James's essay was a competition winner: as the judges noted, "[t]he standard of entries was high, but the judges felt that your essay stood … Continue reading To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

James - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student James has submitted this fascinating essay on William the Conqueror's Harrying of the North to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Vellacott History Prize essay competition. This competition requires entrants to first propose their own question, avoiding subject content previously or currently being studied as part of any history … Continue reading To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

Why Labour’s voters deserted the party, and why they were right to do so

Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Writing for the GSAL Humanities Journal, Jamie explores some of the issues pertinent to Labour's sizeable defeat in the General Election held in the UK in December 2019. This is Jamie's second essay to be published in the Humanities Journal: his first piece, entitled Genghis Khan: A Dastardly … Continue reading Why Labour’s voters deserted the party, and why they were right to do so