What words come to the English, the Scots, and the Welsh when they are asked to summarize the history of their country?
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The contexts in which the term ‘Britain’ is favoured over ‘England’, ‘Scotland’ or ‘UK’ reveals much about the underlying assumptions.
Public examinations involve a great deal of interpretation. How much freedom do those who interpret those frameworks have when devising assessments?
Contemporary populist narratives tend to foreground “othering” to a remarkable degree. Is there a future for “collectivity” in an age of division?
Despite its limitations, perhaps etymology can point to subterranean connections between words, spark possibilities for reflection and, thus, create or make explicit neglected semantic possibilities?
People should have some understanding of what empires are, and what effect they have. What questions are worth asking about the concept…
Official narratives as in LUK give us insights into national identity management. This is particularly true when they aim to project identity outwards.
British and Commonwealth history are deeply entangled. A fresh approach is not to look at British action, but at the Commonwealth’ own agency and decisions.