Some of my university essays, shared here in case they’re of interest to anybody else.
English Civil War
To what extent can the outbreak of civil war in 1642 be blamed on Charles I?
Did the Franco dictatorship emerge more from long-term internal Spanish conflicts, or as part of a ‘European Civil War’?
How ‘new’ was the ‘new imperialism’ of the period c. 1870–1914?
Early Modern Europe
Has the role of religion in the French civil wars of the sixteenth century been exaggerated?
Why was the Swedish empire so short-lived?
Global Cold War
To what extent can the United States in the twentieth century be described as an empire?
What were the consequences of the Sino-Soviet split for the Cold War?
Gender, Space, and Time
To what extent and in what ways is Imperialism gendered?
“The 1917 Revolution was the inevitable outcome of the First World War”. Discuss.
Do you agree that the Soviet cultural policies of the 1930s were a retreat from socialism?
Why, and through what means did revelations of atrocities in the Congo produce a ‘crisis of empire’ in the early twentieth century?
Free Trade and Imperialism: the cotton industry and British foreign policy, 1858–98
Human Rights and Land Law
‘The much heralded deployment of human rights in English law has had significant effects in many areas. In land law, however, the effects have been muted and, in truth, hardly noticeable.’ Discuss.
Assess the proposition that the majority judgments in Liversidge v Anderson were wholly subversive of the principles both of the rule of law and the sovereignty of Parliament as Dicey would have understood them