Examples of historical writing

Prudhoe castle, Northumberland

How would a historian understand events such as the seiges in 1173 and 1174 at Prudhoe Castle? Credit: Draco 2008

This page is part of the resources for prospective students interested in studying for one of the History degrees at King's College Cambridge. 

Historians study many different times, places and subjects. Common to them all, however, is the problem of making connections between real people and real events in the past and the many different concepts used to make sense of them both. It is a mistake to think that a single book can be a guide to the many different ways that historians have tried to address this problem, but you can get an initial idea of its ramifications from the following:

You will find further reading advice, a virtual classroom and some online lectures on the faculty website.


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