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Issue 01

September 2020

Letter from the Editors

EPOCH is a non-profit publication produced by members of the history community at Lancaster University. We publish cutting-edge research in a friendly format, aiming to make academic history accessible to everyone. Our goal is to give postgraduates a platform to publish their work and to engage with a wider audience within academia and beyond. If you want to learn more about us and our mission, visit our About page to read the full Letter from the Editors

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                    - The Editorial Team

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Issue 01 September 2020

Oleksii Rudenko | Glasgow University

Using a fantastic range of primary sources, including art, tapestry and coinage, Rudenko delves into Early Modern Polish Kingship, showing how the Jageillion dynasty secured their royal image in Poland and beyond.

Issue 01 September 2020

Chris Halsted | University of Virginia

Halsted considers the diverse inhabitants of the Medieval Polabian swamp (North-Eastern Germany) and how these peoples manipulated geography to define themselves and others in the political landscape of the so-called swamp. #Medieval #Geographies 

Issue 01 September 2020

Nick Black | Suffolk University

On Wednesday 6 September 1939, two Spitfire pilots mistakenly shot down a Hurricane over Barking Creek, London. Black offers a close look at a case long hindered by hidden records and the folklore surrounding the incident.

Issue 01 September 2020

Abby Riehl | Trinity College Dublin

Now considered one of the great taboos, Riehl shows how cannibalism has been an integral part of many cultures worldwide. Her research takes us across continents to show that the eating of human flesh has constant presence in our past. #Medieval #Religion #Ritual


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