EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY'S HISTORY, CLASSICS AND ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE
The identity of the “Princes of the Tower” has remained a mystery since their sudden disappearance in 1483. Naomi Wallace and Marnie Camping-Harris discuss the prevailing theories regarding their fate, and the debates which continue to preclude examination of their remains.
On 8 September 1560, the body of Amy Dudley, the first wife of Robert Dudley, was discovered at the foot of a staircase. Naomi Wallace examines the scandal and suspicion surrounding her tragic demise.
Historian and Assistant Curator at Hever Castle, Kate McCaffrey conducted pioneering research on Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours. Naomi Wallace interviews Kate where she discusses her intriguing discoveries and career.
A first-class passenger onboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic, Margaret “Molly” Brown’s pleas to rescue people stranded in the Atlantic saw her immortalised in film. However, her philanthropic efforts extended far beyond the immediate tragedy, as Naomi Wallace explains.
The relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen has become embroiled in speculation and sensationalism in the decades following their deaths. Naomi Wallace examines the romanticism which continues to surround two of punk’s most enduring figures.
Anne Askew was burnt at the stake as a heretic in 1546. Naomi Wallace reimagines and brings to life her final moments.
Whilst the phrase “spare to the heir” has dominated headlines in recent months, it is an appellation which also overshadowed the early years of the future King Henry VIII. Naomi Wallace discusses the events that shaped the monarch, and the history of England.
R. F. Kuang’s 2022 novel, “Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence”, holds a critical lens to the British Empire, examining the atrocities perpetuated by academic institutions. Naomi Wallace discusses Kuang’s work which combines fantasy with a powerful critique of imperialism, set in nineteenth-century Oxford.