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Victorian Medievalism and the Palace of Westminster 

Written by Alice Goodwin. The Palace of Westminster stands as the home of Parliament, containing thousands of years of history. But the majority of this great Palace was designed and built in the nineteenth century, encapsulating a cultural trend now referred to as medievalism.

Cinema in the Age of Obama

Written by Jess Womack. Trends within film largely mirror trends within society, mirroring political and social feeling. This can especially be seen within the ‘Obama-era’ and beyond, where historical fiction exploring the racial past of the US became popular.


Writen by Hazel Atkinson. Known for her unwavering fidelity, Penelope did not lose hope that her husband, Odysseus, would return from the Trojan War, despite the decades that passed. This fictional piece relates the story through the eyes of the legendary Queen of Ithaca.


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