Policy Papers


European Law and the myths of a separate English legal system

Tamar Herzog reflects on the stories societies tell about their legal systems - stories of continuity, revolution and exceptionalism - and on the intertwined history of English and European law.

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Scandal and reform, 1960-2016: can better policies guarantee child welfare in secure custody?

Ben Jarman explores the history of child welfare in the youth justice system to show that overall culture is as important as specific safeguards - a modern emphasis on policy compliance may come at the expense of questioning policy effectiveness.

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Opinion Articles


Brexit and the mythologies of nationalism: a warning for Wales

Richard Marsden explores the historical distinctions between nationalist movements in Scotland, Ireland and Wales - and what this means for the UK after Brexit.

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Mines: the original “autonomous weapons” and the failure of early 20th century arms control

Combat drones are a contentious topic, but these are not the first "autonomous weapon" in history. Richard Dunley on the early twentieth century precedent of mines, and the lessons for those seeking arms control today.

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H&P Director gives evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

The session covered a range of constitutional questions including some highly topical material around no confidence motions, with much important historical context.

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Lessons from history: contextualising historical child sexual abuse and safeguarding

H&P historians collaborate with Farrer & Co in afternoon of talks on child safeguarding

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No. 10 Guest Historian Series


H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office and the National Archives to help revitalise the history content of the new History of Government Blog website.

H&P commissions and edits the No. 10 Guest Historian series, written by expert historians from the H&P network, as well as creating lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers.

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H&P is an expanding Partnership based at King's College London and the University of Cambridge, and additionally supported by the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the Open University, and the University of Sheffield.

We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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