Opinion Articles

H&P encourages historians to use their expertise to shed light on issues of the day. If you are interested in submitting an opinion piece for publication, please see our editorial guidelines. We currently have 305 Opinion Articles listed by date and they are all freely searchable by theme, author or keyword.


The marrying kind? Marriage, freedom and the state in modern Britain

Love can bloom in myriad forms in 21st century Britain. In 2014 same-sex marriage was legalised and forced marriage criminalised. Is freedom of choice in marriage the touchstone of a tolerant society? Dr Julia Moses, of Sheffield University, explores the complex and often conflicting relationship between individual freedoms and state regulation of the family, revealing changing ideas and rules about marriage in Britain since the 16th century. 

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‘Children’ and the nanny state: shifting the boundaries of adolescence

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Is modern childhood over too soon?

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Back to the Future

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Personal reflections on new book, Sex before the Sexual Revolution

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