History Lecture

Friday 17 January 2020

On the 16th January, the History department hosted principle lecturer in History Dr Sean Lang from Anglia Ruskin University. Dr Lang spoke on the Indian Uprising of 1857 – 1858 to the DG (Year 12) and GR (Year 13) Historians, engaging students by discussing the cultural mindset of early Victorian Britain.

Morality, philosophical influence, race, culture and difference were shown to have played their part not only in the events of 1857 – 58 but also in the long term causes and ultimate consequences of, what was perceived at the time, a catastrophic event shaking British Imperial confidence.

Dr Lang encouraged students to think and challenge the various Historical interpretations of this event and to see it as more than a ‘Mutiny’ and something very different from a ‘War of Independence’.