Catalogue of Dissertations completed in the School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester



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History, M.A., MRes & Ph.D





Author

Title of thesis

Degree

Date

Abdulrahman, Karwan

The End of History in Hegel’s thought

M.A.

2012

Ainscow, Jonathan

A Prosopographic Study of the London Revolution Society

M.A.

2013

Austen, Graham

William Seward, 1702 – 1740: Publicist, Philanthropist, Martyr

M.A.

2011

Aydeyer, Caner

Turkish-American Relationship Between 1945 - 1960

M.A.

2013

Bailey, Ty

Realist Neutrality: British Diplomacy and the American Civil War

M.A.




Bailie, Elizabeth Caroline

To what extent did the British take an active involvement in the recovery and rehabilitation of refugees during the crises that occurred leading up to the creation of Bangladesh on 26 March 1971?

M.A.

2009

Baker, Gary

Sir Andrew de Harcla, Triumph and Disaster: Nobility, Politics, and Warfare in the Reign of Edward II

M.A.




Baker, Lucy

Did Massive Resistance act as a catalyst to change the role of southern white women in America from passive symbols of white supremacy to activists, between 1950 - 1970

M.A.

2007[?]

Barber, Adam

The Kennedy Administration’s Cuban Policy; the Bay of Pigs 1961 & The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

M.A.

2010[?]

Barlow, Georgina

Leicester, Migration and Multiculturalism

M.A.

2013

Barry, Charlotte

An Investigation into the Nazi Euthanasia Programme; with a Focus on the Structure of the Hadamar Institution

M.A.

2013

Bateman, Nicholas

A Comparative Study of Germans’ Attitudes towards Jews in Berlin and Munich, 1933 - 1945

M.A.

2007

Bates, Richard

Spa and the ‘Petit Tour’: British visitors to Spa, 1763 - 1787

MRes

2014

Baxter, Elizabeth

Poetry and the construction of ethnic identity in early Medieval Britain

M.A.

2010[?]

Beardsley, Thomas R.

Cotton, Class and Commerce. Elite Durability in Nineteenth Century Connecticut

Ph.D

2004

Benjamin, David

Support Structures on the First Crusade

M.A.

2008

Bentley, Douglas

A historical investigation into the extent to which Benjamin Disraeli was accountable for the Conservatives defeat at the General Election of 1880

M.A.

2007

Berry, Emma

What were the Motivations for Domestic Anticommunism in America, 1946 - 1956

M.A.

2003

Bickerton, Lee

Control and Command on the Third and Fourth Crusades

M.A.

2004[?]

Bishop, Claire

Middle-Class Identity and the Divisions of Gender; A Study of the Suburb of Knighton 1870 - 1890

M.A.

2011[?]

Blackburn, Debra

The City of Leicester During the Great Depression

M.A.

2004

Boxell, Owen

Roman Polanski’s The Pianist: Does it Do Justice To The Experience Of Warsaw Jews 1939 – 1945?

M.A.

2007[?]

Boyle, James Alexander

The Conduct of the British Army Overseas: Comparing the Second Boer War with Colonial India

M.A.

2012

Brearley, Stephen Charles

The International Wool Market 1850 - 1913

Ph.D.

2004

Bridger, Katie

The impact of gentry family identity and power on the landscape of West Goscote and Sparkenhoe hundreds, Leicestershire, 1461 - 1500

M.A.

2013

Brightmore, Lisa

Did the Truman administration period define the nascence of the civil rights movement?

M.A.

2003

Bryne, Alexander

The Impact of Joseph Chamberlain’s Leicester Speech, 30 November 1899

M.A.

2011

Burton, Leon

How did the British Parties of the Left react to the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and did this reflect the influence the response and attitudes of their West European counterparts?

M.A.

2003

Button, Emma

‘Wonderful Little Valkeries in knickerbockers’ The Enduring Myth of the Women of Pervyse

M.A.

2003

Buxton, Benjamin William

Anglo-Saxon Sculpture, the Aristocracy and the Kings of Wessex

M.A.

2009

Cajkler, Stephen

The Passport Control Network in Europe, 1919 - 1939

M.A.

2009

Calles, Thomas

‘Equality of Opportunity’ (or the ‘Myth’ of Meritocracy) and the Consumer Democracy of the New Right Individualism: a Study in Conservative Education from the ‘Great Debate’ to the Early Eighties

M.A.

2009

Camarillo, Evelyn

Noblewomen and Their Seals: The Heart of the Text

M.A.

2012

Cant, Katherine

The New Women: Creation of Identity Through Suffrage Literature

M.A.

2011[?]

Carroll, Brendan Daniel

Compatibility or Competition? Humanist and Franciscan Discourse on Crusading Against the Turks in the Later 15th Century

M.A.

2011

Chapman, Simon

A Study into Aspects of the Development of women Smokers in Britain Between 1939 and 1954

M.A.

2009

Chudasama, Sheetal

How did the Ku Klux Klan Use Propaganda to Popularise and Justify Their Cause 1915 – 1930?

M.A.

2005

Clarke, Tessa

The British Government, the Problem of Ulster and the Question of Partition 1912 - 1925

M.A.

2004

Clifton, Carolyn

Twenty-five years of ‘frightful contamination’: Leicester Borough Prison, 1835 – 1860

M.A.

2007

Cohen, Josh

Left – wing universalism and the problem of ethnic identity: British Jews and the Communist Party, 1930 – 1991

MRes

2014

Constantinidou, Christina

Approaches to Auschwitz through the eyes of Primo Levi

M.A.

2007

Cooney, Alex

The role played by Minnesota Senators; Humphrey, McCarthy and Mondale in shaping liberalism in Post – World War Two US politics

M.A.

2013

Coskun, Yasin

The 1971 Turkish Military Intervention and Its Representation in English Sources

M.A.




Coutts, Matthew

British Policy During the Czech Crisis March – September 1938

M.A.




Crockett, James

Aberration or Apotheosis. Barbarossa’s host on the Third Crusade and the expression of Imperial Authority in the late twelfth century

M.A.

2012

Curry, Emily

An Outlook on Genocide: The Perspective Behind the Lens of Holocaust Photographers

M.A.

2004

Davies, Brad

Does the United States of America have a “Conscience of Guilt” in the way its society, both individually and Collectively, Remember those that Purported Black Power in Sport?

MRes

2014

Demetriou, Soteroula

Evil Women in West Europe and Byzantium of The Middle Ages

M.A.

2007

Diffey, Philip

Archbishop Wulfstan and the Violence of Kings. Ecclesiastical Perception and Support of Royal Warfare and Violence in 11th Century Anglo-Saxon England

M.A.

2004

Dobbing, Cara

Ramsay MacDonald: From Failure to Success in Leicester, 1900 - 1906

M.A.

2013

Down, Tom

‘Such, Such were the Joys’ – Political Propaganda or Autobiographical Sketch. Testing the claims, evaluating the origins, and challenging the accuracy of ‘Such, Such were the Joys’ to determine the veracity and purpose of this most controversial piece of Orwellian Literature

M.A.




Elliott, Kieran Lewis

In from the Cold: An Examination of Political Presbyterianism from Pride’s Purge to the Mid Protectorate

M.A.

2009

Elson, Peter

Changing perceptions of Jewish persecution during the Holocaust in British newspapers, 1945 – 1962

M.A.




Fackrell, Victoria

An Investigation into the ‘Popular’ Support of the Boer War; with a Focus on the Imperial Yeomanry of Nottinghamshire

M.A.

2011

Fairman, Thomas

The Effects of the Civil War on the Framland Hundred, 1637 - 1646

M.A.




Fallahi, Amber

‘The US views Iran through spectacles manufactured in Israel’. Discuss the impact Israel has on American foreign policy towards Iran during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George. W. Bush.

MRes

2014

Fattah, M. Mahmood

Tensions in the Special Relationships: Anglo – American Relations and the British Empire, 1941 - 1950

M.A.

2014

Freeman, Gavin

The Problems of the Liberal Party in Leicestershire, 1914 - 1924

M.A.




Gad, Alison

The Evidence of Literacy from First-Person Inscriptions and their Function in Anglo-Saxon England.

M.A.




Galloway, Stuart

British Policy and the Rhineland Crisis, March 1936

M.A.

2009

Garratt, Daniel

Prince Edward and the Conduct of War in the Fourteenth Century

M.A.

2013[?]

Gezer, Yalcin

Western Responses to the Ottoman Sultanate in the Fifteenth Century

M.A.

2013

Gillham, Anthony

‘A great deal of excitement, a great sense of insecurity, and a great feeling of indignation’ White racial violence in the American South during the 19th century

M.A.

2010

Gist, Elizabeth

Bohemond I – Prince of Antioch

M.A.

2012

Glass, Andrea

Louis IX – the Last True Crusader and the Final Expeditions to the Levant: an Analysis of Christian Mongols and Mamluks in the Thirteenth Century

M.A.

2013

Gowdy, Samantha

The Role of Anti-Communist Sentient During the Civil Rights Struggle in Mid-Twentieth Century America.

M.A.

2013[?]

Grudgings, Andrew P.

‘Bodyline’: What happened and why? Why was it significant and what was its legacy for cricket and Anglo – Australian relations?

M.A.

2012

Haines, Louise

The West Riding Women’s Suffrage Movement

M.A.

2003

Harrison, Katherine

An examination of the normative values of eighteenth century polite society, as expressed through conduct literature

M.A.

2011[?]

Hathway, Laura

The Women of the French Section of the Special Operations Executive: Recruitment Training and Responsibility (1940 – 1945)

M.A

2010

Hellouin, Manouchka

Tahiti, France and England: The Biased Diplomatic Relations which Shaped the Island’s Future, 1767 - 1847

M.A.

2004

Henwood, Helen

Lard Haw Haw – Myth and Reality British Attitudes to William Joyce

M.A.

2004

Hothi, Sumanjit

To what extent are Neo-Nazi and Far-Right movements in Britain and Wider Europe similar to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party

M.A.

2012

Howes, Kate

Harlot or Heroine? Women of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps – Why women chose to serve overseas despite Military and Civilian objections

M.A.

2013[?]

Hoyle, Kevin

Racial “Science” as articulated segregationist ideology understanding rather than describing the massive resistance of the white south

M.A.

2006

Hunt, Ian

Mass Murders on Trial: How the Nazis justified their atrocities at Nuremburg

M.A.

2008

Hunter, Catherine

The British Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Press, 1866 – 1814

M.A.

2004

Hurst, Mark

Soviet Dissidents and the West: The British Trade Union Movement’s Support for Soviet Refuseniks 1956 - 1985

M.A.

2009

Hurt, David

The Chantries and chantry chapels of eastern England, 1350 – 1485

M.A.

2004

Ibrahim, Mohammed Majid

Anglo – Iraqi Relations: Preludes to the May Movement of 1941 (May 1936 to May 1941)

M.A.

2013

Ioannou, Constantina

The Byzantine Empire (1081 – 1204): The army as an instrument of policy

M.A

2011

James, Alison

‘Wel wot men that women hath no mighte’; Gender and Violence in Eastern England 1290 - 1340

M.A.

2007[?]

Johnson, Catherine

A Local Study of the Birmingham branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union 1907- 14

M.A.




Johnson, Emma

Queens and Charitable Patronage in Fourteenth Century England

M.A.

2004

Jones, Christopher

“The war against the elements, against vermin, against boredom.” The First World War and the Reality of Trench Warfare.

M.A.

2012

Jones, Kenneth

The Occupation of the Channel Islands: Resistance or Shame?

M.A.




Jones, Owen

Belief in the Hereafter in Post-Restoration England (1660 – 1710) with special attention on thoughts and opinions concerning the belief in Hell and eternal damnation

M.A.

2011

Jordan, Alexandra

A Comparative Exploration of the Redactions of Bili’s Life of St Malo preserved in England, focusing on Hereford Cathedral Library P.7. vi

MRes

2012

Jordan, David

Revolutionary Socialism in Britain 1920 - 1926

M.A.

2011

Kagia, Evgenia

U.S. Policy Towards Cyprus (1967 – 1974)

M.A.

2007

Kendell, Daniel

Early Monastic Crusade Chronicling. Theological Perspectives and Accounting for the Crusades

M.A.

2004

Kenealy, Lauren

An Investigation into the Life, Times and Works of Katherine Chidley

M.A.

2007

Kilic, Ilhan

The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Turkish Straits

M.A.




Kouma, Andria

The Relations Between Byzantines and the Western World in the Late Eighth and Ninth Centuries

M.A.

2005

Krumins, Matiss J.

Postmodernism: Spectres of History

M.A.




La Barca, Giuseppe

Agriculture in the United States and the European Community; Domestic Developments and the Gatt, with particular Reference to the Crisis of the 1980s and to the Uruguay Round Negotiations

Ph.D




Lacey, Terry

Chamberlain’s Appeasement of Italy – A Doomed Enterprise?

M.A.

2009

Ladlow, Jake

The lives and experiences of the ‘mentally unsound’ in eighteenth and nineteenth century England.

MRes

2014

Lawson, Sean

‘The Mouthpiece of Southern Defiance’: The White Citizens’ Councils and Massive Resistance in Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida

M.A.

2007

Lees, Jennifer

Life After Death English Dowager Queens in the Later Middle Ages (1307 – 1482)

M.A.

2007

Leskanich, Alex

Apotheosis or Epiphenomenon? An Inquiry Concerning the Reduction of Truth to Historical Thinking

M.A.

2011

Lester, Christine

The Black Death of 1348 and its effect upon the Medieval Hospitals of London and South East England

M.A.

2006

Lloyd, Charles

The American Streetcar as a site of racial interaction, conflict and protest in the civil rights era, 1955 - 1961

M.A.

2013

Loizou, Despina

The Portrayal of Imperial Women in Byzantium in the Mid-Eight to the Eleventh Century

M.A.

2007

Maddox, Benjamin

A Comparative Study on the relationship between land ownership and defence by the military orders with reference to Latin Greece, Cyprus, Cilician Armenia and the Holy Land, between c. 1187 and c. 1291

M.A.

2011

Mahmada, Sipan

The Problem of Toleration in the Thought of Richard Baxter (1650 – 1660)

M.A.

2014

Mahoney, Cathy

The Role of the Media and Political Cartoons, Particularly Those of David Low, in Shaping Popular Perceptions of the Build Up To the Second World War

M.A.




Majors, Diz

From Lenin to Stalin…Theories and Perspectives

M.A.

2004

Makepeace, Margaret

Business and Benevolence: The East India Company’s Management of its London Warehouse Labourers, 1800 – 1858

Ph.D

2007

Marston, Oliver

Preaching of the Crusades to the East, 1187 - 1291

M.A.

2011

Martin, Peter

“It Shall Not Pass!” Conservative Opposition to British Entry into Europe, June 1970 – July 1972

M.A.

2006

Mcallister, Rianne

The Violent Struggle: A Critical study with a view towards understanding Orwellian Socialism

M.A.




McGivern

Why did the case of the ‘Scottsboro Boys’ provoke such a variance in domestic reactions between 1931 and 1935?

M.A.

2005

McKay, Thomas

Dealing With the Past: Memories of National Socialism, World War II and the Holocaust in Great Britain

M.A.

2007

Meier, Melanie

Hutesium et Clamor: Against Women by Men in Late Medieval London and Yorkshire, 1300 - 1381

M.A.

2003

Mitchell, Jenny

Is current teaching of the Holocaust able to deal adequately with the moral issues that the Holocaust raises?

M.A.

2006[?]

Mohammed, Rahma

‘Religious Conflict and Military Struggle in Palestine and Syria 1099 – 1150.’

M.A.

2009

Moran, James C.

The Earl of Bute and The North Briton: The role of the popular press in the fall of Bute’s Ministry 1762 - 1763

M.A.

2012

Morris, Richard

Queen Victoria and the Afrikaners: The Diamond Jubilee at Pretoria

M.A.

2012

Morse, Daggett

The Merovingians and England: Frankish Influence on Anglo-Saxon Kinship and Church in the 6th and 7th Centuries

M.A.

2011[?]

Morton, Andrew J.

Trench art of the Great War: Gendered inscriptions within gifts, souvenirs and items of personal use.

M.A.

2010

Moss, Kellie

Account For The Ways Convict Transportation To Australia Was Utilised By The British Government And the Effect it Had On Its Expanding Empire

M.A.

2013

Murphy, Anne L.

Society, Knowledge and the Behaviour of English investors, 1699 – 1702

Ph.D.

2005

Negrine, Angela

Medicine and Poverty: A Study of the Poor Law Medical Services of the Leicester Union, 1867 - 1914

Ph.D.

2008

Nevell, Richard Antony John

King of the Castle: A study of castle slighting in the 12th and 13th centuries

M.A.

2011

O’ Rourke, Andrew

Unravelling a Community: Analysing the boundaries of ‘Community Engagement’ between Quarry Bank Mill and the people of Styal Village 1939 – 2013

M.A.

2014

O’Brien, Susan

Attitudes of the Church of England towards the Holocaust during the years 1941 - 1942

M.A.

2005

Palmer, Nicholas I.

‘We who were once Occidentals have become Orientals’: Crusading and the Rise of National Identity

M.A.

2007

Parker-List, Katherine

‘Erotic Modesty’: Victorian British Discourse verses the ‘Other Face of Corsetry’

M.A.

2011

Parkinson, Hal

Famine During the Crusades 1095 – 1254: An Issue of God, Class and Blame.

M.A.

2011[?]

Payne, Joanne

A Comparison of reading habits from 1721 to 1810 in England through a contextualisation of upper class women’s diaries

M.A.

2005[?]

Perkins, Amy

Romanticism Past and Present: Between Alienation and Re-enchantment

M.A.

2003

Pibworth, John

The Holocaust, a cross-curricular, multi-national subject.

M.A.

2005

Powis, Chris

British Political and military policy in Ireland 1919 – 1921: the experience of the 6th Division in south West Ireland

M.A.

2005

Pullen, Kimberley Jayne

The Poor Law Union of Lutterworth, 1834 – c.94

MRes

2013

Purcell, Emma

Gossip, Socialite, Business Woman or Record Keeper? A Re-Evaluatoin of the diary of Abigail Gawthern of Nottingham, 1751 - 1810

M.A.

2013

Quimby, Sarah

Holocaust Denial: History or Ideological Propaganda?

M.A.

2005[?]

Rasul, Rawaz Mahmud

The Portrayal of Kurdistan and the Kurdish People in the British Print Media between 1880 and 1920

M.A.

2012

Rochester, Tom

On Earth as it is in Heaven?: Bede’s Christian Vision of Secular Kinship

M.A.

2013

Rowberry, Lizzie

Flightless Birds and American Mouths: The Fall of PATCO

M.A.

2013

Rushton, Rebecca Rose

A Study into the applicability of the ‘era of alignment’ theory in Leicestershire during the period 1945 - 1970

MRes

2012

Saeed, Sulaiman Snaan

Britain’s role in the establishment of the Iraqi monarchy and the nomination of King Faisal I in 1921

M.A.

2013

Sargeant, Gemma Michelle

How far did the German and Non-German doctors of Auschwitz remain true to their Hippocratic oath?

M.A.

2004

Satterford, Gregory C.

The Development of the German monarchy in the High Middle Ages between the years 1000 and 1200 AD

M.A.

2011[?]

Seel, Alastair

Was the Bolshevik Terror under Lenin a reaction to circumstances or an integral part of Bolshevism?

M.A.

2005

Smith, Gavin G.

The Fierce Virgin: Representations of the Virgin Mary During the Northern Crusades

M.A.

2004

Smith, Robin Alexander

‘A Matter of Machinery’: The Influence of Technology on the Reconquest of the Sudan, 1896 – 1898.

M.A.

2008

Snowden, Thomas Dylan

‘What can the Mold Riots and other Social Disturbances which Occurred in Nineteenth Century Flintshire tell us about the Local Mining Community?

M.A.

2013

Sohatski, Rebecca

The Image of the Victorian Murderess in the English Popular Press: an investigation into the portrayal of women who killed

M.A.

2011[?]

Sparey, Rebecca

The British Re-education Programme for German Civilians and Prisoners of War, 1945 – 1949

M.A.

2009

Sparrey, Marc

A Historical Consideration of Contemporary Advertising Methodologies

M.A.

2009

Spicer, Natalie

An Investigation into Intellectuals in the Nazi Regime, with a particular focus on the Einsatzgruppen.

M.A.

2011[?]

Standley, Charlie

“We do our best to urge the importance of war crimes trials, but a Brigade Commander has his own sense of proportion and makes up his own mind about the relative importance of many of the tasks he is ordered to carry out with insufficient manpower and insufficient time. The patience of a cabinet minister will not influence him greatly o make him change his mind.” (Brigadier P.G. Turpin, Chief of Staff BAOR, 15 March 1946) To what extent can tension between Government and the military explain the limitations of the British minor war crimes trial; programme in occupied Germany, c. 1945 – 45?

M.A.

2009

Strong, Stuart

How the Foreign Office monitored, commented on, and shared concerns relating to the International Consequences of the Civil Rights crisis

M.A.

2004

Thomason, Kelly

Breedon and the Peterborough Connection

M.A.

2006

Thompson, Charlotte

Fatal Accident: Women, Drugs and Social Anxiety 1900 – 1925

M.A.




Thornley, Jonathan Mark

‘Constructing identities in practice and imagination: the state, the police and the black community in Brixton during the 1970s and 1980s

M.A.

2013[?]

Toufexis, Irini

To what extent did Nazi racial ideology penetrate the German medical profession, and how did the profession help to construct this ideology? Nazi Symbolism: Human Genetics and Politics

M.A.

2011

Tuttlebury, James

Mary Wollstonecraft: Debates on human individuality and society in the late eighteenth-century.

M.A.




Varlow, James

Popular Jewish Resistance to the British Union of Fascists and the Role of Police in Manchester and the East End, 1933 – 6

M.A.

2013

Vora, Rashida

11th, 12th & 13th Century Medieval Spain. The Reception of Crusading and Convivencia

M.A.

2011

Wannell, Duncan

Keigwin’s Rebellion 1683 – 4: Urban dissent in seventeenth century Bombay

M.A.

2014

Waring, Thomas Anthony

Planning the Post-War Word: How Lack of American Policy over the Future of Germany in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Later Years Contributed to the Start of the Cold War.

M.A.

2013

Watkins, Nicolle

Reconstruction, Remembrance and Recollections: the Occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940 – 1945, in collective memory

MRes

2013

Watson, Charles

The Role of Foot-Soldiers on the Third, Fourth and Fifth Crusades

M.A.




Watson, John

Historical Analogies and the Decision for War in Vietnam

M.A.

2012

Weir, Marie

Peasant Religiosity in British Travelogues of Russia (1861 – 1905)

M.A.

2009

Western, Laura Patience

Women’s Responses and Contributions to Conduct Literature c. 1580 – c.1630

M.A.




Wharton, Eleanor Jayne

Absurd Stories and Parrot Cries: How Wartime Britons Reacted to The Holocaust

M.A.

2009

Whitlock, Abigail

The diffusion of beauty: The philanthropic activity of the Leicester Kyrle Society in the late Victorian Period

M.A.

2013

Williamson, Karen

A Consideration of Catholic Missions to Scotland, and their impact 1580 – 1603

M.A.

2013

Ying, Eng Wei

Noblewomen and Piety in Fourteenth Century England

M.A.

2011

Zignani, Andrew

British Reactions to the Russian Revolution, 1917 - 1920

M.A.

2010




British Commercial Policy in Persia in the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

MRes

2012




Historical Fact vs. Victorian Fiction. Printed Representations of Opium in Victorian Britain

M.A.

2011[?]




The Tresham family and their impact on the landscape of Northamptonshire 1450 to 1650

M.A.

2011[?]




‘The Foul Baboonery of Bolshevism’: an examination of Churchill’s role in the Russian Civil War, 1918 -1920

M.A.

2010















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