We are an independent group of scholars from seven countries and several ethnicities with a wide range of opinions on many subjects, but with the shared conviction that history requires careful interpretation of complex evidence, and should not be a vehicle for facile propaganda. We intend to provide context, explanation and balance in a debate in which condemnation is too often preferred to understanding.
We aim to inform and support individuals and institutions who feel uncertain in the face of the culture wars. We have begun by bringing together on this website a wealth of writing on contested issues in history, and we will continue to produce a stream of new writing which will both set the agenda for historical debate, and call out fake history.
How Bruce Gilley, Professor of Political Science, fought back from the culture of no platforming
When in 2017 Professor Bruce Gilley published an 8,500 word article on “The case for Colonialism” in a professional journal, Peer reviewed, it caused such a stir it was taken down, but since then his supporters have grown and that same article can now be found here on the History Reclaimed website.
Ruth Dudley Edwards – Defending Free Speech
Ruth tells how she left Ireland and her Roman Catholic upbringing to take residence in England where she felt the culture allowed her more freedom to think for herself and challenge the orthodoxies she had grown up with, which were often full of “hate and lies”.
Podcast: Interview with History Reclaimed author Joanna Williams
History Reclaimed author Joanna Williams has spoken up to reassess Critical Race Theory, the topical prism through which in recent years history is now being re-written and believes that far from ending racism in society today it will perpetuate it.
Jeff Fynn-Paul – the “Myth of the Stolen Country” is a ”self-inflicted wound”
Jeff Fynn-Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Economic History and International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Podcast: In discussion with, Historian Andrew Roberts
In a new podcast for www.historyreclaimed.co.uk Historian Andrew Roberts tells us why he is a supporter of the website and why he wrote a recent paper for the Policy Exchange Think Tank on Churchill’s true legacy.