MTS Historians recognised by Oxford and Cambridge

It is a magnificent achievement to be recognised by such an esteemed institution

Peterhouse, Cambridge, annually hold a prestigious essay competition the Vellacott History Prize. In the past five years OMTs George Solomou, Yasar Cohen-Shah, and Joey Ricciardiello have all been commended for their compositions by Peterhouse, from a huge field of entries.

This year Willem Redman joins that illustrious company and has been commended for his essay ‘“The ‘Father of Parliament’: What motives lay behind Simon de Montfort’s leadership of the baronial opposition against the rule of King Henry III from 1263-65?” Willem suggested that numerous interconnected motives lay behind Montfort’s stance against Henry III.

It is a magnificent achievement to be recognised by such an esteemed institution, and the History Department would like to congratulate Willem for his tremendous success.