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History Essay Prize

History Essay Prize - 2016 Questions

1. Were the “Cavaliers wrong but wromantic and the Roundheads right but repulsive”?


2. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana The Life of Reason (1905-1906)


When has a knowledge of history saved us? or When has ignorance of history failed us?

High Commendation:


Berto, Matthew. Milano Italy

Nicholson, Jack. Tiffin School

Ruben, Daniel. Colchester Grammar School




Webster, Thomas 

Whitham, Daniel. St Paul's School London

Wilson, Oliver. Harrow School

John Locke Institute 
History Prize Winners 2015




O’Connor, Michael. City of London School


Runner Up:


Rowan, Iona. Wycombe Abbey School


Very High Commendation:


Kilburn Smith, Genevieve. Bishop Grandin High School, Calgary, Canada.