With these four categories as a mantra I now feel confident that I can start to write my Honours thesis drawing on the discussions from throughout the semester. Reflecting on my thoughts through this essay, I feel that the teachings have given me a better understanding of my own mode of thinking and I have certainly gained a clearer perspective on how to move forward as an Historian. I now have reference points for understanding motivation, a definite understanding that, for me, History should be written with a narrative about people and that I must always be mindful of my own filters and their place in my work.
As for the Vauxhall Gardens; I will use a synchronistic stage narrative, using iterative scenes and placing them within a Long Dureé context whilst considering class, economic, gender and cultural issues appropriate to time and place. I think I got them all.