21st Century

As the Chilcot Inquiry is published, John Sabapathy asks why, historically, we want inquests to mete out justice and hold guilty parties to account.

A recent book warns that current events will lead to war between NATO and Russia. It follows in a long tradition of military writers prophesying that weakness at home will lead to invasion and war.

Russian hooligans at a football match might be a relative novelty, but there is nothing new under the sun.

In using Churchill to justify his Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson 'paints a barbarically simplified and ill-informed picture of what Churchill stood for'.

During recent turmoil, Greeks have called on their history to form their political protests and criticise the powers they feel are oppressing them.

The need to manage the water supply has always been a driver of human history, argues Steven Mithen. 

Growing nationalism in the UK’s constituent countries threatens the study of Celtic languages and history, argues Elizabeth Boyle.

England has been conflated with Britain for so long that unravelling English history from that of its Celtic neighbours is a difficult task. Paul Lay considers recent histories of England and its people.

James Burge discusses Dumfries house, an eighteenth-century Ayrshire mansion saved for the nation through the auspices of Prince Charles.

Viv Saunders reveals how sport and society are intertwined.