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.

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.

Viv Saunders reveals how sport and society are intertwined.

The anti-government protests in Egypt earlier this year swept through Cairo and Alexandria before measures could be taken to protect antiquities in museums and archaeological sites in those cities and across the country. Yet, argues Jonathan Downs, the impact on Egyptian heritage and the repatriation debate has been a positive one.

Patrick Little celebrates the life and career of a major historian of Early Modern Britain.