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British and English Monarchs

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British Prime Ministers

The leaders of His or Her Majesty's governments, from Sir Robert Walpole through to David Cameron.

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Archive highlights from the March issue of History Today

Judith Brown assesses the curious coupling of sage and politician that...

Garibaldi came to England on a brief visit in 1864 and provided inspiration...

Ian Christie balances the skill and wit of Walpole as a writer against his...

Almost everything written about and by Kim Philby is wrong, claims Boris...

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