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On May 7th, 2015, as the polls closed, it seemed certain that the Tories or, more likely, Labour, would have to form a coalition or govern Britain...

The purpose of this book, whose articles are drawn (updated, though not always the ‘further reading’) from Blackwell’s five-volume ...

Although Peter Frankopan’s latest book is written as popular history, such was its scope that I approached the preface expecting an academic...

A three-month frost fair began on November 24th, 1715.

It is not easy to capture the wonder of the first controlled heavier-than-air flight, the stunned amazement of the onlookers, but David McCullough...

The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.

From Aristotle to El Alamein, via the Silk Road and Charlemagne's vast empire, ten leading historians tell us about the best books from 2015.

Seconded to central Africa following the outbreak of the Second World War, John Cadbury became a master of logistics in one of the world’s toughest environments, as David Birmingham reveals. 

Inspirational schoolmaster who became a leading scholar of 18th-century Europe.

A photograph taken during the Great Depression prompts Roger Hudson to re-evaluate Roosevelt’s New Deal.


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