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Personal persuasion and the hope of maintaining a Scottish identity encouraged emigrants to a better life in 1870s Canada - but their experiences on arrival were...

Fresh air, sexual liberation, manual work and socialism was the heady brew offered by the leading exponent of anti-Establishment attitudes at the end of the Victorian...

'Where's there's muck, there's money'...but there was also culture and patronage of the arts in nineteenth-century Manchester and Leeds. By Janet Wolff And...

Paul Dukes takes a look back on the Russian Revolution.

Ian Bradley examines the driving forces behind the crofters' attacks on the deer forests of Skye and Lewis.

A passion for self-improvement and enriched opportunity mark Lovett out as an archetypal Victorian – far more than a mere Chartist agitator.

The unlikely setting of the East London suburb of Walthamstow was a centre for the infant British cinema industry at the turn of the century. Margaret O'Brien and...

Jack N. Rakove tells how 'the miracle at Philadelphia' was an amalgam of high principles and backroom wheeler-dealing, to provide safeguards for the smaller states...

The Argentinian writer Borges described the combatants in the Falklands War as being like 'two bald men fighting over a comb.' But thirty years before, Britain and...

by Christopher de Hamel

Nicholas Tucker remarks on a newly translated volume on prviate life from Ancient Roman times.

Volume 4: 1899-1913

The routes and reasons of historical pilgrims

Keith Nurse examines a collection of Indian art at the Powis Castle in Wales.

John Biggs-Davison reviews a revised edition after 30 years.

An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy

Michael Burleigh charts the career of one of the pillars of the German scholarly establishment under the Third Reich an invaluable middle-man in 're-educating' his...

Rebel without a cause? Paul Cartledge probes whether the chequered career of one of fifth-century Athens' most famous sons reveals more about conflicting codes of...

Esmond Wright examines the American constitution and its workings after two centuries.

Norman Housley reviews this exploration of the early 13th century

by David Rock

Keith Nurse on an urban archaeological undertaking in Blackfriars Bridge, London

Kings and Kingship in France and England in the seventeenth century

Christmas is a time for children... an adage the Middle Ages took literally by promoting choir boys into bishops at ceremonies linked to the festive season.

Max Beloff looks at a book on the inter-war arms and naval limitations and the Washington and London Treaties.

Questions are raised about the death of men in John Franklin’s 1845 Arctic expedition.

by Peter Ackroyd

Despite the aspirations of Disraeli and others for 'one nation', the dynamics and disparities of Victorian society inexorably sharpened the sense of class identity...

The symbols, slogans, ideas and architecture of the Founding Fathers were saturated in the world of Ancient Greece and Rome.

People and Ideas in Seventeenth-Century England

G. E. Aylmer reviews two new books on Stuart England

The Triumph and the Tragedy of European Monarchy 1910-1918

Explorations of the Neolithic British monoliths

Janet Backhouse explores the Illuminated Books of Gothic England.

Philip Collins argues that Dickens' writing reflects not only a marvellous rapport with a cross-section of Victorian society but an integration of populism with a...

T.C. Barker on the 1,170 entries in the volumes of English and Welsh business history.

The formidable intellectual challenge to the English church by Wyclif and the pastoral work of his followers challenged the hitherto unquestioned acceptance of...

Ann Hills looks at the impact of the Derbyshire Historic Building Trust

Penelope Johnston takes a look back on the dinosaur age.

Dymphna Byrne explores two magnificent museums situated in Durham.

The first of the Romantic historians or a disgruntled propagandist of counter-revolution? Jeremy Black investigates how far Edmund Burke was a child of his times and...

Alexander to the Arab Conquest

One of history's little ironies - a period piece of First World War propaganda from a curious source which rebounded on its author.

'Take but degree away... and hark what discord follows' was a Tudor and Stuart commonplace but the neatness and fixity of what we think of as their social order is...

The newly-found voices of the slaves caught up in the American Civil War, and heard through letters to their families, are a testimony to their tenacity and unity...

Jeremy Black examines the claim that Louis XV may have used contraception.

Penelope Corfield finds that economic progress and new self-awareness in language and gesture disturbed the tranquility of the ‘Age of Elegance'.

The equation of sound money and balanced budgets with moral probity became difficult to maintain once the high point of 'laissez-faire' had been reached in...

David Starkey looks at what impresses the contemporary visitor to Henry VIII's palaces

'Beyond the pale' - the imperialists' vision of the Irish as ignoble savages originated in the attitudes and writings of medieval Englishmen.

Buying and selling with our 'kith and kin' was the hallmark of an intensive inter-war campaign for the idea of Empire.

'... a kind of Ken Livingstone of his day'. Britain's great imperialist made his early reputation as a civic radical, promoting public control of local amenities...

Is there a direct link between Julius Caesar, the Rome of the 1st century BC and a medieval world map in Hereford Cathedral? Peter Wiseman investigates the origins...

Juliet and Malcolm Vale trace through the web of secular status and religious instincts that made up the codes of conduct of English chivalry.

Service to the Crown might bring hereditary office and a title for the upwardly mobile of Louis X/V's France, but not acceptance by the traditional 'aristocracy of...

Mildred Budny reviews a book on Anglo-Saxon England.

Sarah Jane Evans investigates an array of events as the British Australia Bicentennial approaches.

Christian king or swashbuckling hero? The immense popularity of King Arthur in medieval romance gave considerable scope for a range of images.

Felix Barker keeps an open mind about speculation on the burial place of King Arthur.

Philip Mansel pays tribute to the Musée Napoleon Premier.

An examination of an archaeological site in the Lincolnshire village of Fulbeck, by Dymphana Byrne.

Ian R. Mitchell examines the museums of East and West Germany which provide contrasting views to German history.

Ann Hills on how Korea’s rich history is displayed.

Jack-of-all-trades and master of a period of English history which he both lived through and epitomised.

R.J.A.Wilson accounts for the making of Roman Britain.

Chris Durston records how the monstrous and the supernatural were seized on by political and religious factions in seventeenth century England as signs of judgment...

Ann Hills examines the reconstruction of Singapore's 19th-century buildings to accommodate tourism.

The last 150 years have seen a chequered but eventually triumphant reintegration of Jews into a society whose heritage they helped to mould, says C.C. Aronsfeld...

'Stirring up divine discontent' by education to effect a transformation of the social order became the credo of one of Victorian Christian Socialism's most...

Annette Bingham reports on an environmental project in Sri Lanka.

Terence Mirabelli investigates why Syria is losing an archaeological site.

Christopher Chippindale looks into the religious world of the Turin Shroud.

Lost illusions and gung-ho patriotism have both featured prominently in Hollywood’s reaction to the Vietnam War, but not to date some of the more unpleasant...

A myth for all seasons - the treatment through the centuries of Spain's medieval hero as a blend of Robin Hood and King Arthur provides revealing insights into the...

A look at the Georgian Group, who campaign for the protection of ancient buildings.

Nigel Llewellyn studies a title on the art of early-modern Spain.

Jonathan Alexander, the organiser of an exhibition on English Gothic Art at the Royal Academy, outlines its contents and objectives.

Paul Rich describes how the aggressive imperialism of the late Victorian age co-existed uneasily with the intellectual search for English 'roots' in a pre-...

Nicholas Orme shows how Catholic and Protestant reformers alike campaigned rigorously against medieval attitudes to prostitution which were far less restrictive...

David Braund takes a look over the latest collection of books on the Roman age.

The recent recovery of large quantities of porcelain from the South China seas highlights eighteenth-century Europe's insatiable desire for tableware from the...

70 years ago the massed tank battle of Cambrai ushered in the transformation of the mythology, imagery and practice of conventional land warfare.

The hubris of Louis XI's Constable produced his nemesis against a background of incipient French nationalism and a growing royal sense of 'majesty'.

‘England… requires markets more than colonies.’ Mary Kingsley’s espousal of the African cause was founded on the empathy between second-class citizens in a white,...

'Revisionism' has now become a historian's catch-phrase. Long-cherished interpretations of upheavals in British and European history have been re-examined. In this...


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