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'Arguably among the most misconceived and incoherent studies ever published in the field of gay history'.

Without dexterity and imagination historians are in danger of overlooking the telling details that complete the bigger picture, argues Mathew Lyons.

Churchill and Hitler painted scenes of the Western Front while in remarkably close proximity to one another.

How far did artists in the Second World War support the war effort of their respective nations and perhaps become a propaganda arm of those fighting it – and did the quality of their art necessarily suffer as a result?

The time-travelling pair continue their adventure with a visit to Shangdu.

It was Scots who were the most vocal advocates of a vibrant, imperial, Protestant Great Britain,

Hugh Brogan is unimpressed by a poorly written book whose tedious prose  'insults the memory of Tocqueville'.

Does the death of French medievalist Jacques Le Goff mark the end of an era in historical scholarship, asks Alexander Lee.

A Puritan Commonwealth on the western shores of the Atlantic Ocean was the ideal that Governor Winthrop and his seventeenth-century colleagues had in mind, writes Richard C. Simmons.

John M. Coleman draws a distinction betweent the Thirteen Colonies and the rest of North America.

When American Minister in Paris, writes Stuart Andrews, Jefferson was a sympathetic witness of the events of 1789.

Sailing the North-west Passage around the coasts of the American continent was for long an explorer’s ambition. George Woodcock describes how Amundsen realized it in 1906; Sergeant Larsen, R.C.M.P. in 1942-44.

Albert E. Cowdrey records the enlistment of runaway slaves by the North during the American Civil War.

In the spring of 1777, writes Arnold Whitridge, an ardent young French nobleman set sail from Bordeaux to avenge himself against Britain.

After a difficult start, writes Elizabeth Linscott, the Pilgrims’ Colony gradually became self-supporting.

Chinese labour in South African mines presented a problem to Liberal consciences, writes John Lehmann.

In 1917, writes Charles Maechling, the new Emperor of Austria tried to extricate his country from the turmoil of the First World War with the help of Prince Sixtus.

D.H. Burton writes that Roosevelt was one of the chief architects of an Anglo-American understanding that survived many diplomatic crises.

The first Victorian naval ships were much the same as Nelson’s Victory; by the end of the century, writes Derek Lawrence, armour, fire-power and methods of propulsion had totally changed.

In 1373, writes Jan Read, King Edward III signed an alliance with Portugal which has lasted ever since.

Patricia Wright describes the first Italian attempt to capture Ethiopia.

W. Bruce Lincoln describes how the European Revolutions of 1848 alarmed the Russian Government so much, it sent its armies to aid the Habsburgs in Hungary.

After service in the Russo-Japanese War, writes Norman Saul, the Aurora helped to secure the Bolshevik triumph in Petrograd.

The powers of American Riflemen were underestimated by the British Government, though not, writes John Pancake, by observers in the field.

Medical advice from our Renaissance forebears.

An engaging and expansive exploration of humankind’s quest to defend itself against disease.

Traders and missionaries from Europe, writes Sarah Searight, settled on the islands many years before official annexation.

The Boers, writes R.F. Currey, made a paramount gain during the peace that followed the South African war.

Within a century, writes Sergius Yakobson, the Russians expanded over Asia from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean.

French expansion, writes Michael Langley, in North and West Africa during the nineteenth century was an impressive colonial achievement.


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