Britain

This is an engaging history of the capitalist world in the 1850s, which stitches together vivid stories of...

Stephanie Barczewski ponders the paradox that, in history, it seems that the worse a failure is, the more the British like it.

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In using Churchill to justify his Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson 'paints a barbarically simplified and ill-informed picture of what Churchill stood for'.

In the debate over the term 'Dark Ages' the importance of Tintagel in early medieval Britain should not be forgotten.

I begin this review with a confession. I am an inveterate weeper. I cry in the cinema, at television programmes and at the news. Music can leave...

Andrew Lycett uncovers the intriguing, labyrinthine paths to publication of the histories of MI5, MI6, GCHQ and the Special Operations Executive.

We may know it when we see it, but corruption is not a fixed concept. Mark Knights explains how 300 years of scandal have forged perceptions of what is – and what is not – corrupt. 

The reputation of Britons as a people who tightly control their emotions in the face of adversity is not necessarily a deserved one, argues Thomas Dixon.

After appearing at the Stratford Royal in the hit 1960 musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’...

Britons like to think that they all pulled together during the Second World War, but as Clive Emsley shows, some of the work force, in particular those employed in the nation’s ports, were just as likely to be pulling a fast one.