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Few episodes in the history of the British Labour movement have been as mythologised as that in which six Dorset farm labourers were shipped to Australia for their trade union activities. But, as Roland Quinault shows, their story is more complex and revealing than the myths allow.

Volunteer rationing in the First World War depended on patriotism, but that could only go so far.

Churchill’s vision of Britain’s role in the world may provide the key to Brexit.

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.