In the 18th century, when women in scholarship were not encouraged and medieval languages were little-studied even by men, Elizabeth Elstob become a pioneer in Anglo-Saxon studies, her work even finding its way into the hands of Thomas Jefferson.

George Molyneaux explores how the realm of the English, conquered in 1066, was formed. 

Around 1300 a Northamptonshire man called Richard Mandeville killed his brother in the course of a stone-throwing competition. Whether this was...

The grand narrative may have fractured, the longue durée appear bloodless, but interest in the sweep of history seems undiminished:...

It is ironic that one consequence of the failed Scottish referendum on independence is that the English, who have dominated the British Isles for...

Malcolm Gaskill offers us hints about what compelled him to write this book. He mentions the ‘astonishing intensity of faith, forbearance and...

R.J. White analyses the events of the “Derbyshire Insurrection” - otherwise known as the Pentrich Revolution - as an example of local history in its bearing on national history.

How Thomas Cook and his son changed the aspects of travel, at home and abroad.

As forests and wild deer diminished in England, sportsmen took to the fox; Charles Chenevix Trench describes how hunting became the pastime of more varied social classes.

After a happy marriage, writes Joanna Richardson, the Heiress Apparent died, three years before her father became King George IV.


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