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.

Joanna Richardson describes some French visitors to England, from Louis XVIII and Madame de Stael to Verlaine and Mallarme.

John Prest describes how the progressive Whig reformer of the 1830s became unpopular as Prime Minister after 1846.

‘If Napoleon had conducted the campaign of Java exactly as did Auchmuty, whole libraries would have been written in laudation of it. Yet this brilliant and sterling soldier has been forgotten.’ So wrote Sir John Fortescue in his History of the British ArmyA loyalist, born in New York, Auchmuty served the British Crown in India, Egypt, Latin America and Java. By Bernard Pool.